Espadrille wedges – ultimate summer footwearPosted: June 3, 2011
On Tuesday my beloved friend asked me to go shopping with her. Obviously I happily agreed. She wanted to buy shoes to match her new colorful summer dress and had no clue what to buy. We went to a store and she started looking… and it made me thinking about perfect summer shoes. Sandals? Obvious. Wedges? Yeah. Sandal wedges? Market is actually overflown with them. Espadrille? Not really. Feet just don’t look good in them. Espadrille wedges? Yes! Perfect! Light, summerish and well, just perfect. So I chose black espadrille wedges and handled them to her – she bought them 🙂
For those of you who doesn’t know. Espadrille is a textile shoe on braid sole (it orginated from France, where was worn by unwealthy people). Nowadays espadrille wedges can be both textile or leather on braid straw.
Mine are actually made of eco-leather:
(I will make an outfit post featuring them, but right now I don’t have a camera to take photos.) (My parents took it for their weekend holidays.) (I took those photos before they took off.) (So next week, ok?)
The unique straw gives espadrilles a sense of lightness (even if they are sky high). Wedge gives stability – they are really easy to walk in and suit foot perfectly while walking. Moreover they match almost all summer outfits, and depending on a pattern can be both funky or elegant.
I think it’s the only type of footwear that conjoins only with summer (well, thanks to recent catwalk trends sandals don’t count. Yes, I’m talking about the socks+sandals trend.)
So acknowledging all of that I want to buy myself another pair (the pair above I have for more than a year now)! I searched the web, and found some. Let’s have a quick look.
1. Belle Sigerson Morrison (strappy lettice espadrille wedges)
2. Miu Miu (leather wedge espadrilles)
3. Belle Sigerson Morrison (leather espadrille wedges)
4. Paloma Barcelo (marina suede espadrille wedges)
5. Zara (multicoluored jute wedge)
6. Zara (raffia wedge platforms)
7. H&M (straw and canvas wedge sandals)
8. H&M (imitation leather wedges)
I can’t decide what type of espadrille I should go for now. Black, elegant one or playful&colorful one for daytime summer outfits? What are your picks?