I've always been a big fan of the espadrille. Even back in the days when only the French could be trusted to pull off the look with anything approaching style, I would look forward to that point in my holiday when I could pull out my trusty pair of classic espadrille flats and hit the beach in casual and comfy style, so it came as a welcome development when the rest of the world began to get as excited by the humble slip-ons as I was.

Soon we began to see a bit of an espadrille revolution, with all kinds of new and exciting variants on the traditional French classic. The wedge espadrille was a cool innovation a few seasons ago, and it continues to be a popular and stylish way to wear the reedy look. But in this gallery we're focusing on the fusion between espadrilles and flatform sandals, which is making waves this summer.

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