Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shoes.Of.The.Day: Espadrilles

Sometimes trends are mentioned or created only because they appeared at 2 or 3 different catwalks in every major fashion weeks worldwide. However, when something appears at 75% of the catwalks, than it is difficult to debate on the validity of something being a trend. This is exactly the case for the 'espadrille' in the footwear industry. If you needed one season to buy an espadrille, than Spring 2011 is the one for you. And oddly enough, they were everywhere in both women and menswear. Guys, if the espadrille isn't your cup of tea, than you will find it difficult not to see an onslaught of them in stores near you!

Here are my favorites this Spring.



Who: Sergio Rossi
: Ankle boot wedges

: I love the play of textures and fabrics in this pair of Sergio Rossi's. The Canvas, Leather and Jute mix work well together and I especially love the colors of Black rich leather, taupish rough looking canvas and feminine natural beige jute. I also love the fact that they are booties, which is something new and fresh on the espadrille take. Gorgeous!

How Much: $595 Cnd (



Who: Silvano Sassetti
: Boat shoe espadrille

Why: This is exactly how to kill two birds with one stone by covering two major trends in one; the boat shoe and the espadrille. I love the rich buttery brown color of the leather, especially mixes with the natural beige of the jute and tone on tone thick stitch. And to incorporate the boat shoe detail is purely genius and give this shoe another dimension. Brilliant, I want!!!!
How Much
: $160 Cnd (

There are many many many more choices out there for us shopaholics. I will do another post on this spring trend as while doing research for this post, found myself loving too many pairs of them. Can't let them go to waste! :)

Stay tuned!


1 comment:

  1. Love love love the Sergio Rossi spring 2011. I would wear it with a black maxi skirt.

    Also, it looks like Boat shoes for man are coming strong for this summer ! Perfect paired with light gray jeans slightly rolled up at ankle.

    Great shoe description. great post.


    Marjorie xoxo