* Alternatives to the famous TOMS shoe silhouette
* Switch up your go-to summer slip-on
* Chic espadrilles for less than $30
If you’re buying a fresh new pair of espadrilles this summer (which you should be), chances are you’ll be checking out the TOMS Alpargatas. The Alpargatas is a California rendition of the classic espadrille, and they’ve become a go-to summer shoe over the past few years.
However, TOMS aren’t the only great espadrille on the market – and they’re certainly not the most affordable. We found six pairs of espadrilles that range from just $10 to $30 (TOMS come in at $65), and feature more unique styles. Find your pair below.
1. Fereshte Unisex Espadrilles
These Unisex espadrilles from Fereshte showcase a classic espadrille look that’s pretty unbeatable for just $10. They feature a traditional canvas upper, high-quality stitching, and rubber soles that are as good on cobblestone as they are on sand.
2. J’aime Aldo Women’s Smoking Flats
Espadrilles are typically a casual shoe, but the timeless style lends itself well to dressy looks as well. These leatherette smoking slippers are great for summer days in the office because they’re a unique statement piece, but they’re low-key enough to wear with everything in your closet. Try them with slacks and a blouse at work, or shorts and a tee on the weekend.
3. LaRosa Women’s Canvas Espadrille
The simplicity of espadrilles makes them ripe for interesting design upgrades, such as the plaid print on these LaRosas. The plaid print gives them a fun edge that’s great for pairing with jeans, chinos, or shorts this summer.
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4. Fereshte Unisex Espadrilles – Branch
If you want a more modern espadrille, try these Fereshetes in “Branch.” The artistic pattern offers a good alternative if you’ve been wearing classic espadrilles for a while, and want to freshen up your look this summer.
5. Alexis Leroy Women’s Espadrilles
These espadrilles from Alexis Leroy feature a nautical striped pattern that goes well with a minimal style. We recommend wearing them with a neutral skirt or chinos, and a loose top.
6. Circus by Sam Edelman Women’s Moccasin
Is your shoe game feeling a little… serious? Go for these espadrilles. They feature a creative interpretation of everyone’s favorite summer line: “sun’s out – buns out.”