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Still A Classic…

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If the current sneaker and Birkenstock footwear trends leave you cold, how about a classic pair of espadrilles?

J.Crew Espadrilles

Solid and Print espadrilles

Both solid and print options are 30% off at J.Crew with code WEEKEND.

Lots of espadrilles on sale at Nordstrom too.

I’ll be taking tomorrow off to spend some time with family and will be back on Tuesday. If you’ll be enjoying time outdoors this weekend, don’t forget your sunscreen!

What’s your favorite summer footwear?

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  1. May 25, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    Anything comfortable but a nice classic Espadrille is always near the top!!

  2. May 25, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    I love espadrilles, but only get cheap ones since a puddlee or rain shower destroys them.

  3. Kim DiNardo Smith
    May 25, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Have to have a arch & heel support so my go to for summer is the “fit Flop”.
    They always have cute new styles & also give me a bit of height as I cannot wear flats.
    Happy Holiday weekend!

  4. Marguerite
    May 25, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    I used to love espadrilles as a teen and young 20 something. Too hard to wear now for mature feet! Sigh… My current go to sandal is Mephisto “Helen”. Still classic and great support.

  5. Tiffany
    May 26, 2014 / 2:06 am

    I abhor Birks, so espadrilles are my relaxed summer shoe preference …

  6. May 26, 2014 / 4:23 am

    Still the best!

  7. Lady of Style
    May 26, 2014 / 7:31 am

    The title of your post immediately caught my attention! As I don’t consider Birkenstocks as shoes to be worn outside the house or garden and I wear trainers for running only, I was interested in your suggestions.
    Espadrilles are really cute for summer! My daughter just bought a pair of black lace Espadrilles.
    Unfortunately our weather forecast tells me to get my wellies out… 🙁

    Annette | Lady of Style

  8. Kathleen
    May 26, 2014 / 8:15 am

    In the espadrille family, I love Toms for a closed shoe, warm weather option. Well, here in SoCal, I wear them pretty much year round. I love the leather insole, the way they stretch to fit my wide bunion afflicted foot, the myriad choices. A little pricey for a cloth shoe, but oh well!

  9. May 26, 2014 / 8:16 am

    I usually prefer sandals because if I’m going to paint my nails I want them to show! I like a little more arch support, but after seeing another post about TOMS and now yours about espadrilles, I’m thinking I could do with at least one pair (in a pretty fabric!).

  10. Claudia Welbourne
    May 26, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Love an espadrille too, just watch out not to get the type with rope sole – if they get wet, the rope swells and you can’t wear them anymore. Instead look for those with rubber coated soles and you’ll be fine.

  11. May 26, 2014 / 10:11 am

    Another vote for espadrilles (which we call alpargatas here in Spain) — and a request. If you do decide to buy espadrilles/alpargatas for summer, please be sure that they are made in Spain (not in China). The Spanish shoe industry is suffering terribly, and by being sure to buy them from the companies that have produced them for years, you help keep food on the table of a lot of families.

    The same is true if you go for my other favorite summer footwear, abarcas, or Menorquinas, which are a traditional leather sandal/slide from the Balearic Islands, and a favorite of the Spanish Royal Family. I recently saw a pair for sale at J. Jill that were made in Brazil, and cost nearly three times what we pay for them here! There are on-line stores that sell the real thing, and I hope you’ll search them out.

  12. Christine
    May 26, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    I get espadrilles from a Canadian company called – they are very inexpensive, and they are made in Spain – authentic espadrilles, rope sole, rope toe, not like Toms.

  13. Swan
    May 26, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Yes – Espadrilles are super for summer until the weather gets a little too warm and I change to sandals. Last summer I found some in all colours and all sizes in a vintage clothes shop in Paris, where I live, for the princely sum of €1.

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