Sandal shopping is a love-hate summer ritual that’s often filled with dilemmas. Do you choose the pretty ones that match your new sundress –– even if they have an unfair vendetta against your ankles? Do you choose the ones with the pillow-like insoles –– but look like something your granddad would wear? Or, do you go with a pair that looks AND feels amazing?
Believe it or not, that elusive third option isn’t so hard to find. Here’s a round-up of our favourite on-trend sandals that your feet won’t regret.
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Sketchers BOBS Desert Kiss – Secret Picnic, £22.40
Sketchers is the ultimate high-street brand for memory foam shoes that maximize comfort and style. And their sandals are no exception. These funky BOBS combine denim straps, a tiny woven wedge heel and a sporty white sole for an eclectic look that’s perfect for social-distancing walks around the neighbourhood.Source: Sketchers
Brother Vellies Selma Sandal in Stone, $335
Based on traditional African designs with a modern twist, Brother Vellies is a New York-based, fair-trade brand worth paying the extra shipping for. With a soft insole and adjustable, seashell-charm lace-ups, these asymmetrical gladiator sandals make the ultimate summer statement piece.Source: Brother Vellies
Everlane The Block Heel Sandal, £82
If you want to add a bit of height without hurting your feet, block heels are the way to go. Ethically-made in Italy, these maximum-comfort block heel sandals stand out from the crowd with a subtle “lizard-print” design and 90s-style square toes. They’re just casual enough for a trip to the supermarket, but dressy enough for a girl’s night out (post-lockdown, of course!)Source: Everlane
Beyond Skin Lolly Yellow Faux Leather Flat Slingback Vegan Sandals, $195
Who says vegan leather can’t be comfy too? These cruelty-free slingbacks feature a cushioned insole, soft straps and a classic open-toed design. Pair with a floral midi-skirt or cropped jeans for an effortless weekend look.Source: Beyond Skin