9 espadrilles to break in at home before wearing out this summer, starting at $18


9 espadrilles to break in at home before wearing out this summer, starting at $18

9 espadrilles to break in at home before wearing out this summer, starting at $18

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Looking for the perfect summer shoe? Look no further. Espadrilles have everything a staple warm-weather shoe needs: comfort, breathability, and charm. Thicker platforms offer extra support, while thinner soles give less of a height boost, but maintain that mix of comfort and style. And although we’re suckers for a cool sneaker-sundress-combo, no shoe is more classic for summer than espadrilles.

The best perk of espadrilles? Versatility.

While espadrilles come in a wide variety of shapes and styles—flats, sneakers, sandals, slip-ons, or wedges—they also complement most outfits in your warm-weather wardrobe. Espadrille sandals are the ideal companion for ripped jeans and a tank top during the day, while a pair of espadrille wedges are the perfect addition to a skirt or sundress in the evening. Espadrilles add a touch of feminine energy to any look and always leave you looking effortlessly put-together.

Social distancing is the perfect time to plan your outfits for when you can leave the house again—and if you’re really proactive, you might as well wear your new espadrilles around the house to break them in or simply give you an extra pep in your step during the quarantine. Below, we rounded up the nine best espadrille sandals and espadrille wedges for you to shop for spring and summer.

1. Steve Madden Merlene Ankle Strap Espadrille

Steve Madden espadrille sandals
Steve Madden available at Nordstrom | $43.17 (orig. $71.95)

These classic espadrille sandals have all the makings to be your new go-to summer shoes. The closed-toe design makes them suitable for the office, while the ankle strap adds a flirty touch. The super-slight heel gives you a bit of height, but these espadrilles still prioritize comfort so that you can have the best of both worlds.

2. Corsa White Espadrille Flatform Sandals

white espadrille sandals
available at Lulus | $29

Vegan leather covers the wide-toe band and ankle strap on these platform espadrille sandals. They come in white, black, and tan, so you might want to buy a few pairs of these everyday shoes. They’re casual enough for daytime events, but the platform gives these sandals an extra oomph that makes them suited for nighttime, too.

3. Universal Thread Women’s Agnes Microsuede Platform Espadrille Pumps

espadrilles, espadrille sandals
Universal Thread available at Target | $34.99

Ankle-strapped shoes are one of our favorite styles to wear during the summer because they stay put during warm-weather adventures. This light blue color pairs perfectly with colorful sundresses or white jeans, but these espadrilles also come in black and a bold leopard print in case that’s more up your alley.

4. JustFab Macey Espadrille Wedge

espadrilles for summer, espadrille sandals
available at JustFab | $18.24

Who doesn’t love a classic wedge sandal? These espadrille wedges are elevated by suede fabric, an ankle strap fastened with a gold buckle, and a peep toe. Available in taupe, black, cognac, and olive, you’re sure to find a color that suits you and your summer wardrobe.

5. Daphnie Yellow and Beige Striped Espadrille Platform Sandals

espadrille wedges lulus
available at Lulus | $33

We love a striped statement piece, especially when it comes in a sunny yellow pattern like this one. These platform espadrille sandals include an ankle strap, peep toe, and fringe detailing, making them the perfect pair to transition from day to nighttime outings.

6. Beach by Matisse Cove Platform Slide Sandal

espadrille sandals slip-ons
Beach by Matisse available at Nordstrom | $29.96 (orig. $39.95)

We’ll never turn down a pair of cross-strap slip-on sandals. These espadrille platform sandals come in neutral or black faux leather, and we can already see ourselves wearing them to brunch and happy hour once it’s safe to socialize again. For now, we’ll just slip these babies on for sitting on our porches.

7. ASOS Design Time Tie Leg Espadrille Wedges

ASOS espadrille wedges
available at ASOS | $38.40 (orig. $48)

Every summer wardrobe should include a versatile pair of wedges, and these espadrille wedges fit the bill. A neutral color compliments many summer outfits, and the ankle bow adds a feminine touch that we’re loving. They also come in black, in case your warm-weather wardrobe leans toward darker colors.

8. Coconuts by Matisse Seashell Platform Slide Sandal

espadrilles, espadrille sandals
Beach by Matisse available at Nordstrom | $29.96 (orig. $39.95)

Slip-on sandals are a must for summer months. They’re comfortable, convenient, and carefree. This pair of espadrille sandals comes in the above cognac color, plus neutral and black options. These beachy kicks are perfect for hot summer days and nights alike.

9. O’Ahu 2 Black Suede Espadrille Flatforms

black espadrille platform sandals
available at Lulus | $27

We’re rounding out our best espadrilles picks with a classic pair that will never go out of style. These platform espadrille sandals have a thick vegan suede toe strap in black, making them ultra-convenient to slip-on and go. The neutral color will pair well with tons of spring and summer outfits, and the platform will give you an extra height boost.

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