The sun is out and it’s time to break out our best summer sandals.
Stride with pride in these stylish kicks that will not only keep our spirits up, but our style cred intact. Some are even dressy enough for flexible work weeks, and will easily take us from work to play.
Read on for our compilation of the 10 best summer sandals to step out in.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong
Proenza Schouler has given the iconic Birkenstock sandals a high-fashion update. Set on a German-engineered cork footbed, these ‘Milano’ glossy leather slingbacks feature a monochrome colourway, resulting in a pair of summer footwear that guarantees both comfort and style.
The flip-flops have become a designer favourite in recent seasons, and Neous has come up with its own minimal version that exudes effortless sophistication. Made from supple cream leather and grounded on a comfortable deep footbed with cushioned toe-post, these ‘Lanke’ flip-flops are perfect for all-day wear, and can be styled with everything from maxi dresses to trousers and jeans.
It’s hard to resist Daniel Lee’s off-kilter allure, so, of course, his BV Line sandals for Bottega Veneta have made this list. Donning a confident square-toe design and slender cross-over thong straps, this yellow footwear is set on a beige leather sole, with added rubber pebbles to give it an extra grip.
Mules are continuing their moment this season, and we love these ones by Gianvito Rossi with cool leather-trimmed fishnet straps that offer a distinct ’90s aesthetic. Set on a 70mm heel, the manageable height will offer you just enough lift for flattering results, while letting you walk around with ease all day long.
Incorporating satin braided straps and trim, Valentino Garavani’s Torchon sandals will offer a touch of nautical vibe to your summer outfits. We love the khaki-green colour that beautifully balances out the feminine aesthetic, and of course, the label’s signature Rockstuds (originally inspired by the notches on Roman doors) in gold for added elegance.
We’re all for pretty shoes that can easily be cleaned under water after a messy adventure, and Givenchy’s rubber slides are definitely one of them. The house has given the signature style a soft antique-rose colour update. Match them with a pedicure in white or pastel colours for a sweet summer look.
Wandler earned its cult following with its beautifully structured bags, but its footwear is also equally loved. These ‘Yara 85’ strap sandals are part of the brand’s latest release, and will ensure you strut confidently with its stark white colour, elegant gold side buckle, strong square-toe design and black bottom sole for a sharp contrast.
Add a touch of 90s minimalism to your summer look with these blue leather ‘Ceni’ slip-on sandals by cult label By Far, which comes in an open toe, a slip-on style and a low heel for easy wear.
With gladiator styles being in resurgence, the much-loved Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza capsule line has included a pair of tan-brown sandals in a gladiator silhouette — they also come in white. These ones are made from lightly grained leather, set with antiqued gold eyelets, then topped with a coordinating ankle buckle and wedged foam sole. Wear them with anything — from bohemian dresses to utilitarian playsuits/jumpsuits and more.
From picnics in the park, family barbecues in the garden, sunset date nights or even just a stroll around the block, these JC sandals from Nomadic State of Mind will take you through all your warm-weather adventures. Made in tri-tone rope straps featuring an open toe, a slingback, strappy design, and a flat sole, you’ll have no trouble dancing around in these sandals.