The history of the espadrille spans back to the 14th century and probably beyond, with the straightforward shoe commencing life as a sensible product of Catalonia, Spain.

Taking its name from the rough grass used to type the rope of its sole – espart – the espadrille has gone on to defy time, remaining true to its original type right as much as the fashionable day.

Because of its continued appeal, this footwear silhouette returns in varying guises yearly, providing a cushty, easy and suave beachside shoe that works well in any wardrobe.

1. Marks & Spencer Blue Harbour Striped Espadrille

These smart espadrilles have an actual Riviera feel, making them suitable for an off-the-cuff beachside stroll or a night out along the harbour.

The contrasting canvas panels and pretend leather accents are eye-catching yet sophisticated, while the strong rubber sole ensures that they will make it through the summer and beyond.

Attempt them with slim-match chinos and a linen shirt for a real gentlemanly end.

Obtainable at Marks and Spencer, priced £19.50.

2. Castañer Pablo Canvas Espadrilles

Starting life in 1927, specialist Spanish label Castañer is renowned for its luxe espadrilles, with every pair still hand-stitched in its homeland to this very day.

Designs stay true to the normal canvas higher and cord sole silhouette, coming complete with a strengthened heel for added sturdiness.

We’re specific fans of this muted charcoal pair, which can slot seamlessly into any wardrobe.

Obtainable at Mr Porter, priced £70.

3. ASOS Espadrilles In Suede

In a departure from traditional canvas construction, online retailer ASOS has produced these luxe suede espadrilles for summer 2015.

The soft, supple higher provides comfort like no other, while the wealthy tan colourway will add a classy touch to any high summer ensemble.

Obtainable at ASOS, priced £35.

ASOS Espadrilles in Suede

4. Toms Black Multi-Stripe Huarache Alpargatas

American footwear label Toms has gone all out with its summer designs this year, offering these various Aztec-feel espadrilles.

An attention grabbing casual choice, they’ll help make an easy style statement at a time when outfits are sometimes pared-back. Plus, with Toms giving back to people in want with each pair of shoes you purchase, you understand you’re doing good while looking good.

Obtainable at Toms, priced £59.99.


5. H&M Espadrilles

If you wish to go for something bold without resorting to print, do this easy pair from H&M on for size.

Pared-back in type, the clean, sharp lines and fuss-free construction keep things feeling slick, while the strong red shade provides a fun pop of color.

Combine with navy tailored shorts and a plain polo shirt for a nautical vibe.

Obtainable at H&M, priced £8.


6. Folk Canvas Espadrilles

Top quality materials and premium details come as standard with British label Folk.

Made in Spain for an authentic feel, the striped canvas higher of this pair brings a splash of color to the straightforward silhouette, while the cushioned interior and gripped rubber sole ensures comfort over long periods.

Obtainable at Mr Porter, priced £75.

Folk Canvas Espadrilles

7. River Island Black Leather Perforated Slip On Plimsolls

High street retailer River Island given the normal espadrille a up to date tweak via elevated sole and perforated leather higher.

Offering a more premium feel, they’re ideal for those summer evenings within the city or whenever you’re heading out to dance the night away on the beach bar.

Obtainable at River Island, priced £30.

Black leather perforated slip on plimsolls

8. Dune Fence Perforated Espadrilles

Part espadrille, part loafer, this clean white hybrid style by Dune is the right choice to bridge the gap between smart and casual.

As an alternative of lugging your suede loafers on vacation this year, attempt these as an alternative – they’re breathable, soft and straightforward to pack, plus they’re lots easier to clean when a fellow reveller inevitably spills their drink on them.

Obtainable at John Lewis, priced £30.

Dune Fence Perforated Espadrilles, Off White

9. Havaianas Origine Eco II Espadrilles

Flip-flop brand Havaianas has tailored its iconic rubber designs to produce an espadrille silhouette this season, adding a canvas higher to its signature solid sole.

Crafted from organic materials, this pair is designed to maintain your feet cool within the heat, with the soft neutral higher adding to the sunshine and ethereal feel.

Make sure to pack these wherever you go – they will match with everything.

Obtainable at Selfridges, priced £30.

HAVAIANAS Origine eco ii espadrilles

10. Orlebar Brown David Dive Blue Classic Espadrille

Once we think of Orlebar Brown, we picture premium quality resortwear that’s good for any summer getaway.

These bright blue espadrilles are not any exception, produced from the British brand’s fast-drying swim material and backed with canvas for added stability.

While the rope sole adds a country feel, the general clean end transforms the standard espadrille into something incredibly slick.

Obtainable at Orlebar Brown, priced £75.

DAVID Dive Blue Classic Espadrille