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The one shoe you need to take you from summer to fall

The must-have shoe for summer will work well beyond beach days and act as the perfect transition footwear come fall.
/ Source: TODAY

Espadrilles are emerging as the must-have shoe for summer — but don’t underestimate this sole’s staying power. Casual and cute, this notoriously comfortable style will work well beyond beach days and act as the perfect transition footwear come fall. From lace-ups to wedges, and everything in-between, here are a few affordable options to pick up now.


The classic canvas version works with dresses, shorts and pants alike and can take you from beach to city streets — making it the most versatile shoe of the season.

Soludos Washed Canvas Dali, $36 at


The dainty sister to fully covered espadrilles, a d’Orsay flat brings an air of femininity to the braided jute siding.

Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe Laser Slit d’Orsay Espadrilles, $23 at


Eschew traditional canvas fabrics, and look for espadrilles with leather, lace or pony hair for a nod to fancier footwear.

Halogen Serene Crochet Lace Espadrille Slip-On, $80 at


Whether you choose a slide or a slingback, espadrille sandals make for a chic warm-weather option.

Kaanas Susu Two Band Slides, $55 at


Cozy footwear with a few extra inches; what could be better?

& Other Stories Platform Suede Espandrilles, $50 at


The boot-espadrille hybrid is the latest take on this trendy shoe and a total fall essential — buy them now before they sell out!

Topshop Kub Suede Fringe Espadrilles, $90 at


Trade in your traditional kicks for a summer sneaker substitute in the form of lace-up espadrilles.

Mango Lace-up Cotton Espadrilles, $25 at


Add some height (and ladylike appeal) to your espadrille game with an intricately braided wedge. Bonus points for a ballerina-like ribbon tie at the ankle!

Castaner Carina Sandals, $85.28 at


From nautical to animal print and tie-dye to landscapes, it’s easy to find a print that suits your personality.

Manebi Wild Palms Printed Canvas Espadrilles, $47 at


Denim and espadrilles make the perfect pair — try merging these two summer essentials for fuss-free, everyday footwear.

Zara Denim Espadrilles, $23 at