You’ve seen them on celebrities while they go on a casual day out, on models when they walk down the runway all clad in clothes that you could only wish you could take on a super posh vacation, even on some fashionistas who are ever so consistent with setting trends – it’s no doubt that stylish espadrilles are still going to be big next year. What makes espadrilles so appealing to a lot of women is the comfort that it provides without sacrificing fashion and style. Sure, they’re perfect for summer and spring and winter’s just about to get started but it’s never too early to plan out next year’s summer/spring wardrobe, is it? if you’re planning on rocking a pair of stylish espadrilles in the future, here are some things that you should know:
Espadrilles have a lot of advantages – the reason why espadrilles seem to never leave the fashion scene is because of the many advantages one can get out of it. Aside from being stylish, they’re lightweight and very easy to wear. They’re soft so you can walk in them on hours’ end and they conform to the shape of your feet. Espadrilles are perfect for summer vacations because they’re easy to pack and don’t take up much space in your luggage.
But they have disadvantages, too – despite the many advantages, there are also quite a few downsides to wearing espadrilles. When it comes to durability, espadrilles are of course not the best. You may prolong it’s life by using it very carefully and only on softer surfaces but espadrilles will never compare to the durability of sneakers, trainers or leather footwear. They don’t do well in the rain, too, if you haven’t already guessed. Since it’s made of canvass, espadrilles aren’t water proof so they’re better off at home when rainy season comes.
Buying espadrilles – most espadrilles are carefully handcrafted and made which means that fitting may be an issue. One maker may have your size too loose while another may have it in your size to fit you too tight. For this reason, it would be more advisable to buy espadrilles in persona rather than online and stick to a brand when you finally find one that fits to the T.
Fitting expectations – espadrilles in general tend to fit a bit loosely on your feet. If you want something more snug, though, explore other designs and styles like the lace up version. There are also those that have ankle cuffs or straps to provide extra security to the traditional slip on version.
Maintenance – if you’re someone who likes to walk a lot to different places, you might need a bit more time to spend cleaning your espadrilles on the weekends. Dirt and dust easily stick to canvass so walking in them all day means gathering dirt all day as well. Clean up is easy, though. All you need to do is water, detergent, a small brush for cleaning (an old toothbrush will do) and a cloth for wiping. Clean only the canvass surface and do not soak your espadrilles in water.