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Espadrilles: Shop The Summer Footwear Trend

14/08/2014 16:46 | Updated 20 May 2015
Espadrilles are a key piece in any summer wardrobe. Not only will they see you from poolside to oceanfront, these shoes are fit for the office too.

We already know flats are the ultimate shoe trend this season. However with flatforms deemed dangerous (yes, really) and flip-flops are too casual to wear at your desk, espadrilles are the style for you.

Traditionally a beach-goers shoe, this season the espadrille has been given a new lease of life by designers like Christian Louboutin into the golden slipper of summer footwear. Louboutin's satin design in electric blue sets the tone for a new era of the espadrille (see gallery for pictures).

For a high-street equivalent, head to Topshop and snap a gorgeous silver pair with a metallic toe piece for £45.

Otherwise Whistles have a lush coral style for £35, both are perfect for the beach and the cocktail bar. This modern take on the shoe can be added into an outfit to go from work to dinner.

Adidas has even jumped on the trend, creating a sporty espadrille hi-top, the perfect addition to your sports luxe outfit or skinny jeans for occasionally chilly summer evenings.

Die-hard fans of the espadrille need not despair. This summer, beachwear brand Crew Clothing has released a blue pinstripe shoe with hot pink detailing for a real seaside feel.

Team your kicks with the crochet dress you're wearing over your one-piece, your bermuda shorts and that trusty old beach bag.

Take a look through this gallery and shop our edit of the best espadrilles on the market right now:

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