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Summer fashion is all about effortless style and comfort, whis is why espadrilles are considered a warm weather staple. After all, the last thing you’d want on a 90-plus degree day is cramping your feet in stilettos and trying to walk the cobblestone streets of a European town in them.
Espadrilles may have been considered a military shoe back when they were invented in the 13th century (the infantrymen of the King of Aragon were first documented wearing them) but they have turned into a timeless footwear style that transcends social class.
And nowadays their signature rope-wrapped soles can be seen in countless combinations—as flats, wedges, heels, even sneakers. Basically, there is a pair of espadrilles for any occasion and the perfect time to go shopping for one is now.
So to get you excited for summer, we rounded up the chicest and comfiest espadrilles available right now.
Dior Nicely D Lace-up Espadrille
Add a little color to your summer outfits with these gorgeous flat Dior espadrilles that sport a vibrant embroidered print and a black ribbon with the company’s name on it.
To buy: $890, dior.com
Soludos Amalfi Platform Espadrille Sandal
Thick criss-cross straps sit atop a 70s inspired chunky-heeled platform. These espadrilles are the coolest (and comfiest) day-to-night option. Pair them with a wide-legged jumpsuit.
To buy: $155, nordstrom.com
Gucci Lilibeth Grg Anklewrap Wedge Espadrille
Our go-to summer uniform? These gorgeous canvas wedges and a pretty floral maxi dress.
To buy: $590, neimanmarcus.com
Tory Burch Arianne Platform Sandal
We could sing the praises of these boho-inspired espadrilles all day. From the gorgeous handwoven raffia trim and suede combo to the stylish platform, we’re in totally in love.
To buy: $328, toryburch.com
Valentino Garavani Valentino Rockstud Espadrille Wedge
Add an edgy vibe to your vacation style with these Italian-made rockstud and leather espadrilles.
To buy: $795, nordstrom.com
Stuart Weitzman Lexia Wedge Sandals
There is something very romantic about these wedges—maybe it’s the pretty dusty rose shade in combination with the soft suede. We definitely see this pair of wedges as a wonderful option to wear to a summer wedding.
To buy: $375, shopbop.com
Eileen Fisher Agnes Wedge Espadrille Sandals
The heels of these striped canvas wedge espadrilles are only about an inch and a half high, which means you can rock them all day, every day.
To buy: $190, neimanmarcus.com
Respoke Bonita Espadrilles
Made in, and inspired by Spain, Respoke’s espadrilles are truly unique. The mastermind behind the brand is Michael J. Tonello (author of “Bringing Home the Birkin”) who sources vintage silk scarves by brands like Hermès (like the one you see on this pair)) and Etro, which are then turned into beautiful one-of-a-kind espadrilles by the brand’s artisans in La Rioja.
To buy: $495, respoke.com
Prada Raffia and Leather Sandals
Classic design with a twist is how we’d describe these high wedge espadrilles. The crisscrossed raffia look of the upper matches the platform for an unexpected and beautiful look.
To buy: $720, prada.com
Salvatore Ferragamo Sannio Bow Espadrille Flat
These pretty pink espadrilles were definitely made for walking (and showing off). They feature a memory foam footbed for all-day comfort.
To buy: $495, nordstrom.com
Tabitha Simmons Heli Bow-detailed Metallic Leather Slides
People who say flats are not chic haven’t seen these Tabitha Simmons slides. They flaunt an elegant upper made from shimmery leather in a gold hue that will instantly elevate any outfit.
To buy: $395, modaoperandi.com