Summer is coming, so it’s time to shed those tights, socks, boots and trainers, and step into some summer shoes. Make sure you have a pedicure first (cracked heels in sandals – never a good look) and then choose from an array of summer shoes, perfect for holidays, work, BBQs and festivals – well, okay, perhaps wellies are still the best festival choice!
Flats are a great summer choice – easier in the heat, when feet can get tired. Schuh’s tropical themed summer brogues are amazing. H&M’s lace ballerina pumps are elegant, and an excellent choice for a summer wedding.
Clockwise, from top left: Lace ballerinas, £9.99, H&M, tropical Leillani brogues, £36, from May, gold and black sandals, £40, both Schuh, pink metallic heels flats, £20, white sandals, £18, both BHS, floral sandals, £35, Schuh
Wedges are the perfect summer shoes – easier to walk in than heels, they are great with maxi, midi and mini lengths. And the best bit is they come in all heights – towering wedges for the brave, lower for the rest of us!
Clockwise, from top left: Brown and blue wedges, £39.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams, patterned wedges, £25, BHS, blue wooden wedges, £55, Schuh, polka dot wedges, £29.99, New Look, black wedges, £29.99, H&M
Gladiator sandals were a huge trend a few years ago, and they’ve never gone away. Perhaps that’s because they look and feel fantastic. They’re the staple summer shoes – who doesn’t have a pair in their wardrobe? Those Romans and Greeks weren’t daft, you know! Choose from tgraditional gladiators, knee-length styles, or different takes on the tradtional gladiators.
Clockwise, from top left: Silver sandals, £12.99, H&M, Tektonic sandals, £28, blue sandals, £40, both Schuh, print gladiator-style sandals, £39.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams, pink and blue detail sandals, £45, Crew Clothing, zip gladiators, £40, Schuh, knee-high gladiators, £39.99, New Look
This season’s big trend is, well, ugly shoes. Big old chunky heels on sandals, chunky block heels – that’s the kind of thing you should be wearing if you want to be on-trend with your summer shoes.
Clcokwise, from top left: White chunky sandals, £29.99, New Look, daisy print chunky heel sandal, £45, Schuh, silver chunky sandals, £45, Faith @ Debenhams, black sandals, £39.99, New Look, yellow block heel sandals, £19.99, New Look
Heels will never go away. Summer shoes for parties and weddings, there are some gorgeous high heels around for summer. Try metallics and whites and creams for a subtle summer look, or bright, bold on-trend prints for a statement shoe.
Clockwise, from top left: Metallic sandals, £55, Schuh, tassel sandals, £29.99, H&M, tribal print sandals, £50, Schuh, white platform sandals, £22.99, New Look, metallic sandals, £39.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams, white heel buckle shoes, £50, Call It Spring @ Debenhams