La Alpargata -My Spanish Word Of The Day 9/14/2016

¡Hola a todos!

My Spanish word of the day is:

la alpargata

espadrille, rope-soled sandal

 

La  alpargata es un calzado cuyo origen se remonta a iberos y romanos.

The village of Cervera del Río Alhama in the province of La Rioja, Spain has been producing las alpargatas since the 13th century.  Below is a  four and a half minute video about how the sole of this comfortable shoe is made.

¡Nos vemos!