Up there with kitten heels and crocs, espadrille wedges are known to evoke a Marmite reaction. Perhaps the over saturation of the noughties cork-wedge, or the unshakeable boho association that has ebbed from popularity, has tarnished the appeal of the style for you. But, if anyone can freshen up the overlooked shoe style it has to be Katie Holmes.
Favouring wedges over heels in recent months, the actress and style icon has embraced a very French way of styling the ever so slightly maligned silhouette. It’s true that espadrilles could consider Spain as their birthplace, but they have become part of the French fashion lexicon over the decades, with many of the most classic dressers on our radar in Paris and beyond relying upon them every time summer comes calling.