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Viscata Barcelona Espadrilles

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Mine's still going strong after almost 2 years! I've worn them a good amount during warmer months in the Bay Area (so pretty much all the time?) and have taken them through rainstorms in China.
These are pretty sweet and they are definitely a bit more substantial than your regular TOMS. I got them wet a few times and the jute has held up well.
There is definitely a little bit of fraying on some parts (especially where my big toes are!) from wear and tear but overall I'm pretty impressed with the quality and would happily buy a second pair.
I bought the Navy Viscata Portbou Espadrilles, from a previous drop, in 12 US / 45 EU that were too big for me (and so never worn apart from initially trying it on) if anyone is interested. Here is a link from the previous drop: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/18963
SyedAhmedAli
Interested. Will you send them? I actually bought the 44 in Denim and they are too tight. Haven’t been able to use them at all.
LovingMassD
By sending them, I'm guessing you're asking if I can take care of shipping? If so, I get cheap shipping from work so I can take care of that. Email me at syedahmedali91@gmail.com; I'll dig up the shoes from my closet and send you pictures of them.
I was hesitant buying these as it's a new style to me and have never tried them on, but they are insanely comfortable. Quick and easy to put on and go to the store or a walk. I requested another drop for more colors!
Also, somehow they don't really smell yet, which is pretty astounding. My sandals on the other hand...
I usually buy EU 45, and the EU 44 was uncomfortably tight the first day--bent toes, squeezed metatarsals--then after two nights using a shoe tree they were much better, and after a couple weeks of wear the shoes gave in all the right places for a glove-like fit. Had they stretched like this after having started looser, the heel would probably be flopping. Would buy EU 44 again.
I am really confused on the sizes... What are these in inches? I'm trying to get 9 US (43 EU), since I wear US 8.5 shoes.
But from my research, 43 EU is 10.4375" which seems lot longer than my US 8.5 sized shoes.
Should I get 8 US (42 EU)? Thank you in advance.
ChoDing
I agree the sizing is confusing especially since their website shows other espadrilles like the Sitges as 9US (42EU) which is what I would expect. I am a 9US so that is what I ordered trusting that the 9US sizing is correct.
Am I missing the obvious? Are the sizes for women or men?
Relaunch update: US Sizing should be correctly listed now, plus we're offering 47 EU (12.5 US) as a Massdrop exclusive since many of our members have requested bigger sizes.
If anyone is a US size 9.5-10, my size 44 will fit you. Let me know. Sell them to you at the same price Massdrop offered them. Or trade for a larger size.
Here's your sizing problem. Massdrop incorrectly listed the sizes. This screenshot is the Viscata website.
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Well.. I hope whoever at Massdrop made that massive error gets a solid reprimand. If they have kids... don't fire them. Make them clean the bathrooms for a month, and NO SMOKE BREAKS. If they have no dependants, fire them! Horrible error that likely cost the company thousands and thousands of dollars.
SavvyB
I kind of love when these slip ups happen and the company has good customer service. I got my money back and a pair of good espadrilles to give to my friend. I am in no hurry to wear espadrilles, so I'm not too bothered.
I once bought $150 worth of parts on Amazon that got lost in shipping and they resent the stuff. Four months later, the first package somehow managed to find its way to me. Sweet!
On the other hand, I'll never buy a Gigabyte product ever again in my life for how they've screwed me. Global warranties are only as good as the authorized repair centers that service them - and uh, Gigabyte's don't. The worst part is that I would send in the laptop to be repaired and they would hold on to it for over 30 days. More than once.
Just like everyone else, the sizing is horrible. I ordered an 11 and aside from being far shorter than a regular 11, they are suuuuuuper narrow. I can't even get my foot in them, my girlfriend thinks they sent over women's size 11, plus Massdrop using DHL is getting us north of the border scammed by rediculous overcharges on duty and shipping. I ended up paying over $45 just to receive these faulty things.
I honestly feel a bit scammed about the size. Every time I look down I think, "These would have been great if they fit."
Really bummed out. These are the sorts of drops that make people averse to online shopping and Massdrop shouldn't carry Viscata as long as they have disingenuous sizing.
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Okay, seems like you went with the right size judging from your information. And the size EU 44 / US 11 should have worked out.
The one thing I'll say about espadrilles (as it's also noted in the main page for the event, and i think it's been discussed before on this thread) is that they're always built to stretch; being able to get your foot in there and having it bulge the canvas as it pushes through is part of the break-in process that takes a couple of wears to losen up the fabric and start molding the shoe to your foot.
When folks size up too much and expect a comfortable fit from the get-go, they end up with a loose fitting espadrille that comes in and out of their foot as they step -- since there's no lacing system on these styles besides the inner elastic band, the main thing holding your foot onto the shoe is a tighter right fit.
TomasV
Great informative post that is also dead wrong. Turned out Massdrop screwed up the sizing charts and EU 44 / US 11 was in reality EU 44 / US 10.
But the big problem with your post is that people would have listened to your advice, "Don't worry! The canvas will stretch!" and then buy a shoe that was poorly sized by the company or distributor and suffer through it thinking "Maybe it's supposed to be tight and uncomfortable..." This is disingenuous PR designed to limit returns.
I've been that sucker before. The floor seller will say this often in the shoe stores to get rid of the smaller sizes that don't sell as fast. The companies should provide adequate sizing charts and information from the get go.
These espadrilles are super good looking and qualitywise the best I've seen. Insole also seems very comfortable. Sizing is a major issue though like people are writing. I'm a size 43.5 EU and ordered a size 44 but they are too tight and too short lengthwise as toes get bent. So far I've worn them for two half days and not achieved a comfortable fit. Will give them another day or two before trying to pass them on to someone with a size 42.5 - 43 EU foot.
