Summer and closed shoes don't go together hand-in-hand. That's mostly true, except in the case of espadrilles. A breezy cousin to ballet flats, they are defined by a fabric upper with a rope or jute side sole that ensures they stand apart from loafers and sneakers with their lightweight feel and cool look. Especially if you don't want dust and sun affecting your feet and leaving them with strange tan lines, a pair of espadrilles just might be the answer. To know if they are, choose your summer pair from these 8 espadrilles.
The Lavie Espadrille Flats have a neutral grey full coverage upper with rope side soles and a rubber sole.
The Mode by Red Tape Espadrille Flats are beige canvas flats with an embroidered stem and avocado in front for an intentionally mismatched look.
The Elise Espadrille Flats have a multicolour bird printed upper with an elastic strap and contrasting side sole.
The Mode by Red Tape Espadrille Flats channel summer with an embroidered cactus and 'hug me' text over the black canvas fabric in front.
The Lavie Espadrille Flats take camouflage print and make it stylish with blue tones with woven side soles.
The United Colors of Benetton Shoes are classic white and red striped espadrilles with a beige side sole.
The Carlton London Paulette Espadrille Flats have an embellished black body with a beige toe detail that could be worn for a night out too.
The Elise Espadrille Flats are white floral printed flats with a red elasticated strap and contrasting side sole.
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