Espadrilles for men

Great addition for your summer wardrobe

As you can probably tell from the name espadrilles are traditionally sandals with canvas uppers that come from the north of Spain. They began as peasant footwear in the Catalan and Basque regions of Spain, and have recently become a staple piece of summer footwear. Actually, their end use has gone from labor to leisure, too. They are seen as beach shoes, but you can wear them with your casual, or dressy outfits, too.

The most common type of espadrille is a slip-on shoe with simple construction. Espadrilles are made from canvas or cotton fabric with a jute rope sole, making them one of the best summer shoes.

You can wear the espadrilles for a walk in the park with your girlfriend, for a night out with the boys, even at the office or at more stylish events. Mix them with shorts, chinos, jeans – they will pair up perfectly.

You can stick to darker shades if you feel more confident. For example, you can pick a white and blue gingham button-down shirt and black chino shorts to match with your neutral colored espadrilles. This look is perfect for any kind of weekend activities. Also, outdoor gatherings and festivals are a good fit for espadrilles. You can create a lunch outfit by wearing a basic grey tee with blue ripped jeans and some nude espadrilles. In this case the espadrilles will add a touch of polish to an otherwise low-key look.

In terms of color, it’s important to keep things looking as masculine as possible. Typically, they come in a single block of color, but you can also find some patterned pairs too: botanical printed for example.

For instance, you should avoid hot pinks and instead grab more neutral tones like navy, black or light tan. If you go for prints, make sure they fit with the rest of your attire.

Keep in mind that espadrilles get wet, so avoid taking a brisk walk along the rolling ocean waves while wearing them. Even so, they are essential items for summer. They are ultra-light, breathable and comfortable to wear without any socks on!

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