Make Authentic Espadrilles in San Juan

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Learn how to make traditional espadrilles shoes onsite at a workshop in Viejo San Juan. Make your own pair and take it home with you.

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  • Get guidance on how to stitch your own pair of traditional espadrilles shoes
  • Learn the story of espadrilles and the materials used in their construction
  • Find out how espadrilles rose from humble beginnings to become a fashion trend
  • Choose a size, lace color, and style for your own pair of espadrilles
  • Take your finished pair of espadrilles home with you to show off your skills


San Juan's #1 Espadrilles Experience! Explore the history of the traditional Espadrilles, stitch your own pair and take it home as the most amazing souvenir. Perfect for anyone aged 5-99+. The hosts were reviewed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience by more than 10,000 guests. Awarded Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice in 2021 & 2023. Featured by BuzzFeed, The New York Times, Washington Post & many more. We will meet at our workshop filled with materials, tools and finished products. This is where you will become an insider on the history of this humble people's shoe that evolved into a major fashion trend. You will find out the deepest secrets of this wonderful tradition. Together with master artisans you will craft your own pair of Espadrilles. Handpicking out of 100k+ different combinations, you will chose the size of the base, the stitching style and the color and type of the laces. Once done, you will learn the different ways to lace them up! At the end, when stepping into your own creation of Espadrilles, you will feel like a true artisan. You'll get a wearable memory of San Juan (one that it is hardly available to visitors) and a really cool story to tell. Are you ready? Check out our IG for inspiration at @handmadethebrand Book your seat now, spots are limited! P.S. For last-minute Workshops send us a message, any time, any day. P.P.S. You don't have to pay extra if you'll have too much fun. :)


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