Nothing says summer quite like a pair of espadrilles, and there are few companies that do espadrilles as well as Soludos.
Here’s a little background on this espadrille specialist:
Espadrille was founded by Nick Brown in 2010 and he describes himself as a man who loves summer and travel. He was in search of the type of shoes he had worn as a kid traveling with his family along the Spanish coast, and when he was unable to locate these traditional rope-soled shoes he decided to come up with his own solution. Soludos is a name stemming from the combination of “Salud” and “Sol.”
The company is about paying homage to the Mediterranean heritage, particularly in terms of the traditional jute espadrille. The theme of Soludos? The “simplicity and the spirit of the summer.”
Some of our favorite Soludos designs this season include:
Smoking Slipper Tulip Lace: What’s not to love about a dainty lace shoe with a fabulous summer-ready jute bottom? These shoes are described as both flirty and feminine, with lots of deep texture and a tulip patterned cotton lace shell. You can purchase them in classic ivory, black or daffodil. They’re a cotton upper and lined with mesh.
Smoking Slipper Embroidery: This embroidery really captures the essence of what Soludos shoes are all about. The inspiration behind the design is Mexican floral embroidery sourced during a trip to Tulum. They’re lined with twill and while they come in classic color options, the embroidery is colorful and is really what makes them “pop.”
Tall Wedge: This tall wedge is an essential summer heel, particularly when it’s too hot to wear a traditional leather heel but you still want the height. These feature a rounded toe and a padded, linen-covered foot bed. They’re so feminine and beautiful with herringbone ankle lace, and these heels manage to make you look tall and lean but also be comfortable at the same time, and wearable in a variety of settings.
Smoking Slipper Prints: There are several different options with this shoe. They’re all in the smoking slipper style, but the prints are vibrant and whimsical. You can select from a white background with quirky pineapples all over, tie-dyed hot pink, tie-dyed indigo blue and a multi-colored floral pattern.
Classic Strip Sandal: These nautically-inspired striped sandals have the potential to become your go-to summer shoe. They’re simple yet fabulous and they’re available in two color choices right now—natural with black stripes and navy with light white stripes. They have a flat jute sole but a bit of sexiness is added in the form of the canvas ankle strap which you can tie in a variety of different ways.
Soludos doesn’t just make fantastic shoes for women—you can also find inspired and effortlessly cool designs for men and kids.
Check out Soludos and let us know what you think about these summer must-haves.