We have just received these wonderful espadrilles. They have laces that criss cross in the front and lace through the sides to the back with ties to wrap around your ankles. They are the perfect shoe for Summer! The way they are made is wonderful also - they are stitched by the sewers in their homes, throughout the Basque region. They are made of cotton uppers with hemp and rubber for the soles. Classic nd timeless, we love this style.