Best Summer Shoes

Summer is only three weeks away, so I think it’s high time to bust out a trusty pair of espadrilles. (It feels like a seasonal ritual at this point.) They’re tomboyish and cool and they make your legs look good in shorts.

Did you know they’ve been around since the 14th century? Originally worn by peasants, espadrilles later became the summer staples of chic women like Jane Birkin and Grace Kelly. They’re easy to slip on, comfy to walk in, and look so much better than flip-flops.

Here are some pretty colors…

Favorite Summer Shoes | canvas espadrille slides | A Cup of Jo

Above: Striped, navy, red, chambray, d’orsay, platform, white and orange.

Best Summer Shoes

Do you wear espadrilles? (I just ordered the grey!)

P.S. My favorite sandals, and the five best shoes for traveling.

(Photos by Kendra Smoot for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Nordstrom, which offers free shipping and returns. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)