Espadrille Season

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.

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(bottom image via College Vintage)

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  1. glamdevils wrote:

    They are the perfect summer shoes. The Aquazzura are my favorite 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

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  2. I have a hard time picturing Humphrey Bogart wearing sandals for some reason lol. But I love espadrilles, especially the lace-up ones!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  3. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    These espadrilles are gorgeous! Especially love the ones with studs, so chic!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  4. From The World With Love wrote:

    Espadrilles are summer best friends…
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta
    http://www.ftwwl.com

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  5. Kim Page wrote:

    Remember Jacques Cohen espadrilles? My go to shoe in the 80’s!

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  6. SAUL wrote:

    Nothing beats espadrilles in the summer!

    shopsaul.com

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  7. What’s not to love about espadrilles? Loved the background on the style too!

    http://goldendreamland.blogspot.com/

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  8. Michèle wrote:

    ok now I definitely need a lace up edition

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

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  9. Mun wrote:

    Funnily I’m not big on espadrilles… I have nothing against them but I wouldn’t choose them normally… Maybe only when I go on holiday 🙂

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  10. Tiffany wrote:

    espadrilles definitely grew on me and i want more now lol definitely a lace one like the picture!
    so goregous
    x
    http://www.vani-ty.com

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  12. Brianna wrote:

    So happy espadrilles are back- so upset I just got rid of mine!

    Ripped Jeans

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  13. Camille wrote:

    So many cute shoes to pick from… thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://www.lovelifepost.com/

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  14. LabellaLuxe Boutique wrote:

    cute styles!

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  15. Francesca wrote:

    I loooove espadrilles. I always buy mine from viscata barcelona. They have flats, wedges and even leather avarcas from mallorca, all handmade in spain… nowadays that is a luxury! check them out here: http://www.viscata.com

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