I love myself a good espadrille but I am not ready to shell out over $600 for Chanel's logo emblazoned one. Espadrilles in my mind aren't meant to last forever. I of course can't ignore the cool look of leather mixed with the jute rope and recently on a shoe excursion to Nordstrom found these Kendall & Kylie Madden Girl Poppyy Espadrille Flats ($49.95 at Nordstrom). I told the SA I couldn't believe I was buying Kendall & Kylie shoes and she laughed and whispered, "It's ok. I am over 30 and I have a pair too! They are the best and way cheaper than Chanel." This I had to agree.
After wearing them the first day, I was hooked. The comfort was simply unspeakable and the perforated (faux) leather looked fresh. They looked perfect paired with t-shirts and jeans or even a little more dressed up with a blazer. I now know I need another pair and am looking into the white/black one. Also comes in nude/white and coral. For me the shoes ran a little big and I had to go a 1/2 size down.
Here are other fabulous leather espadrilles that won't break the bank:
Jeffrey Campbell 'Atha' Leather Espadrille Flat ($134.95 at Nordstrom)
(in black/nude, black/ivory, black/black patent)
Schutz Fossa Mesh Espadrilles ($130 at Shopbop)
Vince Camuto 'Dalmi' Flat ($88.95 at Nordstrom)
Topshop 'Koala' Espadrille ($75 at Nordstrom)
(black, pink - only 9.5 and 10.5 US sizes left)
Sam Edelman Lynn Slip On Espadrilles ($70 at Shopbop)
(black, ivory, orange)