A Buying Guide for Chanel Espadrille Flats and Oxfords for Women
Chanel espadrille flats for women are a classic shoe design from the famous design house of Chanel. The Chanel espadrille takes a shoe style from the 1300s and presents it in black, white, and beige canvas or leather. It features the traditional jute rope sole but also bears the legendary double C Chanel logo, and you can find new and secondhand Chanel espadrilles on eBay.
Although "espadrille" is a French word, this type of casual shoe originated in the Catalan area of what is now Spain. Espadrilles can be identified by their jute sole. The material for the tops can vary widely, and espadrilles can be flats or have several different heel heights.
What styles do espadrilles from Chanel come in?
Espadrilles are typically summertime shoes, so many are open at the toe or the heel. The first ones came to the U.S. around 1970 and were made of canvas for the warmer weather, but leather has come into prominence as this shoe has started to become prevalent in couture fashion. It is important to note that these flats are intended for casual fashion wear and not for high-powered walking.
What colors do these espadrilles come in?
- Chanel leather espadrilles: This material of espadrilles mostly comes in neutral colors such as black, white, and beige. However, there have been some special editions that introduced bright blues and fuchsias.
- Most Chanel espadrilles: The majority of Chanel espadrilles are some combination of black, white, and beige.
- Classic Chanel Oxford cap-toe: This specific design gives the shoe a two-tone style.
Espadrilles from Chanel are available in sizes from 2 to 15, including half sizes. Espadrilles are also available in wide sizes. The general recommendation is to select one size up from your regular shoe size to find the right fit in an espadrille.
How can Chanel espadrilles be styled?
Like many Chanel pieces, espadrilles can be dressed up or down. Espadrille slides and sandals are excellent for a trip to the beach or paired with a casual summer dress. Show off your cool street style by pairing black leather espadrille flats or sneakers with jeans and a T-shirt or a sleek blazer. Nude espadrilles will complement a brightly colored dress or romper while sequined or metallic versions of the footwear will really pop when paired with a more toned-down outfit. If you often prefer sneakers or flats, any style or color of Chanel espadrilles makes a great alternative. Just keep in mind that these shoes are designed specifically for dry weather conditions and any water should be soaked up with a soft dry cloth before allowing the footwear to air dry completely.
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