The Espadrille – Kids Summer Item


Espadrille slip-ons – GAP – $20.99


Here’s to happy feet, shopping the cutest espadrilles for mini’s this summer season.

The espadrille has arrived this summer with full momentum as it rises to the top as the perfect throw on summer shoe for kids.  Breathable and comfy enough for your children to wear all day long, this European beach iconic classic is making waves through the retail chain as the most wanted shoe for kids this summer.

Espadrilles are both stylish and practically perfect for every summer occasion, whether on a beach, in a garden or off on an adventure, this classic silhouette are for those little mini fashionista’s who want to look stylish whilst wearing something practical. The classic espadrille has been revamped into many themes and variations.  While you can’t go wrong with the basic classic silhouette which is still widely available, spice it up with new prints, new fabrics, embroidered or perforated options.  Nautical, tribal, glam, wild, beach chic, sporty neon and boho all make the cut as some of the best options out there.

Retailers from H&M, GAP, and even Havaiana’s have jumped on the bandwagon with providing us with some of the cutest options out there to date.  If you haven’t heard of Soludo’s they are one of the masters of the espadrille, teaming up with quirky illustrator Jason Polan a New York native illustrator whom has brought a lighthearted fun-ness into a limited espadrille collection featuring a series of delicious tongue in cheek drawings of hamburgers, French fries, ice cream cones and toucans.  They also have teamed up with Sunuva, a stylish Australian kids brand which has created exclusive hand finished prints such as Indian paisley prints, lace prints and love sweet prints.  From our higher end designers Dolce and Gabbana featured the printed espadrille this season and are forecasted to be very strong for boys next summer too.

Whether your mini is classic bound or has a flare for something a little out of the ordinary, the espadrille is a perfect choice, being timeless and versatile.

Shana is a 10+ year fashion retail veteran, specializing in buying and product development. A fashion design graduate who travels the globe inspired by the cultural differences in fashion. Toronto based trend & style professional whose enthusiasm has led her to work for some of Canada's leading fashion retailers. A passionate product enthusiast who continuously loves communicating the next big thing!

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