Are espadrilles comfortable? Cristina says no, not usually:
More often than not, I would have to say no to that question. Especially with respect to the classic jute-soled, unlined styles that are both scratchy & lacking foot support.
But like so many other rules, it’s proved by the exception, this time from Vionic:
The “Calypso” is a comfortable espadrille wedge that features a jute-wrapped heel, canvas toe cap, rubber outsole & ankle straps. But the best part of this wedge isn’t just its fabulous look: it’s the comfortable foot bed with arch support. I’ve walked a few times in these shoes & they’re a fantastic shoe that you can actually walk in comfortably.
They have a 2.37 inch heel which is the perfect amount of height to lengthen the look of your legs, but also allow for actual walking! These strappy espadrilles are perfectly acceptable to wear to & from the office, to brunch & to take with you on your next vacation. They’re somewhere in between fancy & casual, so they can easily take you from day to night.
Now to me, 2.37 inches sounds awfully specific, what with all those presumably significant digits, so the first thing I did was do the metric conversion. It comes out to some trifling amount over 6 cm. The price rounds up to $140.