Though espadrilles have been made since the 14th century, these cute shoes soared in popularity in the United States in the late 1940s when many celebrities, including Lauren Bacall’s character in the film Key Largo, wore them. These rope-soled shoes have been in and out of fashion ever since, but they are back once again in a big way for spring.
Espadrilles are defined by their rope sole while the uppers vary in style from closed toe flats to sky-high sandals. Depending on which type of espadrilles you choose, they can be worn with everything from a t-shirt and shorts to a cool spring dress. Let’s take a look at the latest trends in espadrilles for spring.
Slip-on espadrille flats
Traditional espadrilles feature a closed toe and flat sole. These casual shoes are a fantastic alternative to wearing sneakers. This spring, look for slip-on espadrille flats in fun prints such as pretty polka dots and nautical stripes.
Espadrille wedge sandals
Probably the most popular style of espadrilles right now are sandals with strappy uppers and wedge heels. This season you’ll find espadrille wedge sandals with fabric ankle ties, thin leather ankle straps or thick ankle cuffs.
Floral espadrille slingbacks
Flowers are blooming for springtime, even when it comes to shoes. Shop for espadrilles in a flirty floral motif. You’ll find canvas espadrilles in bold floral prints, as well as slingback espadrille sandals with floral embellishments over the toe.