When first trying on your Drilleys USA®, fold the back down like slippers, wiggle your toes all the way in, then pull the back up over your heel.
Properly fitting Drilleys USA® should be tighter in the front than most other styles of shoes you are used to wearing. Wear them around the store for a couple of minutes to assess their fit.
You will notice the unique “barefoot” feel that is firm, but forgiving. If they are snug, please keep in mind that Drilleys USA® stretch a lot and they stretch quickly.
Many happy wearers were certain their first pair was too small when they first tried them on.
If they slip off your heels, you should select a smaller size even if they seem tight at first. Once the fit settles, your Drilleys USA® will shortly be your favorite shoes!
Permanently adhering a rubber sole to jute or hemp is difficult because of the consistency of the natural fibers.
Consequently, you will probably experience some separation of the sole at some point depending upon the fit and your level of activity.
This can be easily remedied with a little Super Glue (cyanoacrylate.) Just apply the glue between the hemp and the rubber sole and apply pressure for about 30 seconds.
Be sure to use enough glue so that the edges of the sole are completely secured. This quick and easy repair early on will keep the jute fibers bonded together and prevent further separation of the stitching itself.
It’s best to keep your Drilleys USA® from getting wet. If they do get wet, allow them to air dry thoroughly (never dry them in heat such as a clothes dryer) before wearing them again.
This can take up to several days if they are soaked through. The upper half of Drilleys USA® shoes are 100% cotton and can be cleaned with any gentle detergent, water, and a soft brush.
If the cotton becomes too stretched out, you can submerge them (upside down, keeping the foot bed dry) in a sink of hot water for 2-3 minutes. Allow them to thoroughly air dry.
This method can shrink the cotton upper portion up to a half size. The next time you wear them, they will stretch back to uniquely fit your foot.
(If you have a narrow foot, you may even do this when they are new for the best fit.)
We hope you enjoy your Drilleys USA® espadrilles as much as we do. We are here to assist at any time.
The Drilleys Crew