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The White Edit…

With Wimbledon well under way, now is the time to serve some serious style this season with our edit of the best white trainers to get you match-ready white here, white now.

Crisp, clean and modern, it’s easy to see why white is an annual summer trend favourite and so simple to wear. A fuss-free pair of trainers are a great way to freshen up your outfit and will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Just add strawberries and cream…

Top Tip: To keep your whites white and prevent any accidents spray your shoes with Crep Protect Spray.


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Sir Richard Branson’s joined the Gandys movement!



Gandys is the new Flip Flop range that is sweeping the globe, from Newhaven to Necker Island (that’s Richard Bransons $54,000 a night Carribean retreat…). Gandys was founded by Rob and Paul Forkan, two brothers who were left orphaned in Sri Lanka by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. The brothers created the Orphans for Orphans campaign to help other orphans around the world by building Gandys Orphanages, funded by selling their luxury Flip Flop range.

Gandys Explorer Flip Flops, £17.99
The do-good, feel-good shoe available in white, grey, blue and black from SOLETRADER.


And to celebrate INTERNATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY  Friday 21st June, Sir Richard Branson and the whole Virgin enterprise are ditching their shoes for Red Gandys Flip Flops!

No longer Gandys Virgins – the team outside Virgin HQ in London


‘Rob and Paul Forkan’s story was very moving and I was humbled by their ability to turn a personal tragedy into something so positive. They are inspiring young entrepreneurs, starting out in business but also trying to transform the lives of children in need. We’re happy to be supporting them and I love that Necker Island now has a flip flop named after it!’ said Richard.

Branson’s on board with the Gandys movement

The previously named Tokyo Red Flip Flop has now been renamed as NeckerRed!

Sir Richard Branson and his staff wearing Necker Red Flipflops at his luxury island resort of Necker in the British Virgin Islands.

 Shop Gandys here and check out our Gandys outfit ideas below on Polyvore!


Gandys - how to wear!

Gandys – how to wear! by soletrader

Uniqlo maxi dress
£5.04 – uniqlo.com

Vivienne westwood man

Tommy hilfiger

£105 – montaignemarket.com

Wallis bracelets bangle
£5.75 – wallisfashion.com

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.



Father’s Day Bargains

Father’s Day is fast approaching – Sunday 16th June.

Tired of always getting your Dad socks, gardening appliances, a pint or, indeed, nothing at all?

Your No. 1 Dad needs a No.1 present. Here is our selection of the best men’s shoes on SOLETRADER OUTLET:


These Puma Sand Shark Sandals are fresh, comfortable and lightweight.


These Jack & Jones Oslo Trainers are light and casual with a denim overlay. Absolute bargain.

These Firetrap Navy Flip Flops are only £9. With that price, and the fact that it’s summertime, you can’t go wrong. Click here for more colours and brands.


These brown Birkenstock Sandals are perfect for summer (they’ll even look good with the ‘socks-and-sandals’ look, although try and dissuade him from this…!)


We love the colour of these Fenchurch Varial Trainers. Maroon canvas with black trim.


For something a bit more special, opt for these Red Tape Lavant Shoes in black, brown or tan leather.



And if you think he’ll be disappointed NOT getting socks this Father’s Day…


CAT Boot Socks are perfect if your Dad works out-and-about – ultimate comfort


And if you buy the wrong size?

We have a 28 day return policy on our Webstore and a 365 day return policy when bought in one of our stores.

Happy Shopping!


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

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