You're probably thinking: what are zeez sings called alpargatas.
Well, thees is what dey are:
They are also called espadrilles, but in our house they are always called alpargatas.
You may be familiar with this style because of Toms Shoes.
You see, Argentines have been wearing alpargatas for ages. AGES! And so have other cultures, but I prefer to give credit to the Argentines.
A modern Argentine (SIL2) wearing alpargatas. She moonlights as a horse whisperer.
They are an Argentine staple. And I was introduced by my in-laws many years ago.
Thanks to Toms and other companies, the alpargata, or espadrille, has become more popular in the United States with even celebrities showing their love for alpargatas/espadrilles/Toms.
* In all honesty the Toms Shoe mission is noble and honest. But this is not meant as an advertisement, rather as an information item for your consideration. There are other sources of this style of shoe, one directly from Argentina at La Querencia, however I have never shopped at this place and do not endorse it. In fact, I would suggest exercising caution when doing business online with any foreign company. That caveat aside, love the alpargata! Do it! I dare you not to.