Now is the Best Time to Buy Designer Espadrilles

A variety of styles of the summery shoe–high, flat or embellished–are all on sale.

Prada Suede Espadrille Mule Flat, $217,
(Photo: Neiman Marcus).
Sophia Webster Lucita Espadrille Wedge Sandals, $177,
(Photo: MatchesFashion).
Aquazzura Belgravia Pom Pom Flat Espadrilles, $210,
(Photo: Shopbop).
Vanessa Seward Badiane Wedge Espadrilles, $258,
(Photo: Vanessa Seward).
Zero + Maria Cornejo Zana Espadrille, $97, 
(Photo: Shop Spring).
Sigerson Morrison Cosie Knotted Suede Espadrille Sandal, $159,
(Photo: Bergdorf Goodman).
Valentino Suede Rockstud Espadrilles, $359,
(Photo: Barneys).
Acne Canvas Bibiana Stripe Espadrilles, $210,
(Photo: Fwrd).
Chloé Suede Wedged Espadrilles, $263,
(Photo: MyTheresa).

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The espadrille style dates back to 1322, when a jute-soled shoe first came to fruition in the Pyrenees. Back then, the style was a simple design, with a canvas upper. Now, still relevant in the 21st century, we’re pretty certain the espadrille has evolved from its original iteration. Adorned with pom poms, covered with studs and heavily embellished, peak espadrille has been finally achieved.

Want a mule style? Prada’s got that. Care for a touch of fringe with your high wedge? Look towards Chloé. Perhaps you’d like a red patent leather? Head straight to Vanessa Seward. We rest our case.

And though we might be at the height of summer, now is the best time to stock up on these beach (and pool) approved kicks, as they’re all on sale. Yes, even the haute designer ones. So go on, stock up before you jet out of town for the entire month of August. Or just buy some new kicks to traipse through Manhattan in.

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