Chanel espadrille... worth it?

Kem45

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I absolutely love my espadrilles, I think they work with nearly any casual and business casual outfit. They're a great option for when you want or need to wear the same shoes all day long, but don't want the ultra-casualness of a sneaker nor the discomfort of flats.

I have three pairs and counting- one navy tweed, one multicolor fabric, and one light grey linen. The light grey linen ones are my go to’s and they certainly don't look brand new anymore, but they've held up wonderfully despite the beating they've gotten. They're all about two years old at this point. I did make a point of keeping the tissue inserts and replacing them in the shoes when I am not wearing them and I think that has helped with their longevity. I don't have any of the leather ones but I am thinking about a pair - those I would be slightly more concerned about scratching or scraping because they're lambskin.

A couple of things to bear in mind - they only come in full sizes, but depending on the fabric they will stretch. My linen ones have stretched considerably and I wish I got a size down - the tweed ones haven't stretched as much.

Also - avoid getting them wet. I learned this lesson the hard way when I got caught in a rainstorm and the sole expanded. I was kind of able to mash it back down once they dried out, but in the moment I was horrified and it was certainly annoying to try to get them to go back to their original shape.

Hope this helps and can't wait to see what you buy if you pull the trigger!
 

ng.salama

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I just got mine last month second hand and was terrified that it may not be durable.
And second hand with years of use.

YET IT AMAZES ME!!

I don't regret it at all super comfy and if you just wax seal it before you go out and clean it you can get it to live long :smile:
I attached images of what I use on it and how it looks maybe it helps.

Go for it ;)

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missbagwathi

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I just bought one in the beige and black lamb skin like in the previous reply, and I adore it. I can’t usually wear heels coz of health reasons and require reasonably comfortable soles to walk. These are super comfy, I love them. I definitely plan on getting more.
 

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I think they’re worth it, but I do try to take care of my stuff and I rotate my shoes (always good to have at least a day off between wears for any kind of shoe). When I bought mine the SA warned me the rope would unravel but that I could bring them back to the boutique for servicing (this was a Chanel in Asia, I don’t know how the service varies by location). Nevertheless I purchased them about three years ago and haven’t had any issues.
 

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Love them. I’m a 38 in the chanel leather espadrille. Theyre very comfy, durable and i walk a lot and don’t take particular care of them. But I only wear when sunny. In other chanel shoes, I’m usually a 37.5 (Also in louboutin, Manolo).
 

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Love mine! My SA finally tracked down a pair of the classic beige-black lambskin style for me and it’s so comfy and easy to style! I’m a 38 in most Chanel shoes (slingbacks, ballerinas, combat boots) and this was true to size for me. The only slightly annoying thing is the inside sole creased a bit after a few wears.
 
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I bought them last year and took them back. But now I want one again. The reason I returned was it was so hard to get them on, the top part covers a lot more if you compare it to Gucci espadrilles for example. I sized down for a good fit, I’m 36.5 in most designers, chanel I am all over the place, 36.5 to 37.5 depending. And 36 would not gape, 37 was very loose around the heels.
 
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minnnea

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I have one pair in red lamb skin. They are very cute and fit to all outfits. For me they loose shape too easily.

I actually walked on machine oil one day and I got it surprisingly well cleaned from the ropes. To be espadrilles they are good but you just have to like the used look! Just my opinion but if you want cc espadrilles as I did I say go for it, but as for the quality the price is ridiculous.

Size is true to Chanel, I have three pairs of shoes from Chanel all 41 and slightly small/right size for me but my boutique does not have half sizes(!?) and 42 is too big.
 
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