Nothing makes me think of summer like a pair of colorful espadrilles. I remember them from my childhood, at the foot of my father, of a nice white that regularly tended to gray after the first, merciless, wash. Then they’ve cropped up last summer, at the feet of all the coolest hispters, those who spend hours in the morning just to look like “I woke up late and put on the first thing I found”. And, after my eyes got used to them, I have succumbed to the charm of a comfortable pair of slippers in canvas, emerald green, to be precise (don’t ask me why, in fact they are impossible to match with anything …). In short, it’s hot again, and it’s time to pull them out again. Poking around on the web, I found Paez, an Argentine brand founded in 2007 by Tomas Pando, Francisco Murray and Francisco Piasentini, and yet much appreciated, both in South America and in the 30 other countries in the world where it’s currently distributed. Despite the huge success, Paez produces their shoes all local, in a small factory in the province of Buenos Aires, providing a low environmental impact. For the spring/summer 2012, the choice is really wide: solid colours, striped, printed, with sequins, … Finding the right model for you might not be easy! To find the nearest dealer, contact Paez directly on their site or their Facebook fanpage.