es·​pa·​drille | \ ˈe-spə-ˌdril How to pronounce espadrille (audio) \

Definition of espadrille

: a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible sole

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Since Pippa's nearing the end of her pregnancy, lately she's opted for comfortable sneakers and flat boots instead of her usual wedge espadrilles. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wears Claudie Pierlot for a Little Shopping Ahead of Her Due Date," 8 Oct. 2018 There are few days of the year when Nick Brown, founder of the chic, eminently wearable espadrille brand Soludos, isn’t circling the globe for inspiration. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Soludos Founder Nick Brown on Why He Keeps Returning to Croatia," 22 Aug. 2018 And here are two candids of the group: Much like at last year's vacation photo call, Letizia wore a white dress and accessorized with a neutral clutch and pair of affordable beige espadrilles. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Spanish Royal Family Has Mastered the Art of the Color-Coordinated Vacation Photo," 31 July 2018 Meghan accessorized with black closed-toe espadrilles by Castañer and an oversized clutch made by local women. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Pink Ruffled Dress with Pom-Poms by Figue in Fiji," 23 Oct. 2018 One of her favorite pairs comes from Spanish brand Castañer, which has been making the espadrille since 1927. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "5 Shoe Brands Pippa Middleton Can't Stop Wearing—and Where to Shop Them," 20 Aug. 2018 On another day of attending the tennis matches, Pippa kept up with her chic maternity style and wore an Anna Mason London dress, lace-up cream espadrilles and Ray-Ban sunglasses. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Pippa Middleton Rocked the Same Affordable J.Crew Clutch," 26 July 2018 From the tropical floral button-downs, summer dresses, and board shorts to the floppy hemp hats and lace-up platform espadrilles, Kors set his sight on imbuing surf culture with the easy glamour that’s come to define his brand. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "At Michael Kors, Breezy Sun-and-Surf Head Scarves Are a Runway Win," 12 Sep. 2018 The royal sported a breezy sleeveless eyelet dress by Hugo Boss with lace-up espadrilles and a clutch. Temi Adebowale, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Spanish Royal Family's Vacation Portraits Are Here and They're Definitely Much Nicer Than Ours," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of espadrille

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for espadrille

French, alteration of espardille, ultimately from Latin spartum

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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