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, and 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.

1Steve Madden Merlene Ankle Strap Espadrille


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.

2Corsa White Espadrille Flatform Sandals


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.

3Universal Thread Women’s Agnes Microsuede Platform Espadrille Pumps


Ankle-strap 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.

4JustFab Macey Espadrille Wedge


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.

5Daphnie Yellow and Beige Striped Espadrille Platform Sandals


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, so they can transition from day to nighttime outings.

6Beach by Matisse Cove Platform Slide Sandal


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.

7ASOS Design Time Tie Leg Espadrille Wedges


Every summer wardrobe should include a versatile pair of wedges, and these espadrille wedges fit the bill. A neutral color complements 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.

8Coconuts by Matisse Seashell Platform Slide Sandal


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.

9O’Ahu 2 Black Suede Espadrille Flatforms


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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