espadrille (n.) Look up espadrille at Dictionary.com
shoe with soles of hemp-rope (originally worn in the Pyrenees), 1892, from French espadrille (17c.), from Provençal espardillo, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton "a rope made of spartos," an imported fiber known as "Spanish broom," from PIE *spr-to-, from root *sper- (2) "to turn, twist" (see Sparta). For initial e- see e-.