Weekender Style | Spain

The espadrille could easily be one of the longest-living shoe in fashion history. Originating in Spain, the most primitive form of the jute shoe dates back to 4,000 years ago. Around the XIII century, they were worn by the King of Aragons’ infantry men and later by priests. In the late 1800’s, they were exported to South America where they are known as alpargatas. In the 1960’s, designer Yves St-Laurent fashion-ized the shoe by adding a heel.

The simplicity of the shoe makes it extremely versatile and each region seems to have their own take on the style. The jute sole and linen uppers are comfortable, breathable and make a great souvenir. I’ve picked up a pair in a French market, worn them around Argentina and even waited in line for the shoe at this place in Madrid. You can spend anywhere from $25 to $500 (or $875 on these!) These are a few of my favorites for the summer…

1. Sam Edelman Slip On

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2. Le Bon Marché Espradilles

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3. Elyse Walker Tie Dye

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4. Soludos Marble Print

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5. Kate Espadrille Wedge

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6. Kaanas Cabo Red

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7. Soludos Stripe

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8. Steven Ceciile Bone Multi

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