The process of making shoes from rope is pretty complicated

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The sole of an espadrille—a really basic form of shoe—is made from rope. Specifically, jute rope. It’s a rather impressive (though also totally quaint) process as the rope needs to be braided together with different twines and then hand molded and pressed into the shape of a foot. Here’s how they do it.

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