Zappos Announces Espadrilles for the Whole Family

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Complement any summer outfit with traditional Mediterranean espadrilles.

Zappos.com, the online leader in apparel and footwear, announces espadrilles as a hot summer trend. Zappos.com has espadrilles for men, women and kids in a wide variety of colors and fabrics to coordinate with any summertime outfit.

Identified by the rope braid around the sole of the shoe, the flat espadrille hasn’t changed much for in the hundreds of years since it originated as a traditional Catalan peasant shoe. The rope sole is now typically jute, rather than the native Mediterranean esparto grass for which the shoes were named.

Men may coordinate a pair of more traditional loafers in canvas or leather with any summer outfit. These simple slip-on shoes can stand in for flip-flops and work well with cargo shorts, chinos or jeans.

Given the easy-on, easy-off nature of slip-on espadrilles, they make great shoes for kids. They provide more foot protection than flip-flops and the same summery simplicity, without the hassle of lace-up athletic shoes.

For women, espadrille-style shoes are available as comfortable flats, mid-height sandals, platform sandals and soaring wedge heels. The casual, unassuming look of an espadrille wedge makes a towering heel totally daytime appropriate. While a tall espadrille that straps or ties at the ankle ups the hotness factor for summer evening events, the wedge heel stays more seasonally appropriate and comfortable than a stiletto heel.

About Zappos.com

Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection, with gross merchandise sales exceeding $1 billion annually. Zappos.com currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com was recognized in 2009 and 2010 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR". Zappos.com is proud to be named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the company's customer service philosophy, unique company culture, and job openings can be found at about.zappos.com. More information about the Zappos Insights business membership program can be found at zapposinsights.com.

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