Strange things are happening to espadrilles. First these poor, innocent summer shoes were turned into boots by Zucca. And now Topshop have done it too, jumping right on board the “everything must be a boot” bandwagon and adding a puzzling leather upper to an espadrille wedge. I mean, these shoes are described on the site as “peep toe ankle boot sandals”. Two contradictions in one! That’s just all kinds of wrong, isn’t it?
I’m thinking of starting a “LEAVE OUR ESPADRILLES ALONE!” campaign in a bid to stop this madness. If, however, you think an espadrille boot is the best idea you’ve heard all year, you can buy these ones at Topshop.