Comfort is king. With these espadrilles from Soludos, the one-inch lift is entirely horizontal. The elegantly pale shade and ballet-slipper-like ankle-ties lend otherwise chunky shoes an air of delicacy. Espadrilles, $79, soludos.com.
There’s a retro charm to these pleated, rope-soled numbers—the sort of coquettish but quite functional footwear a suburbanite might have worn about the house in the 1950s. Team yours with a sweet floral dress or jeans. Espadrilles, $106, rouje.com.
With crisp crisscross straps over the toes and an ankle strap more businesslike than you’ll find on some espadrilles, this pair gets a pass to venture into the office. The mid-height wedge adds to its smart polish. Espadrilles, $171,castaner.com.
Wearing spindly heels with less-than supportive straps in the heat is a fool’s game. To get the height without the blisters, a reasonably steep but cushy espadrille wedge with a generous suede upper is your best bet. Espadrilles, $325, loefflerrandall.com.