espadrilles March 4, 2015 Priscilla So these seem to be the must have summer shoe. The espadrille. What do you think? Long term chic or summer fad? The term espadrille is French and derives from the word in Occitan language, which comes from espardenya, in Catalan or espardeña in Spanish.I love the ones Tory Burch designs. They come in many colors and heights. But somehow I think I will end up with one from Soludos. Image via Tory Burch.