A Good Wedge
I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, when my eyes became glued to the screen. Not literally, obviously, but I couldn’t take my focus off a pic from a fabulous grammer that I follow, Karen (@karenbritchick), who was talking about the shoe brand, Castaner.
Karen was sporting a fabulous pair of espadrilles. Well-made, a perfect fit, available in natural and black, they looked like great staples to me and I went off to hunt them down.
It didn’t take long – where would we be without the interweb. Net-A-Porter stock them for £75, which isn’t bad for a summer staple, but naturally it got me thinking, are there any copies on the high street?!
Of course there are, quite a few, to be honest. Zara has some, Marks & Spencer has even more, Mango too, but the closest in look and design are at Jigsaw. Though these are even more expensive than the originals, so not really fitting the brief.
Some of the options below have a hint of the Castaner about them, be it colour, height, or ankle tie, but of course, they can’t be exact. Still, if you’re looking for a little summer espadrille action, these could fit the bill.
I’ve also included some flats – more boating/plimsoll options that I came across and just love. See what you think.
Also, it’s worth following Karen if you’re on Instagram. She’s an inspiration and personable, at the same time. Covering everything from high end to high street, from her home in New York. A really good gal.
Have a great weekend.