It seems as though there's really no such thing as a genuinely 'new idea' anymore.

That’s the difficulty with living in the year 2017 – everything’s been done before. Literally everything. 

The moment you think you have an original and unique idea, you go on to Google to find that there are thousands of people out there who had that same ‘new’ idea years before you did.

It turns out, your ‘unique’ idea isn’t so unique after all.

And right there and then, your hope and enthusiasm die a brutal and quick death; just like your ice cream suddenly falling out of the ice cream cone, and hitting the ground with a depressingly soft ‘thud’ sound.

But now and again, something comes along that's truly unique - something that's truly a first. 

And in our latest collaboration with the classic French shoe-maker Espadrij, we’ve created just that: something that’s never been done before. Namely, the very first black-soled espadrilles shoesIn principle and in construction, they have the classic French espadrilles DNA. However, they’ve also been given a very distinct modern twist – think of it as ‘New School’ meets ‘Old School’. Take a look and see what we mean…

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Truth be told, this is undoubtedly one of the most interesting collaborations we’ve ever done – and that’s essentially because of the fact that we are…well…us; progressive and modern. Espadrij on the other hand, is a brand that’s proudly focused on tradition, as well as old-school methods of manufacturing.

And that’s what’s so great about this collaboration – the seamless marriage of new and old school thinking.

As with all Espadrij shoes, the espadrilles from the Espadrij x tigha collection are all made by hand in a tiny village in the French Pyrenees – using only the finest and most durable materials available. The end products are artisanal shoes made the old-fashioned Southern-French way; but with a modern, innovative and distinctly tigha-style flavor. Plus, they’ll keep your feet – and your style – cool on hot summer days.

This marriage of French craftsmanship and forward thinking is really a beautiful thing. And you know what else is a beautiful thing? Not sweating your ass off even when it’s hot enough to fry a fucking egg on the side walk. 

..Not that we’d recommend actually testing that out anyways…