Meet The Sneakerdrille: Your New Favourite Athleisure Shoe

The new style combines two classics.

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Birkenstocks may come and go, but sneakers and espadrilles are two classic shoes that will never go out of style. So, it comes as no surprise that a hybrid espadrille-sneaker silhouette has been popping up everywhere this season.

That’s right, two of our favourites have become one, with WhoWhatWear coining the style “sneakerdrilles”. They combine everything we love about espadrilles—the woven raffia sole and casual, but chic, look—with the versatility and comfort factor of sneakers.

Ready to jump on this trend before everyone else does? Scroll through the gallery below to shop our top picks.

1. Alexander Wang

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A jute platform and woven toe cap add natural appeal to these leather Alexander Wang sneakers. We’ll be wearing ours with shorts and dresses.

Shop Rian Espadrille Sneakers

2. JSlides

This breezy sneaker features a perforated suede upper and a braided jute platform sole. They’ll work just as well in the city as they do on holiday.

Shop Rileyy Espadrille Sneaker

3. Superga

Superga’s timeless canvas sneakers have been updated with a braided jute platform. Style them with everything from slinky slips to denim skirts.

Shop 2750 Cotu Espadrille Sneakers

4. Soludos

Soludos, sneakerdrilles, fashion, styleYou can’t go wrong with this Soludos style. The soft rose-pink hue will work with elegant floral prints and neutral shades alike, and they’re super comfy.

Shop Espadrille Sneaker

5. Rag & Bone

A braided jute platform adds summery, espadrille style to these sleek leather Rag & Bone sneakers.

Shop Kent Espadrille Sneakers

6. Kate Spade

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Fun and flirty, these pom-pom adorned sneakerdrilles are a must-have. Pack them on your next beach holiday.

Shop Lane Pom-Pom Espadrille Sneakers

7. Steven

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These satin espadrilles are fashioned with sneaker detailing and frayed edges for an effortlessly cool look.

Shop Pace Espadrille Platform Sneakers

8. Marc Fischer

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The sleek, low-top pair of sneakerdrilles is embellished with navy leather star appliqués. We think they’d look great with cuffed jeans.

Shop LTD Marcia Espadrille Sneaker