I looked at my daughters’ summer espadrilles this morning — well worn and much loved. And sadly, quite ready to be retired and replaced with two new pairs next summer. I have coveted espadrilles since my first trip to Spain at age 13. We get ours at La Manual Alpargatera in Barcelona and usually stock up on sizes to be sure we’re ready for the next season. We also buy them as gifts. La Manual Alpargatera has been making espadrilles in the ancient tradition since 1941. It is firmly an institution in Barcelona and an absolute wonderland for the espadrille-obsessed. Instead of mourning the end of summer, I will think about all the great places these lovely handmade shoes have traveled these past few months and how lucky we are.