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Even though they have a 4,000-year old history behind them, espadrilles feel just right for Summer 2014. The rope soled shoes are guaranteed to be your weekend flat favorite, but before we head into our favorites of the season, a brief history: Espadrilles were first created in the Pyrenees Mountains of Europe and were favored for their lightweight feel and flexible soles. Some iconic espadrille fans of yore include Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and even Pablo Picasso.
“Espadrilles breathe in the heat, so they are both chic and comfortable,” said Nick Brown, founder of Soludos, purveyor of cool-girl espadrilles, like the ones Camilla Belle is wearing below, below. “Whether you’re out at the beach or in town, they’re the perfect summer shoes.” With a fashionable pedigree and styles like thee below, it’s no wonder that we’re completely obsessed.