Last Updated on 28th June 2011
Flatforms may be taking the industry by storm as the unofficial underground shoe of the season, but if you ask us, espadrilles are summer’s bona fide hit shoe.
A footwear staple we’ll readily welcome back year after year, we love the practicality of the wear-everywhere espadrille, and though they’re cool and classic, this season’s styles are decidedly diverse.
Staying true to their signature woven raffia wedge, summer’s espadrilles are a vibrant, versatile mix of paintbox brights, touchable textures and varying heights that were made to go hand in hand with city shorts and easy-breezy dresses.
From sky-high wedges to towering platforms and fail-safe flats, take a look at the essential espadrilles that are guaranteed to get you through summer…
KG by Kurt Geiger Pablo wedges, £90, available at Kurt Geiger.
Sardinia wedge espadrilles, $118, available at J.Crew.
Balenciaga Arena wedges,
£465 £235, available at MyTheresa.
Lanvin satin espadrilles, £270 £135, available at Browns.
Whisper camel peep toe espadrilles, £50, available at Topshop.
Chloe canvas espadrille wedges, £309 £185, available at Matches.
Yves Saint Laurent Gipsy 105 sandals,
£539 £275, available at MyTheresa.
Haris Jade suede espadrilles, £35, available at Topshop.
£75 £37, available at Dune.
Velma blue print espadrille, £14, available at Topshop.