We love our glamorous shoes (and preferably with a heel hight of 4 inches) but at the end of the day, we like our shoes like how we like our relationships - simple and fuss free. And, after a few years of experimenting with different shoe styles both vertiginous and literally down to earth , we've narrowed our needs down for them to look good, feel good and if we're lucky, affordable.
For their latest SS'18 collection, Australian label Emu brings back a familiar favourite that's great for our 365-days-a-year tropical weather - the Agonis lace up espadrille and the Gum espadrille loafer with both in breathable cotton uppers.
And whilst the concept of wearing an espadrille isn't new (last SS'17, they were everywhere be it bejewelled, patterned or laced up), we're particularly into the simplicity of Emu's ones that don't sacrifice comfort for style like all of their other shoes. Its cotton uppers allows your foot to breathe (and prevent foot stink which any of us can appreciate) and its elasticized gussets keeps them tight around your ankles without being sock-like.
Pair them with your favourite cut-off shorts, choose them as your footwear of choice for Chinese New Year or enlist them as your perennial wardrobe classics. You have 12 options.
EMU's Agonis and Gum espadrilles are priced at $79 each and both are available at Takashimaya, Robinsons and TANGS departmental stores, and online at emuaustralia.sg.