The consistent nature of women’s espadrilles is absolutely inextricable from a history that can be traced back to thirteenth century Spain. These flat shoes have undergone a variety of updates throughout the years, but the fact of the matter remains true: espadrilles are undoubtedly the be-all end-all summer shoe. The extremely comfortable and reliable woven esparto rope sole pairs with centuries of intuition as well as lived experience in warm-weathered, active cultures to create an iconic shoe. This excellence is exemplified throughout this season’s selection of contemporarily-influenced women’s espadrilles that carries the proud tradition that continues to define them. Rubberized panels and lace-up closures redefine the flat footwear style in an athleisure light, paying homage to an ever-increasing sneaker trend. While mule and sandal-inspired silhouettes conjure images of beachside abandon and salt-water adventures. Breezy and light, these shoes can match any amount of excitement. Alternatively, espardenya-inspired lace-up ankle strap options distinguish the espadrilles as refined and chic, elevating the simple flat to dizzying new heights of elegance. It is obvious why artisans unceasingly crafted these shoes throughout the ages and why today they are celebrated by high fashion and casualwear alike.