There isn't a shoe that says laid-back cool quite like the espadrille. (Think: Jane Birkin, cavorting around the south of France in her navy pair with frayed jeans and a plain white T-shirt in the 70s.) Soludos, founded three years ago by New Yorker Nick Brown (he wanted the brand to be evocative of childhood summers spent in Spain), taps into just that vibe. With their cotton uppers (allowing your tootsies to breath) and a rubber sole (unlike the rope originals, which, if you've ever been stuck in a downpour wearing a pair, you'll know have a tendency towards seepage), Soludos' classic styles, including stripy lace-ups and cute ankle ties, make it clear why the likes of Kristen Stewart and Shailene Woodley are fans.