If your instinct says espadrilles are holiday-only, you may want to read this.
The humble espadrille, originally from the Pyrenees, is now fully acceptable urban attire. The defining character of said shoes is the jute rope soles, which is spun, heat-pressed then vulcanised to make sure it’s durable. And they go with anything (and everything) that summer style throws your way.
We’ve long been wearing espadrilles on summer escapes, and they’ll always ensure that you’re feet-appropriate from beach to bar. But now you will spot many adopting them in town too, teamed with cropped trousers or washed denim.
And with weddings, garden parties and race days to consider, a wedge-heeled espadrille is just thing if, say, you’re going to be spending a long time standing on a lawn this summer.
Solving the comfort vs summer style challenge for every occasion, espadrilles have been decidedly zhooshed up this season, with supple suedes, sparkly sequins and printed patterns galore. All available in a choice of colours, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Capture that holiday magic at home with a pair of espadrilles. Where will you be wearing yours this summer?