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3 Sandal Styles to Invest in This Summer

Feature: Quick Read
Words by Eleanor Hibberd

Okay, so you’ve found the perfect summer dress – but what about the shoes? Whatever your holiday destination, find your summer feet with this season’s hottest sandals, guaranteed to have you walking on sunshine.


The Grandad Sandal

All velcro straps and sensible soles, these sandals once favoured practicality above all else. Now, however, they’ve been given the high-fashion treatment by the most venerable names in footwear, from Roger Vivier to Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, who has swapped heels for moulded soles in a new collaboration with Birkenstock – find them in Shoe Heaven on the Fifth Floor. Perfect for long days exploring new surroundings. 


The Slip-On Sandal

If your footwear preference toes a chicer line, consider slip-on sandals your holiday must-have. Whether they’re sequinned Paco Rabanne slides or elegant Jimmy Choo mules, backless designs offer a more streamlined silhouette that dips its toe in both casual and dressy pools – meaning your days can blend seamlessly, and stylishly, into evening.


The Flatform Sandal

Combining the height boost of heels with the comfort of flats, platform and flatform sandals never miss the mark. This season’s winners come via Loewe and Prada, who revive the nostalgic jelly-shoe style with stacked soles in candy-shop colours. Elsewhere, house signatures by Valentino Garavani, Gucci and more give instant designer kudos to the trend.

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Get your dose of vitamin D with the most stylish resortwear, swimsuits and summer beauty this side of the season.