It might seem a bit early to be thinking of hot weather footwear but the sun is shining in London and if you don’t get in early, the best sandals are long sold out when the weather for them finally arrives. I am also feeling grotty with a horrid cold so am only sharing photos of my feet today.
First up a bargain leather pair from Topshop.These come in lots of colour ways – I have the orange and am considering the gold. I really like this kind of go with anything sandal.
These are also from Topshop. My sister spotted them when we were out shopping last week – black and gold, my favourite!They’re quite substantial and have a utilitarian feel. They look like the kind of sandal you could happily wear for a day of walking – a failing of many of the thinner soled sandals I tend to love.
I normally wear reasonably cheap shoes in summer – most of my sandals are about the £15-30 mark. A few years ago I bought my first pair of Ancient Greek sandals and I got the black studded Niki last year as a present from my kids (here on me last summer with the Stories dress I can’t wait to wear again!)There is definitely a difference in quality with these more expensive sandals. The leather is soft but not loose and the anti slip heels really do work.
Net a Porter have 15% off at the moment with code NETAPORTER15 if you’re tempted. I am hoping that these might fall in to my lap on Mother’s Day (sadly not from NAP but use FREEDEL for free delivery at Matches) These are a good less expensive alternative?
I saw these Figue sandals on Laura Fantacci a year or two ago and really wanted some but missed out.Then last year I picked up some tributes in a Next Outlet store for a tenner and wore them a lot. The only problem – and I expect why they were in the Outlet store – was the dye – greeny-black stained feet isn’t a great look! Imagine my delight then when I saw these from Zara.Here they are on my pasty feet. They’re true to size / slightly large – I had considered sizing up so I didn’t get heel overhang but I didn’t need to. They’re quite a loose fit, more a summer mooching sandal than a city walking affair. I find I have to get my feet muscles used to these kind of sandals over a few weeks then they’re comfy as anything.
I wore the white strappy sandals I got from Topshop loads last summer. I loved them with jeans and dresses and danced the night away in them at my dad’s wedding party. I wish I’d bought two pairs because mine are looking a bit battered. Luckily strappy sandals are everywhere this season. These look similar though the heel is a bit meh for me.
These are a more delicate pair with a slightly higher heel.
These aren’t so strappy and I know three people who have bought these and love them.