Espadrilles for men have moved on from being Sonny Crockett’s favourite footwear in Miami Vice and are making a huge comeback for the summer.
The jute soled shoe of the Med has interesting origins, it first appeared in The Pyranees and was a popular choice with peasants. The popularity of Espadrilles has never faded in Spain where the simple and comfortable style is men’s must have for the Hot Summer months but they haven’t really appeared on The British scene since the 1980’s.
The Bohemian style suits the season’s trends, they look great with shorts or denim (we recommend that you leave the socks at home!) . Espadrilles make a great holiday shoe as they are lightweight and so not going to limit your luggage allowance and take up a really small amount of space.
For the summer The Golden Boot has introduced two Men’s Espadrilles, have a look to see what you think-
El Naturalista Oak shuns the trend for a natural cotton upper and opts for a soft leather instead. This espadrille would make an ethical choice as the brand uses vegetable tannings and natural materials wherever possible. Oak uses natural Jute and a typical rustic stitch design.
Hudson Belafont is a great casual choice for the summer. The loafer style has a typically traditional espadrille sole, with natural jute running around the design. The mesh canvas upper is cool and lightweight, ideal for the warmer weather.
Zale is a lace Espadrille from Front, at £35.00 it offers great value for money. The casual design looks great in the navy canvas, and it would make a great style for laid back summer afternoons.
Inca, a slip on espadrille from Hudson has a soft leather upper, with a elasticated ankle. The rich tan leather is a great colour for the summer and looks great against the jute sole.
Front Seaton is lightweight and flexible. The slip on is great teamed up with shorts it makes a great style for your summer holiday. The canvas upper is cool and lends itself to