From the Pyrenees of France and Spain to becoming a staple of the urban man's (and woman) wardrobe, espadrilles provide simple comfort. Tom's Shoes' sole business revolves around their custom take on the espadrilles. Even highbrow fashion houses have taken strides to rekindle this Spring/Summer trend for those of us who find socks too cumbersome and sandals 'left for the beach' -- its breathable cotton constructed upper and tweed or rubber soles (depending on the brand) makes it just that much more appealing. Think of those Hermes espadrilles, below, as chukka boots for the summer.
-- Francis Bea
Think of these Hermes espadrilles as chukka boots, but for the summer.