Paez is an Argentina brand of slip-on shoes made of cotton and rubber. The designs are bright, colourful, and fun, echoing the South American way of viewing the world. The style is casual and fun, designed for weekend wear or students to wear to college.
The espadrille style is also known as “alpargatas” in Argentina. Originally adopted from Spanish immigrants, alpargatas were worn by peasant farmers from the rural areas. People in the cities began wearing them as a sign of pride for their homeland.
The Paez was founded by 2 Argentine men, who felt that the casual chic comfort of alpargatas was missing in other parts of the world.