Espadrilles have been around in one form or another for 4,000 years and have been made in Catalonia since the 14th century at least.
Traditionally, they have a canvas upper and seals to hold a rope sole in place, and this year they are very much in vogue in a plethora of patterns from tropical motifs to slick python pumps.
They’re a good transitional shoe for when your Nike Air Max get a bit sweaty but it’s a little too chilly for flip flops.
We like wearing ours with ripped boyfriend jeans and come summer they look flattering with little flippy skirts and sawn-off shorts. Just don’t go out in the rain!