The humble espadrille has glammed up quite a bit since its origin as peasant footwear in Europe's Pyrenees mountains. Today the shoes can be found in a variety of colors and designs, though still with their defining jute-wrapped sole. Designers have vibrantly re-imagined the modest espadrille for summertime.
Denim casual is glammed up with a cluster of crystal embellishments on a pointed toe platform espadrille by Miu Miu for pure laid-back chic. $695. Available at MyTheresa.com.
Christian Louboutin's bold Cataclou 140 platform sandal is multicolor and embellished with a pyramid of candy-colored studs along straps and an espadrille heel. $795. Available at Net-a-Porter.com
Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato's leather espadrille lace-up sandals have green whip-stitching and bold bright red lace-up ties. They also come in blue and green tones. $539. Available at Farfetch.com.
Aquazzura's signature cashmere-like suede Belgravia espadrilles are finished with a patterned red multi-colored woven panel toe and a clever cut-out lace-up tie. $560. Shopbop.com.
Tory Burch's braided Lilah wedge espadrille has criss-cross leather straps and a blocky jute-wrapped platform and heel. Also comes in a brown natural color. $350. Available at ToryBurch.com or any Tory Burch Boutique.
Prada's ivory Napa leather platform espadrilles have a 2-inch braided jute platform, open peep-toe and whipped ivory top-stitching with metallic nappa leather lining and insole. Also comes in blue, nude and red leather uppers. $650. Available at NeimanMarcus.com.
Proenza Schouler's Italian-crafted, two-tone, woven black and natural jute midsole is whip-stitched to the sandal's snakeskin uppers and has an ankle-strap and a self-covered buckle. $695. Available at Barneys.com.
Italian house Rene Caovilla's Swarovski crystal-embellished, aqua suede espadrille is dotted with a delicate multi-colored stone decorative vamp with braided jute cap top and sole and metallic leather lining. $1,140. Available at BergdorfGoodman.com.