I think we can all agree that an after-effect of The Pandemic is a shift towards more stylish, comfort-conscious footwear. While I managed to swerve the pool slides craze and Crocs mania, I’m happy to see so much more choice in footbed sandals, fisherman sandals (like Mari Giudicelli’s above) and dressy summer flats.
This summer, Birkenstocks* and Tevas* are still going strong but pretty much every other brand has embraced its inner gorpcore hippie, so the price point and style axis is quite vast. That’s the best thing about trends. Once your trend hits, you have so much more choice and can cherry pick from a limitless array of options. The fisherman sandal moment is now, as is the moment for dressy, walkable flats. For starters, Hereu’s yellow sandal* (below) or woven turquoise flat (below) will be great accompaniments to all the floaty midi dresses* around for wedding season.
Away from sandals, loafers are still going strong, thanks to the likes of Miu Miu, while Oxfords and Derbys are now a fashion staple. (Note to COS copywriters, please stop calling it a ‘brogue‘*.) For everyday running around, I still like an old-school trainer. I usually wear vintage Converse low tops from eBay (nicer toe shape) or Muji’s footbed sneakers, but I’m eyeing classic Vans Era* next. I would love a vintage pair from Pillowheat, but the high street option may be a tad more accessible.
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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Mari Giudicelli, Hereu x 2
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