1- Dannijo espadrilles | $195
2- Soludos striped espadrilles | $43 at Shopbop
3- Vince Robin suede flats | $225 at Nordstrom
4- Charlotte Stone Leia espadrille slides | $147 at Shopbop
5- Alexander Wang espadrille sneakers | $375 at Shopbop
6- Via Spiga wedge platform espadrilles | $250 at Nordstrom
7- Rag & Bone Georgie Espadrilles | $275 at Shopbop
Espadrilles! A harbinger of warmer weather, beach vacations and sunshine right alongside baby birds and spring break. I don’t currently have a pair of espadrilles, but in years past, I’ve had a flat pair and a high wedge pair. I love the look of the woven jute/raffia, and I’ve found them to be fairly comfortable, but I never liked the feel of the jute on the sole of my feet; it’s very hot.
I wore my flat pair of espadrilles so much they literally fell apart – the jute came completely unwound. Nowadays, more pairs come with rubber soles and leather or suede insoles, so they’re better made, and should last quite a bit longer than mine did, but I still wouldn’t pay very much for a pair of espadrilles, especially as a shoe with such a short season.
I do love some of the styles designers have come up with this season though; Alexander Wang’s “sneaker” pair is cool, and the criss-cross style by Charlotte Stone is very “now.” Of course Soludos makes a “classic” espadrille at a very reasonable price ($36 for a basic pair) and I love the look of a wedge espadrille by Via Spiga.
What do you think of espadrilles? Do you love them? hate them? Think they’re uncomfortable? Will you buy a pair or pull yours out this season?