Slowly, the sun is starting to make an appearance. Pointing the whole of hemisphere and lighting you up like a barbecue, it’s time to make your weekly shopping time.
One of these key trends stations this summer is definitely the summer footwear collection, which has evolved from a simple rubber sheet in an elaborate, ornate leather sandal with a thick sole. The focus on the word ‘slide’ – slide your foot in, and no heel strap – other than that, anything goes!
The ultimate ‘man-repeller’ style footwear has never looked cooler – even with socks. We have Phoebe Philo at Céline to thank for this style resurrection, as well as the Prada toe-sock flats.
We crossed the street to the best of the best, across the spectrum. From the traditional slide unexpectedly cold to thick, leather Birkenstock shoes.
The ‘bling’ slide
The champion in this trial was Kurt Geiger. These embellished sandals looked very good with everything from skinny jeans to an oversized shirts and bare legs. Cool, Comfortable, and a definite worthy investment.
Grab a pair of these metallic slides before they become common. Low, great with black and AWESOME with key Spring Summer prints – tropical and neon’s especially. They need a bit of breaking in but they actually look great worn indoors too.
The original pool slide
These Nike babies are the most comfortable and very affordable. Available in a lot of colors and prints, the sole is flexible and the upper is soft and padded.
These slip on’s from Adidas are slightly firmer than the Nike pair, but really wearable. Think how versatile a Breton stripe is?
The crisscross slip-on
Now these are really special. Cracked black shiny leather Balenciaga has us dreaming. The upper width means having more support for the foot and footwear are great trans-temporal if you are unsure of what to wear with our strange weather. Keep your eyes open to Bertie, they will be falling in the store soon.
Dune have done us proud with these white espadrille inspired slides. The fur zebra print inner is really special too, these are the perfect compromise if you are not sure about the look u want, but like the vibe. A smarter, holiday essential. Just add these to your outfit’.
The new Birkie
We all love a secret Birkenstock, and the main problem that many of us have is that they are really hard to break into, especially the rigid sole. This stacked heel style from is surprisingly comfortable, despite the lack of flexibility. Wear with your favorite pair of jeans and a T-shirt of the band for the coolest look.
For a softer take on the birkie, this matte black pair from Office are perfect for you. All black everything is super cool – think Scandinavian street style and wear with double denim.