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In my dreams, when I fantasize about my soon-to-be summer Fridays, I always imagine that I'll be spending my afternoons idling in a hillside beach town somewhere in Europe, traversing from the lido to the farmers' market and back again, wearing a flowy dress and the perfect red espadrilles.
In reality, the only hiking I'm doing these days is up and down the New York City subway stairs, but the perfect little espadrilles remain, as a nod to my fantasy of lazier summer days. Luckily, our favorite brands are in on what's sure to be a collective warm-weather-weekend fantasy. Click on to see the best-of-the-best jute-soled shoes, sneakers, and slip-ons available now that keep the dream alive, one step at a time.