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  • On her feet went Japanese-style tabi socks with a slit between her big toe and the next, then rope-soled sandals.

    The Black Madonna

  • The espadrille, a rope-soled shoe with a canvas upper usually in bright summer colors is one of the more casual examples of this idea, as made popular by the French in the 1940s.

    Before You Put That On

  • She smiled to herself now, looking down at those feet encased in the clumsy rope-soled sandals Axa had borrowed for her.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • She was wearing full makeup, huge, white-rimmed Holly Golightly sunglasses, platform rope-soled sandals, and a Donald Duck beach towel.

    The Summer of My Greek Tavérna

  • A tall Basque maid in rope-soled shoes has just brought me a dish of chocolate and marzipan.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • Every month we receive offers to turn our bookshop into a store selling televisions, girdles, or rope-soled shoes.

    The Shadow of the Wind

  • Pointsman wears rope-soled shoes, his prewar bowler, and a rare smile.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • She pulled on a pair of rope-soled shoes and added, ‘Wouldn’t your brother like to dress now?

    The Murder of Busy Lizzie

  • Someone had just come down the ramp with silent, springy steps, wearing rope-soled sandals, and was making for the Belgian barge.

    Maigret and the Bum

  • He walked cautiously, his rope-soled boots enabling him to move silently, and stopped occasionally to listen for the bird's crow or the telltale pattering over the dried leaves.

    The Jungle Girl


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