This is maybe the most summery shoe ever: it just exudes casual ease, and has a nice, sort of French preppy vibe I dig. This wedge comes in more predictable (and versatile) colors, but I kind of love this orange. Here’s a pair with a slightly lower heel.
I think these come as close to sexy as any espadrille could.
A graphic striped pair of flats for kicking around at home or running out for a coffee (they, too, come in lots of different colors—solids included)
These platforms add a good amount of height, and seem deeply versatile.
I like the leather details here.
A kind of Grecian pair that’d be great with dresses.
I always like a metallic shoe, and these are just the coolest.
I like these wedges just as they’re shown, with wide-legged white jeans.
These kind of resemble ballet flats, but with a bit of a platform.
How cute is this tie-dye pair?
Simple braided straps are both chic and sophisticated.
And finally, I had to include this kind of crazy pair because I kind of love them.
hi people! I am snooping the linen suits on mango, and, I don’t see a size chart anywhere – is it just me?
oh, and also – do other people who are large on top just wear everything oversized, or is it okay to buy a jacket that you know will never close? what to do? (probably nothing in my case … ; ) ) I think we covered this once, and people thought it was okay to wear non-closing jackets, but, I could be wrong.
i eventually did find a (well hidden) size chart. So weird. And I never know if it’s me or my device or what-all …
I absolutely love espadrilles and have been thinking about grabbing this pair from the Spanish brand Antonia’s. I would classify them as kind of a crazy pair too! Does anyone have any experience with this company? https://antonia-s.com/products/amalia-yellow
I love a classic espadrille like the Soludos. In high school, the cool girls would show up on the first day of school with holes in the toes, as if to say, THIS is how awesome my summer was. I never got over that, sigh. Preppy 4EVA!
I haven’t worn a pair of espadrilles since I had a Laura Ashley pair at boarding school in 1986 (just to establish the preppiness factor). And I won’t wear a pair now. One word – rain.
I love traditional espadrilles (like the top option), but as a person with stumpy legs, I generally avoid ankle straps. I wish so hard that someone would make the wedge style ones (versus platform or flat ones) without an ankle tie.
I’ve never worn these, but a friend of mine lives in the wedge open toe ones and swears they are super comfortable. No ankle strap.
Oh wow! I had some of the Michelle style wedges about 20 years ago, and completely forgot about them. Thanks for the tip!
My mom had the coolest pair of dark brown leather wedge heel espadrilles when I was little. If I could clone them I would.
A die hard preppy, I’ve been collecting and wearing espadrilles for, I dunno, 40 years and have happily traipsed all over Europe in them. I can go for a good variation, like the “crazy pair” at the end of this post, but most of mine are like the orange wedge pair with ankle ties. They’re one of the few shoes I can wear in summer that don’t give me blisters, they go with everything and never go out of style, although I’ve worn out more than a few pairs. True classics. I often replace the shoelace ties with grosgrain or pretty sheer or metallic ribbons. My favorites are the Castaner medium wedge in the link to Zappos.
I like the look of espadrilles. but I hesitate bc I don’t often know what the sole is made of – and I need something that’s not squishy. There are some very cute ones here though.
I love the look, and the idea of wearing espadrilles, but the reality of them is something entirely different for me as a person with a wide foot and Achilles’ tendon problems. I’ve tried, but I’m afraid they’re just not for me. How many times do I end up saying that about shoes as a GOACA?
It delights me that the sexiest pair of espadrilles are from Eileen Fisher.