Now that full blown summer is almost upon us, I got to thinking about sandals. So I looked in my wardrobe to see what I had. Turned out to be a tired looking trio of shoes I have been wearing for a very, very long time.
The first are my Gucci sandals. They’ve been lurking unworn for at least twenty winters, with frequent outings in the summers. Then my gold Havaianas – my pair of choice for a hot sundrenched day. Last, and in all honestly least, some suede fringed sandals from Valeria Lacerda which I have worn once (ouch!) since I purchased them decades ago and which would probably look a lot better on someone forty years younger than me. So, if like me you’re in the market for fresh sandals, let me show you some of the sensational pairs I have found online…
Charles & Keith
T-bar slides: High-ish bar makes them easy to wear, faux leather. Available in white, black and cognac. MORE INFO
Strappy Chunky: sturdy 4cm sole height, plus velcro and buckle straps. Other colours available. MORE INFO
Miriam Raffia Flats: very smart. Raffia and suede upper and leather lined with padded cushioning on the inside for extra comfort. MORE INFO
Converse khaki one star sandals: three colourways. MORE INFO
A great website for really feminine sandals. Diani – available in three colourways. Beadwork handcrafted in Kenya. Non slip rubber sole. MORE INFO
You’re going to have to be quick if you’d like these Loupe sandals. At £68 these smart sliders are over £400 cheaper than the iconic Hermes original but look remarkably similar. Available in a range of colours, they won’t be available for long. MORE INFO
Eloise espadrille suede wedge slides: fab if you want some extra height. Microwobbleboard technology means they are really easy to walk in as well as super stylish. Also available in Pink or Lime. MORE INFO
Strappy leather square toed sandals: MORE INFO
Leather flat slingback sandals in Black, Ecru or Burgundy. Not bad for £19.99. MORE INFO
Leather high heel sandals: also available in White and Beige. MORE INFO
Leather weave ankle strap: half sizes available. Insolia Flex® technology keeps the ball of the foot in the optimum position for ultimate comfort all day long. MORE INFO
Now… which pair to buy?