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As we move into another spring season, certain classic footwear trends have re-emerged as if on an annual schedule. In this case, the trend is of rope-like espadrilles and cork-soled sandals. These continue to be casual warm-weather favorites.
This spring and summer it will be tough to go wrong style-wise if your sandals include a cork sole; or perhaps rafia, bamboo, or jute details. Natural textures, warm tan and brown colors, and an earthy, Boho vibe are making a huge appearance in stores this spring.
First up - Prada’s Rafia, Cork, and Bamboo Wedges:
I’m not finding myself to be much of a fan of the rafia, and I can take or leave the whole cork thing, but the bamboo is pretty intriguing.
Volatile Shoes also has a few bamboo-wrapped offerings in their spring line-up (with more of a reedy effect):
I have also found a number of basket-weave styles that are almost too quirky for words:
And, for you folks who love a more classic espadrille, what do you think of this braided, strappy, greek-goddess wedge?
Or, how about a splash of color to liven thing up?
Of course, if the many summer-wedge styles are to chunky, funky, or retro for your tastes, how do you feel about these less-weighty styles? These manage to play with reedy, textural details without looking like a prop from ‘That 70′s Show’.
I have to say, this last sandal by Frye is definitely is my favorite out of the bunch.