April showers really went wild last month, huh? The dull grey clouds and drizzly days weren’t as few and far between as we’d hoped, which subsequently failed to get us in the summer spirit. Believe it or not, a new month has come to the rescue and what a breath of fresh air it is. May mornings have provided us with nothing but blue skies, warm sunshine and a light but refreshing breeze. Of course, climate change means a shoedrobe update, but don’t sweat it – we’ve got it covered with the best of our new-in styles to pop straight on your wish list and fill you with footwear inspo. Forget faffing about with trainer laces spiralling out of control and battling with complicated fastenings, we’re taking it back to basics. When we say you’ll be sliding into style this season, we really mean it. If you’re a footwear fanatic or are currently in the process of rejuvenating your summer shoe collection, hear us out.
Oh so effortlessly chic, slides provide both style and comfort in equal measure. In plain black with a small feminine injection of floral, this slide creates the perfect casual silhouette. Inspired by the vibrant beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden, this version of the Adilette is designed in collaboration with Brazil’s fashion label – The FARM Company – and is perfect for a big dose of summer downtime. Paired with a pretty summer dress, a lightweight playsuit or simply worn as a swimwear accessory, you can’t go wrong.
We couldn’t possibly forget the men where slides are concerned. A simple yet stylish design requiring minimal effort is a footwear dream, right? This minimalistic monochrome colour scheme is perfect for summer, not to mention the Adilette style itself which has risen to global prominence as the most popular slide ever. With striking black branding over a simple white texture, the brand with the 3 stripes has got it right this season. Be comfortable and on-trend wearing these bad boys abroad.
Make a statement by slipping into a comfy pair of UGG espadrilles. This particular style will allow your feet to do all the talking with a bold leopard print, making your footwear choice the centre of attention all day long. The beauty of espadrilles is how totally practical yet versatile they are, capable of being dressed down with a pair of boyfriend jeans or dressed up with culottes. If you’re after a footwear show-stopper, look no further than the brand that creates products which deliver luxurious comfort.
Boat shoes are the epitome of warm summer days with a smart casual twist. Paul Smith has delivered a high quality navy leather style for a sophisticated and premium look. Whether you’re opting for casual attire during the day or are looking for a slightly smarter option to take things into the night, this boat shoe is the answer and can be styled for either. No fuss, just slip it on and sink into the molded insole for maximum comfort in minutes. A classic which should be a staple in any man’s summer shoe collection.
Every summer shoedrobe needs a trusty pair of flip flops – fact. Forget about flimsy, a decent pair of flip flops is an investment your feet are desperate for you to make. Brazilian shoe brand Ipanema has partnered with creator Philippe Starck for the Ipanema with STARCK range – a collection that re-imagines footwear and focuses on stylish and smart innovation worldwide. This minimal and organic design encompasses simplicity in a soft orange hue, perfectly finished with an elegant single strap to provide a modern twist on a classic design.
As long as we all understand that socks and sandals is the biggest fashion footwear sin in all the land, we’re good to go where flip flops are concerned. Men should 100% let their toes go on vacation a little more and embrace the flip flop. Our in-house brand SOLE has delivered these men’s thong sandals in a rich soft brown leather which is the perfect balance of smart and casual. This style ensures a comfortable ride with a cushioned foot-bed because where footwear is concerned, comfort is key.
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