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i find them really comfy! I have some wedges as well and they are great, i cant usually walk in any heel at all but i can walk in them! I think it depends on your feet. Maybe buy some cheap ones and see how you get on wearing them for a day before you commit to buying more expensive ones? You can get a pair in primark for a few quid. They dont last more than a couple of days tho.
£350 on espadrilles?!?! Yeah I wondered about the walking on rope thing. I didn't used to like toms but theyve grown on me and I've seen a pair I like so maybe they would be better. Didn't realise you could wash them which is v handy.
Agree about the ribbons. Plain espadrilles are fine for walking about in the sun. Keep it simple. I like them myself, but I can understand if people find them hard. They do sort of bed in after a while.
Don't wear them in the rain or get the soles wet cos the rope sort of explodes.
Toms obviously don't, but regular ones do. They go all fluffy.
I find the sizing on toms awful. One size painfully small and the next size up fall off my foot too big. I don't think they do size 7 though. It's a 6.5 or a 7.5. I love espadrilles. I get the slip on ones though, I can't be faffing with ribbons. Also they all seem too high. I'd really like some not flat but not too high ones and I can't find any anywhere. They do stretch really quickly. I get three pairs from primark every year and they just about last the summer.
I find flat ones with a thin sole not that comfy for walking a fair distance in and they probably wouldn't last very long. I have these from TK Maxx with a thicker sole and they are like walking on air.
I recently borrowed my dd's silver Zara espadrilles & had to take them off and walk barefoot on the pavement in London, they were that uncomfortable. I was late for an appointment so couldn't dash back home.