SUMMER TREND: Espadrille Lace Up Flats

I’ve always been a hater on espadrilles, but I’m weakening.  I still can’t stand ballet flats or loafers, but I’m getting friendlier with espadrille lace-ups.

The five showcased below are the cream of the crop, ranging from leather like Yohji Yamamoto’s and Odile by Loeffler Randall to printed textiles like Eileen Fisher’s canvas, Tabitha Simmons’ Cricket and Kenzo’s chunky 235189.  If you’re wondering how to style, it’s easy – just wear these babies any time you’d be wearing your regular sneaks.

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