You cannot walk in a crowd in Spain or Italy for more than a minute without spotting the espadrille. Nothing suggest casual elegance more in a shoe, but is this a trend that will take off in the good old US of A?
They have been around for centuries as they were an easy and inexpensive shoe for commoners. Something anyone could make. Today, however, they are of the feet of the top fashionistas and high society, yet still an affordable summer shoe. They are lightweight and ideal for hot weather.
Today they now come in the original minimalist elegance design they’ve known for the past half century and new designs with laces and heavier soles have arrived for the more masculine conscious buyer, which I dare say would suit the American pallet a little more.
TOMS Mens Canvas Classics Slip-On – $35
Mens Toms Classics Pumps in Black-Slip on pumps-Elastciated V insert to the front for additional comfort-EVA rubber outsole-Moulded footbed for increased cushioning-Latex arch insert for added support-Contrast lining-Branding to heel and side-Textile Upper, Textile and Leather Lining, Textile and Synthetic Sole.
VISCATA Handmade in Spain Men’s Sitges Canvas Authentic and Original Espadrilles – $44.95
Founded in Barcelona, Viscata is a premium espadrille brand that captures the vibrant Mediterranean spirit through superior craftsmanship, comfort, and style for any occasion. Every pair of our authentic Spanish espadrilles is hand made by artisans in the traditional fashion with a modern twist that brings to life forward-thinking design trends. Our collection blends this tradition with innovation, adding gorgeous designs, breathable materials, and an array of fun colors and styles to suit you. Inspired by the Mediterranean.
Lacoste Men’s ESPARRE JUTESneaker – $50.95
A court-influenced Derby style sneaker, executed in classic, casual colours.
- Slub canvas uppers offer an elegant new update for the summer season and are expertly twinned with an espadrille-inspired woven jute trim, while OrthoLite insocks provide comfort and support.
- The heel features grosgrain webbing detailing and a signature embroidered crocodile, while leather embossed branding finishes the tongue.
VISCATA Handmade in Spain Men’s Pol Canvas, Lace Up, Original Espadrilles – $65
- Rubber sole
- HANDCRAFTED IN SPAIN – Designed in Barcelona with Mediterranean soul
- COMFORT & STYLE – Trendy Lace-Up Design
- NATURAL MATERIALS – Durable Cotton Canvas, Natural Rubber & Jute Sole with Real Leather Lining
- LUXURY OF THE HANDCRAFTED – Viscata Handcrafts High Quality, Authentic Designer Espadrilles, that are Made in Spain. Over 50 Styles to Choose from!
Geox Men’s Espadrilles – $79.19
Fitted with mesh lining, Geox’s Mondello is comfortable, highly wearable and breathable – indeed, there can be no better combination so you can keep your cool in the summer months. Crafted from soft canvas in vibrant red palette, it has a slip-on construction, meaning it is easy to put on. The jute-covered outsole comes in TR, making for a light flexible piece of footwear; it also includes a mounting insole in 3D mesh which ensures a matchless cushioning effect.
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Low Espadrilles – $73.15
Men’s colour-blocked slip-on pumps from Tommy Hilfiger. Constructed with cotton canvas uppers, the ‘Easy Summer’ espadrille shoes feature a round toe and decorative jute rope trim along the midsole. The shoes’ rubber outsole offers grip and tread. Detailed with a contrasting heel in red and a tartan inner lining, the slip-ons are complete with a signature Tommy Hilfiger flag logo embroidered on the vamp.
Upper: Textile. Lining/Insock: Cotton. Outsole: Rubber.