Pare Gabia is the story of sandal maker, Jean Corbun, who settled in Sainte Marie de Gosse, in the heart of France’s Basque country in 1935. Here, he began manufacturing espadrilles – the beloved summer shoe with its traditional woven jute sole and canvas upper. In 1950, the company took on the name “Pare Gabia”, which means “without equal” in the Basque language and in 1970, Jean’s son Bernard took to the helm, and expanded the brand’s product range to include the iconic wedge style made famous by Yves Saint Laurent at the time. Today, the shoes are produced between France, Italy, and Spain using mostly recycled or natural European materials. The label caters to men, women, and kids with a collection of beloved classics, as well as some new winter styles lined with wool and felt. Discover the brand, now on Smallable.
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