Design Your Own Pair Of Espadrille Mules Online
Create a bespoke pair of espadrille mules using your very own artwork. At Contrado, you can become a footwear designer in minutes, thanks to our unique online design platform. Upload artwork, illustrations, photography, text and anything else, and make a pair of custom espadrille slides like you have never seen before. These chic shoes are handmade in London and feature a classic woven jute sole. Your designs are printed onto durable canvas fabric before lining them with super soft and supple porcine leather. It has never been easier to embrace personal style, and these canvas espadrilles for men or women are a great first step.
Custom Espadrille Mules Handmade In London
Your new shoes are not just "made", they are crafted. Our skilled teams of technicians, artisans, shoemakers, and designers work together to create a bespoke shoe that will make you stand out from the crowd. The materials we use to make your shoes are chosen very carefully. Your artwork is printed on Portobello canvas, a hard wearing yet soft fabric that has brilliant print details and beautiful colour representation. The lining of your customised espadrille slides is made from porcine leather. It is buttery soft, breathable and moisture-wicking, making it ideal for hot and humid days. Finally, we add the jute sole. Stitched by hand in Spain, we bond and then stitch it to the canvas body.
Style it with
Take a cool and comfortable walk in your new pair of super stylish espadrille mules. When the summer sun hits, it's time to to scrub up your feet and step out in a pair of fashionable sandals. These espadrilles are the perfect summer shoe, and can be worn with a whole host of different looks. Their unisex style means they can be worn by both men and women. For guys, team your sliders with a pair of loose fit denim jeans and a short sleeve shirt worn open over a tank top. This laid back look can be topped off with a fedora and a pair of sunglasses. For girls, slip your sliders on with a sexy maxi dress and an oversized straw hat. This is an easy yet statement look that will carry you through all the way to autumn.
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The Contrado promise
Our talented team of over 100 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Made in UK
All our products are handmade in-house in the UK
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with our extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
Sell With Us
Frequently asked questions:
What are my espadrille mules made from?
Step out in a pair of custom mule sandals handmade especially for you. Our artisans use the finest materials to ensure you receive a shoe that is worthy of your style. The rubberised sole is bonded to natural woven jute, stitched by hand in Spain. Your designs are printed onto our Portobello canvas fabric, which shows colours and details beautifully. The lining is made from soft porcine leather.
Who can wear these canvas espadrilles?
Our canvas and leather espadrilles for men or women are completely unisex, meaning anyone can wear them. Style isn't limited by gender, and neither are our slides. At the moment, they are available in European sizes 37 - 42, so anyone within those sizes can design and wear their own pair of custom made sandals. Simply design them to suit your style and personality and rock them wherever you go.
Are they comfortable to wear?
Your custom mules are so comfortable to wear that you will never want to take them off. The natural jute sole feels soft and textured under your feet, giving you comfort and support. The inner lining of the canvas upper is made from porcine leather. This particular leather is very soft and supple. It is also breathable and moisture-wicking, making it a pleasure to wear in the summer months.
Browse Designer Espadrille Sandals
Give your summer look a bit of an update with these beautiful espadrille mules. A classic sandal with an espadrille twist, printed with original artwork from our #ContradoCreatives.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.