Despite the heavens continuing to open upon us, we’re bidding brave bye-byes to sensible storm-worthy footwear and saying a cheer-filled ciao to summery shoes. Use this soon-to-arrive-we-promise sunny season as your excuse for footwear fun times. We’re talking bows, pom-poms and neons for beach-lounging and city touring, or simply to make you full beam.
Mules are a laid-back summer slip-on that are comfortable but needn’t be dull. The bright orange, twill mules in a hummingbird pattern are by Sam Edelman. Pair with denim to bring out the blue flower details. Office’s apricot suede block heels are an easy option for day-long comfort that look good enough to eat. Up your edge with a high block heel and a striking mustard colour with Topshop’s take on the style.
For the ultimate in pool-side ease, sliders are the welcome solution. Ethiopian-made Brother Vellies make them in a whole host of colourful fabrics but our pick are the ‘golden stripe’ with a front-tie flourish. H&M step up the glamour with these crushed velvet beauties with a braided strap. Just add mojitos. Acneare known for their Scandinavian take on laid-back chic and their chunky foam Tania sliders are no different. Dress up with separates for a cool city look.
The humble holiday shoe with a woven sole has been given a make-over. For an update on the classic style, Miss KG add bright pom-pom trims and pink detailing. Fastened with a thick jute ankle strap for comfort and cool.Manebi espadrilles are handmade in Spain. The Yucatan pair is inspired by Mayan culture and is a traditional take on the much-loved seasonal staple. The Whistles offering is a navy gladiator style with striped rope ties. Pair with wide-legged trousers and colourful accents for summery fun.