Looking for a warm-weather sneaker alternative without resorting to sandals? It’s about time you got acquainted with the espadrille.

Arguably the summer’s quintessential kick, these badboys are light on both the wallet and environment alike. Whether you opt to wear them with shorts, pin-rolled jeans or even smart trousers, espadrilles are the go-to option for keeping your feet cool without resorting to flip-flops. (Seriously, don’t do that.)

What makes the espadrille even better is the sheer wealth of options available to cop: the notion that they begin and end with TOMS couldn’t be further from the truth. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks right now, including models from Gucci, Vans and Saint Laurent. Find your pair, and we’ll meet you at the tiki bar.

Origine II Espadrilles



Slip-On ESP



Kradan Espadrilles

Hudson London


Juan Espadrilles

Hudson London


Pablo Espadrilles



Jose Espadrilles

Acne Studios


Logo Espadrilles

MCQ Alexander McQueen


Eyes Espadrilles



Tiger Espadrilles



Embroidered Espadrilles

Saint Laurent


Once you’re down browsing, find 10 of our favorite Vans Old Skools here.

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