There isn’t a summer shoe we love wearing more than espadrilles. Did you know that these lightweight, jute-soled shoes originally come from Spain, where they were first worn by the King of Aragons’ infratry men in the 13th century? Salvador Dali, Grace Kelly and Humphery Bogart rocked the sandals well before Yves Saint Laurent introduced the espadrille in the form of a high heeled wedge in the late sixties. And let’s not forget Sonny Crockett‘s all white versions in Miami Vice! Fast forward to 2015 and we’re seeing gladiator and flatform varieties – but really, nothing beats the simple, traditional espadrille.


(bottom image via College Vintage)