When it comes to summer footwear, you can’t go wrong with an effortless sneaker. There’s something about that corded sole that instantly adds a perfectly summery feel to any ensemble, and while the espadrille is perhaps most closely associated with traditional iterations of the lace-up wedge or flat canvas, there are now countless other styles, for every clothing preference. .
Espadrilles are casual yet polished, and they’re a nice alternative when you’re not in the mood for a sporty sneaker, platform sandal, or less-than-comfortable heel. They’re also so versatile, because you can dress them up and down and pair them with everything from flowy maxis and crisp white pants to flirty miniskirts and your favorite pair of jeans. They add a touch of sophisticated ease to any outfit, and it’s no wonder they’re so often the shoe of choice during the summer months. Below, check out the best sneakers to add to your warm-weather wardrobe.
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Marguerita wedge espadrilles by Stuart Weitzman
Small floral espadrilles just might be the perfect summer shoe.
$375, shop now
Stella McCartney Gaia Platform Espadrilles
For a more unexpected and edgy look, try these cream Stella McCartney platform shoes.
$595, shop now
Alexandre Birman Clarita Platform Espadrille
We’ve been longtime fans of the Alexandre Birman Clarita, and the feminine white bows add a delicate touch to these flat espadrilles.
$425, shop now
Vionic Laguna espadrille in washable canvas
If you’re looking for a closed toe espadrille, check out these machine washable baby blue cotton loafers.
$47.99, Buy Now
Jimmy Choo Mirabelle crystal-embellished suede espadrille wedge sandals
Turn up the glamor factor with these Jimmy Choo espadrilles, which have a shiny embellished buckle.
$695, shop now
Andre Assous Aria espadrille wedge sandal
These simple metal wedges are giving us some serious holiday sartorial vibes.
$149.00, Buy Now
Gianvito Rossi Marbella leather espadrille sandals
Change up your usual sandal routine with these lovely braided copper slides.
$795, shop now
J. McLaughlin Alexa Sneakers
These closed-toe espadrilles prove that tweed can, indeed, be worn in the summer.
$198, Buy Now
Castañer Cini canvas wedge espadrille
You just can’t go wrong with Castañer’s comfy and stylish espadrilles, but these black and white scalloped wedges might just be one of our favorite summer silhouettes. Oh, and Kate Middleton just happens to be a fan of the brand.
$148.35, Buy Now
Staud Billie leather espadrille wedge mules
The minimalist dresser will love these simple leather and rope espadrilles.
$325, shop now
Superga 2790 White Rope
$89, shop now
Toms Valencia Platform Espadrille
If you’re already a fan of Toms’ comfy slips, you have to try the espadrille version, which has a chunky rope platform for a little extra height.
$69.95, shop now
Stuart Weitzman Mirela Wedge Espadrilles
These strappy candy pink wedge espadrilles are perfect for any summer beach wedding you have to attend.
$350, shop now
Draper James Georgia Espadrilles in Chambray
Of course, Reese Witherspoon’s beloved label Draper James has plenty of sneaker options for the season, including these chambray flats with a white lace-up ankle tie.
$76, shop now
Chloé Lucinda leather platform espadrille sandals
Embroidered leather adds a sophisticated touch to these jute platform sandals.
$695, shop now
$111.37, Buy Now
Viscata Empuria Canvas Wedges in Black
$154.95, shop now