Budget Espadrille Wedge Sandals

I love wedge and platform sandals. For the past few weeks on Instagram, I’ve been seeing the.most.adorable espadrille wedge sandals, most likely inspired by these Chloe beauties:

Chloe Lauren Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $660


The next best thing without paying upwards of $650 (I mean, WHAT? That’s about 3-4 weeks’ worth of food at my house!) are the Marc Fischer ‘Adalyne’ sandals. They’re a super-dupe for the Chloes, and at around $160, that’s a lot more in the ballpark.

Marc Fisher Adalyne Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $160


Still too much for me at $160, but these Steve Madden Jaylens are a super, super dupe for both of the more expensive sandals at just $59.

Steve Madden Jaylen Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $59


I love the look of these sandals, but I worry that the grade between the toes and the heel is just too high. I have issues with high heels, even wedges, in shoes where my heels are a lot higher than my toes as I walk around all day in the classroom.  Enter these sweet Target (Merona) platform wedge sandals that are…..wait for it…..under $40!!


Target Mossimo Pebbles Wrap Platform Espadrille Sandal, $32


Okay, you can tell from the photo that one of these 4 pairs of sandals made it onto my feet. These Target beauties are SO comfortable: there isn’t much of a slope between my heel and my toe, and the footbed is soft. I love the lace-up ankle detail and the gray-taupe color, and at $32, they are the absolute best financially as well as orthotically. My feet and my wallet are both thanking me. And I guess the boys are, too, since I didn’t spend all of our grocery money on those Choes. As if. 🙂


You can shop this look here:


And here are a few more angles of these cute shoes, which I wore with my trusty Mavi Adriana ankle skinnies, an oversized blush pink sweater (sold out, but I linked a similar one from H&M here that also comes in this shade of pink), and these gorgeous Kendra Scott Elle earrings in abalone and gold (from my 15th Rocksbox set).


When I wore this outfit to teach a few days ago, the shoes made it all day long through a day packed with walking in my classroom and all around the school building. I didn’t get any blisters at all, and that is saying a lot because new shoes — even sneakers — almost always give me trouble before they’re broken in.

I have a feeling these sandals are going to be taking me lot of places this spring and summer!



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