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Sandals: Comfort + Style = The Perfect Holiday Sandal!

We’ve all been there. Squashing down the suitcase, and then realising we still haven’t packed the (many) pairs of shoes we want to take. We’ve also all been there, when walking around for hours in sunnier climates, wearing those stunning-but-my-gosh-they’re-rubbing sandals, feels like the most epic journey you’ll ever make.

This is why we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favourite sandals that are both comfortable and super stylish, so you can save on the amount of shoes you pack.


FitFlop Lunetta Sandals, £49
It is rare to find a flip flop that is so comfortable, padded and durable but also stylish and, well, BLING.


Birkenstrock Madrid Sandals, Red Hearts £36.99
These stripy love heart Birkenstocks have a certain 50s feel to them. Like all Birkenstocks, they are designed with care and comfort in mind to work with the natural curve of your foot. The strap goes over your foot instead of between the toe, so to minimize rubbing – these are suitable for the longest of sightseeing trips! See the range here.



Ted Baker Ballena Sandal, £89
The backing and the buckle supports your ankle whilst out sightseeing in the day, and the neon look will turn heads out at night. Also available in light metallic pink.


Lucky Brand Bombay Sandals, £59
Another winning metallic design sandal. Gone are the days when metallic was a little too old and dated. These sandals have just the right amount of pastel green detail to balance this into a day-time shoe too, and the shape of the back means your ankles are fully supported.


Jill Sander 2 Part Sandals, £225
These Jill Sander designer sandals are pure style. Nailing the white and platform trends all-in-one, they are perfect if you like a bit of height on your summer holiday evenings-out but still want that comfort and quality during the day. The ankle strap is popper-adjustable. Also available in black.



Mel by Melissa Competition


The jelly shoe. The waterproof and often rather sparkly sandal your mother would make you wear in the sea when you were little. For kids, they’re practical. But for adults (and for the more fashion-conscious child), you are unlikely to want to stray too far from the beach whilst wearing them!

But thanks to Mel by Melissa, conceptualised in S/S11, jelly shoes have been updated, modernized and are totally scentsational (yep, some of the shoes are fruit scented!). Mel is the fun and flirtatious diffusion line of the Brazilian brand Melissa,  responsible for reinventing the practical jelly shoe into a quality, everyday staple, with the purpose of brightening your day and sweetening your stride.

See our Mel by Melissa best picks below:

The flip flop style Mel Citrus sandal in black or pink is perfect for the beach (and also great for the unpredictably wet British weather).

Mel Citrus Sandals in Pink, £14.99

Mel Citrus Sandals in Black, £14.99











Work this season’s animal print explosion with these Mel black and nude shoes and rock up night-out wear whilst in sunnier climates. Also available in pink.

Show your wild side! Black and nude Mel Strawberry pumps


Mel Strawberry Shoes in black and nude, £24.99

Mel Strawberry Shoes in pink and black, £19.00

To channel the floral vibe dominating this season’s high street, take a look at these coral sandals, also available in a more subtle monochrome:


Mel Fresh Sandals in coral, £19.99

Mel Fresh Sandals in monochrome, £24.99



And for bargain galore, these black gladiator sandals are now only £19.00:


Mel Macadamia Sandals in black, £19

Check out the rest of the Mel by Melissa collection on http://www.soletrader.co.uk/mel  and  http://www.soletraderoutlet.co.uk/mel

WIN 1 of 10 pairs of Mel by Melissa sandals!

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Win a year's supply of Havaianas!

Havaianas Brasil
To celebrate summer sunshine we have launched a fantastic competition with Havaianas to win a year’s supply of colourful Havaianas sandals.


When you buy any pair of Havaianas in store or online, you’ll be given an entry form for the Havaianas competition. The lucky winner will be able to choose 12 great sandals from our Havaianas range. What a way to brighten up the summer!


See our Havaianas Competition page for more information and terms and conditions.


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