Christian Louboutin always seems to get it right, even if we’re talking espadrilles rather than sky-high pumps. Espadrilles have really seen a revival in the last couple of years but to be honest it took me a while to warm up to them. What I love about these Almeria Espadrille Wedges, however, is that they are a throwback yet totally modern at the same time. Sexy but also casual in a lovely summer-picnic kind of way. Celebrities obviously agree, as evidenced by the photos below. Clearly they’re in their budget, but are they in yours?
Christian Louboutin Almeria Espadrille Wedges, $795 || Saks Fifth Avenue
Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin
Celebs like Kimberley Walsh, Blake Lively, Heidi Montag, Megan Fox and Geri Halliwell have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Almeria Espadrille Wedges.
bebe Nova Wedges
Update (03/23/2011): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative coming from bebe. Available in tan, dark brown and black.
bebe Nova Wedges, $69 || bebe
Topshop WICKET Leather Stitch Wedges
Update (04/03/2010): Another great Louboutin Almeria dupe by Topshop. These are available in either off-white, red or grey.
Topshop WICKET Leather Stitch Wedges, $135 || Topshop
Vince Camuto Edon Wedge Sandals
Update (03/10/2010): Vince Camuto is challenging Jessica Simpson in the dupes department with their spot-on interpretation of Louboutin’s Almeria wedges. Available in brown, ivory and black leather.
Vince Camuto Edon Wedge Sandals, $78.99 || Amazon
Jessica Simpson Heathery Espadrilles
If the answer to that question posed above was “No” but you’re still loving the idea of a cute pair of espadrilles to help you prance your way into spring, consider these sandals by Jessica Simpson. I didn’t initially have high hopes for her line of shoes, but I have to say that I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Not only are these a great price, but they’re practically identical to the Louboutins. Just throw on your favorite sundress and voilà: a perfect (and inexpensive!) look for those warmer months.
Jessica Simpson Heathery Espadrilles, $88.95 || DSW