An espadrille is a shoe or sandal style that has a woven rope or similar material covering the wedge or sole. Espadrilles come in all heights, from a sky-high heel to a slight raise.
Examples: “Majestic” from Carlos Santana – note the unusual and striking contrast of an earthy espadrille heel and a shimmery upper. Pair these shoes with a casual skirt, and you’ll have heads turning for sure. Offered in an array of colors, these sandals feature 4″ heels.
“Laney” from Paul Smith – This fun and flirty espadrille comes in pretty buttercup and lavender print.
Solevoice covers the espadrille in more detail, featuring the adorable Betsey Johnson Bethany.
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