Arrived. They look great, but I ordered two pairs true to size and I can't even fit in them to stretch them out...
Just arrived. While I like the look and design, the sizing is completely off. I ordered true to size (EU 44) and what I got were way too tight to put on. Massdrop should have recommended everyone to size up.
EDIT: I eat my words, I'm astonished at how much they expanded to fit in just 2 days. They're very comfortable now.
$31 duties into Canada. Buyer beware - if you're a size and a half, like 10.5, don't buy 11, buy 12
Where my shoes at? :)
$16.75 to Canada???
can anyone say how these fit compared to clarks Danner or similar brands? I fit a true to size 14 for theses brands with some wiggle room, but when it comes to sneakers I can't wear anything below 15
Alee.G
Alternately my feet are almost exactly 12in, average width if anyone can offer some insight from that point
I ordered before and they are great but unfortunately I didn't realize they have some leather lining. Wish there was a vegan version.
I've never worn Espadrilles before. I usually find shoes to be too narrow for my feet and I enjoy having room for my toes at the front of the shoe. I'm normally a size 11, should I go ahead and order a 12 because these are on the smaller side, or would an 11 be wide enough for my foot?
How stinky do sweaty feet get in shoes like this without socks? I'm assuming extremely fucking stinky.
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I mean, it's hot af? I just love when dirt and grime is just encrusted and just fucking odoriferous as to be almost unbearable in a man or woman's armpit(s).
m0arpheus
Haha 😂
can this be special ordered in a size 15 wide size? It seems that massdrop never takes into sizing account for their big and tall customers.
pastorsavvy
Thanks for your message. We definitely do, hence you see the option for size 14, which is already pretty up there for most footwear manufacturers. We try to incorporate as many sizes and widths are logistically possible. Unfortunately, this time around there are no width options and 14 is as big as we go. I understand your frustration and will take your feedback into consideration going forward.
TomasV
Just in case. Add me to the list of wide toed monsters. And I love avoiding leather in my shoes. Thanks as always.
Been wearing it regularly for past few months. It will loosen up and become very comfortable. However the sole seems to be made of a very soft material, while it makes it very grippy, it also wears off very fast. Much faster than I would have liked.
Wish you had some smaller sizes. I would definitely be interested.
Ellen
If you're a size 7.5 you can get into the size US 8 (41 EU) no problem. Anything smaller than that i'm afraid we're not offering right now.
Their range extends lower than that, but at that point you'd be looking at the Women's styles, which I personally tried to offer previously by working directly with Viscata, but the styling, pattern and materials vary slightly from the men's version making it substantially different and hard to offer all under one single event.
Please refer to Viscata's website for their whole lineup of products. http://www.viscata.com
Hope that helps and thanks for the feedback, we definitely appreciate it.
Hi everyone! We're happy to bring back our favorite espadrilles brand, Viscata. This time around we're offering a wider size range and 3 new colors (denim, rust, and ash) for 2017. These will be ready for you just in time for the warmer months as they're made to order for us in Barcelona, Spain. Have at it and enjoy!
Are the sizes in men's or women's and are they in european or north american?
TimParris
The sizes are in Men's and they're both in European sizing and US sizing. Once you join the drop you'll see the options, every size will be listed both in US and EU.
For the love of all that's f***ing holy: can someone make these shoes in anything larger than a 13? You can have ALL OF MY MONEY, just make the damn thing. It's ridiculous that I can't find ANY of these shoes in my size.
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(sorry for the ranting and caps above... I'm 6'7" and 300lbs, so "stuff not fitting" is high on my list of pet peeves).
So for shoe size, I'm usually a 14.5-15.5 depending on the shoes. Is there a comparative shoe or some measurement I can make to find out if they'll fit?
I've been wanting shoes like this for so long, it would be awesome if I could finally get some.
Flowstate
These are true-to-size (which means according to the Brannock device -- that metal measuring tool they have at shoe stores or shoe section of department stores), but if you're between sizes they recommend sizing up. In this case, it would seem that you're a true size 15 (being between 14.5 and 15.5) so not sure these would work for you.
We actually worked directly with the vendor last year to bring the size 14 onto their production and our website because we've been having a lot of users ask us for extended sizing.
Hope to keep pushing our offerings and including as many as our community members as possible. Thanks for the feedback!
These shoes worked out great for me. The fit was not great at first but once I broke in the shoes, they were incredibly comfortable. I wear these shoes everyday now and wish I had a second pair. I will note that these shoes will be tight and not fit very well when you first get them but once worn in they are very comfortable. Hope they have another drop for these in the near future.
larry.cherry.0406
How long did the break in take? Mine are a bit snug/tight.
Another update from me! After 5 days, the shoe has stretched quite abit. My toe still kinda presses against the top, but much better now. Length wise still a tad too short, just the tinest of short. However, the shoe expanded mainly side ways, so now it is kinda loose. Still very comfortable but the back keeps coming out as it doesnt hug my feet well. Will try wearing socks with it, see if it helps.
I have to update--I crammed my feet into the espradilles to try to stretch them out, and--well, you know what, they do sorta fit nice and good now. They do stretch out. Now, I wear a 9 1/2 double wide American shoe, and I usually order a size 11 if wides aren't an option. I ordered these shoes in 11, and there's a bit of room lengthways between the front of my toe and the sewn seam of the canvas upper (about 3/4 inch). But my feet are wider than this shoe's width by a bit, and my feet squash outward when I walk on the sides quite a bit.
IanAnderson says below, "The basic premise is that if the length of the shoe fits, then that is their size and the rest will stretch out." I find this to be true so far, but even in terms of length--I sized up from a 9 1/2 to an 11 ordering these shoes, and I wouldn't want to order a single size smaller.