Summer might be winding down, but if you haven’t taken a fun-in-the-sun vacation yet, August is the time to do so! And we’ve got the perfect shoe companion to get you around town… Meet the brand we’re raving about!
Soludos is a New York-based company known for its espadrilles, a.k.a. our warm-weather choice footwear. Better than basic flip-flops or leather sandals that promote blister growth, these little jute-wrapped babes give us endless chill summer vibes. It’s true, life is good when you’re under sun.
They’ve gathered something of a cult following within the brand’s five years of existence, topping vacation essential lists and winning adoration from celebrities and fashion bloggers alike. Maybe it has something to do with how authentic they feel, thanks to Soludos founder Nick Brown.
While living in New York City, Brown found himself reminiscing over the traditional rope-soled espadrilles he had grown up wearing on vacation along the Spanish Coast. The jute braids are woven together to form breathable shoes perfect for trips to the beach or sweltering summers in the city. Combining the Spanish word “salud,” meaning cheers, and “sol,” meaning sun, the name literally means “cheers to the sun!”
And yet, the classic shoes are still capable of transitioning between seasons for those chillier fall days. Try warming up your espadrilles with a lace sock and leather jacket, like fashion blogger Natalie Suarez did below.
They’re a perfect respite for your feet on those days spent scouring the city, whether it’s coastal or not. Natalie calls it her “little secret in city-survival.”
“I just got back from work, and honestly, these are the only things I can sink into right now,” she says.
In actuality, Soludos can be styled for comfort on any occasion. Going to an all-day concert? Team them with black skinnies and a band tee. Worried about mingling on your feet all night at a holiday party? Pair them with sparkly tights and a mini dress. The possibilities are never-ending.
Guys shouldn’t be lost on this deal, either. The Soludos selection for men oozes laid-back, beach-bound charm. It’s one step closer to feeling like you’re wandering the streets of Barcelona without ever boarding a plane.
The company has partnered with everyone from Malhia Kent to J. Crew. Their current collaboration with LA-based label Wren is filled with bold colors and patterns made with authentic batik fabrics handmade in India.
Better yet? Each shoe is super affordable (they range in price from $35 to $84). Shop the featured brand now.