High quality espadrilles have been high on the list of summer wardrobe essentials since they were adopted by leading cultural figures such as Hemingway, Dali and Picasso.

We'd pick out Folk Clothing as our choice to update the espadrille because founder Cathal McAteer's designs combine classic styling with intricate detailing. In just a few short years, Folk have put the personal back into fashion.

Since espadrilles have their origins in the Spanish Pyrenees - and have been worn in the region for more than 400 years - Folk use Spanish craftsmen for their espadrille collection.

Our pick from the 2015 range:


Folk Navy Woven Fabric Espadrilles
These espadrilles, hand-made in Spain, are constructed using a woven navy canvas. The weave gives the fabric both a unique texture and a subtle patterning in contrasting blocks of blue, a typically low-key Folk design feature. The canvas is breathable for maximum comfort in hot weather and there's a gum rubber sole that's designed to last. Outdoor style with added sophistication.


Navy Denim Fabric Espadrilles
The specially-commissioned fabric of these elegant espadrilles, hand-made by Spanish craftsmen, is patterned to give a denim effect that's conceived to attract a second glance. The canvas, attached to a durable gum rubber sole, is both lightweight and will allow your feet to breathe. A new twist on a real classic.


Navy Fabric Espadrilles
The texture in the fabric of these Spanish-made espadrilles is discernible only on close inspection, very much in the spirit of all of the pieces that Folk produce. Each pair is hand-crafted, and the fabric is a lightweight canvas, selected for maximum comfort in warm weather. Soles are gum rubber for both grip and durability. High quality essentials.

All of these essential summer espadrilles are now available here at Opumo.