By now you may have noticed the growing number of Chanel Espadrilles seen in most fashion blogs and websites. Yes, those highly coveted Chanel Espadrilles are the hottest shoes of the summer season! They are mostly sold out at Chanel boutiques, Neimans, Saks, etc. with only a few pieces left here and there along with the newer version which is the perforated one. What does this summer shoe look like? Here it is…
Clockwise from top left: Heidi from Damsel in Dior | Miley Cyrus (photo credit) | Jules from Sincerely Jules | Aimee from Song of Style
Of course, celebs like Miley gets in on the beloved shoes almost a year ahead. Being a celeb has its perks! But anyway, as soon as the coveted Chanel espadrilles hit the shelves, it sold out like pancakes! The red and blue, white and black, camel and black, all black, charcoal, etc… were all tastefully combined to make you want the best shoes of the season in every color! They come in like a canvas/cotton material, leather, and perforated or mesh which is the latest style released a couple of weeks ago. By now, select colors and styles are only available. And thankfully, I got myself a pair before they ran out. You already saw my Instagram post last week or so…
And today, I’m giving you a close up and more details of the hottest summer shoes, the Chanel Espadrilles!
Every pair of Chanel shoes come in the iconic black Chanel box – the same box they use in bags, sunglasses and jewelry! If other women would squeal to see the iconic Tiffany blue box, my version of squealing (not that I wouldn’t squeal when given a Tiffany) would be initiated by this.
So what is an espadrille?
I know most of you already know what an espadrille is, but there are some who aren’t as knowledgeable as others when it comes to shoe types and categories. Others only know sandals and closed shoes, while others only categorize shoes by flats or with heels. An espadrille can both be closed or open, and/or flat or with heels. The jute rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille; the uppers vary widely in style. It is the flexible sole that is made up of rope or rubber material that makes an espadrille… take a look at the Chanel espadrille’s sole below.
And of course, the rope stitching in the sole and upper is another defining feature of the espadrille.
The natural elements used in an espadrille shoe is what makes it a perfect spring/summer shoe! Obviously! That’s why this Chanel espadrille is the hottest shoe this season!
The Chanel espadrilles have a capped toe – another shoe trend that has been going on since the past Fall and Winter seasons. Capped toe shoes feature a toe partition in the shoes that usually comes in a different color to make it more visible. It looks like the shoe has a cap. Thus the name of the shoe trend – capped toe. As for my Chanel espadrilles, I’ve chosen an all black leather that’s why the capped toe isn’t as visible as the other colors that Chanel has.
Chanel Summer Espadrille Sizing
Finally, another note about this pair is that they run really small! Others got 2 sizes bigger than their usual size. As for me, I only got 1 size bigger than my usual (7). So, before you go ahead and order this pair, make sure to try on one at the store – even if they only have it in a smaller or bigger size, or even if it’s not the color you wanted – you just have to go ahead and try it on at the store to get an idea of the fit and size you need. And you better hurry before they run out completely. Try calling every Chanel boutique, Neiman’s, Saks or Bloomies you can to find the color and size you really like!
Fit and Feel
So for the footwear enthusiast, I suggest getting a pair of the most coveted shoes of the summer – the Chanel espadrilles! They are not only stylish but they are comfortable as well. I wore them out grocery shopping for hours and I’ve had the most fun wearing them. I specifically chose black so I can wear them long after summer up until Fall season! This pair is gonna be loved over and over again.
The Chanel summer espadrilles retail for $495 for the all leather which is what I have. The canvas is at $395 while the mesh is at $450. Portero is even selling the sold out white canvas for $1,000! Darn! It’s a pretty hefty price compared to the usual $50-$200 flats. I hear ya. But when you get a CHANEL, not to mention a comfy one, that will last you the whole season and more, that price is a great investment. How many $50 or $100 flats do you own? How many $200 flats do you own? If you tell me you have at least two $200 flats that you barely use, then there you go… trade that up and upgrade to a Chanel. You’re gonna wear it often and you’re not gonna be shy to take your casual flats anywhere – even to dinner or fancy establishments!
So if you like the Chanel summer espadrilles, I suggest calling now or taking a trip to your nearest Chanel boutique before it’s too late!