It doesn’t get much more OddBall for Cee’s Challenge than cashmere espadrilles.

Are they the latest designer “must have” or what?  Certainly at this shop in Malta there was no cashmere anywhere in evidence, but there were plenty of espadrilles in every size and colour.  Perhaps the sign about cashmere refers to winter stock which is long since gone. Or perhaps woolly sandals are for cooler evenings when you’re dressed up and you don’t want to wear socks.

cashmere espadrilles shop Malta

Cashmere Espadrilles for Anyone? ©HelenBushe


Marsha · 23 May 2016 at 21:47

great picture. I love them hanging on the door.

    HMB · 23 May 2016 at 22:24

    They’re certainly different. Thanks for stopping by.

Cee Neuner · 23 May 2016 at 18:08

Excellent photo for this week’s odd ball. Thanks Helen.

Marga Demmers · 23 May 2016 at 16:18

Maybe they just serve as a knocker, because the bell refuses service. Nah, crazy idea. I like to wear espadrilles, though, only in summer of course. I got presented with a pair of Catalan espadrilles (‘espardenyes’) when I played the role of a shepherd in a traditional Catalan Christmas play. Still have them…

    HMB · 23 May 2016 at 22:28

    Well I’m almost speechless. A traditional Catalan Christmas play?!!! And you got espadrilles as a reward???!!!! This is surreal. Fascinating . Thanks for sharing this!

      Marga Demmers · 24 May 2016 at 08:18

      There is a whole network of associations of Catalans abroad, nearly every country has one. They organize all kinds of events in their adopted country, especially the national Catalan ones, like Saint George and 11 September. I was member of the board of the Dutch branch and we all played a role in the Christmas play. Great fun! Now it is only a Facebook community that gets together whenever they feel like it. The younger generation has taken over…

        HMB · 24 May 2016 at 09:10

        Ah! Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! Very interesting too.

Jean Reinhardt · 23 May 2016 at 09:38

No need to wear socks with those shoes, 😉

    HMB · 23 May 2016 at 10:10


GeorgieMoon · 22 May 2016 at 20:32

That certainly is an oddball photo. I’ve always fancied some cashmere espadrilles…

    HMB · 22 May 2016 at 20:36

    You’re so avant garde!

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