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The Summer Sandals to Invest in Now

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Updated: 12 April 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to take your toes out for the hotter months. If you’re looking for a fast footwear refresh that will hot up your sandal game faster than you’re ice cream can melt, this sandal round up is for you. Read on for Culture Trip’s pick of our favourite sandals on offer at the moment, perfect for taking you from office to bar; city to beach.


Italian brand Ouigal have adopted a Made in Italy ethos, ensuring they produce modern and forward thinking designs for a global audience. Light, breezy and fun to wear, we suggest investing in a powde blue pair for spring time vibes.

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Ouigal, €169 (£144)

3.1 Phillip Lim

For serious shoppers only, chunky sandals such as this pair from 3.1 Phillip Lim are perfect for updating staple outfits, and for making a statement while running around the city.


3.1 Phillip Lim, £360

Isabel Marant Étoile

For a little bit of french chic, look no further than this gorgeous pair of rope gladiator sandals from Isabel Marant Étoile. The monochrome vibes ensures ultimate versatility, while thick ankle straps are softened by finer detail around the foot.


Isabel Marant Étoile, £285



For a little frivolity, temper a bright statement with a neutral toe cap and add a little height for a dressed up addition to your daily wear, from Topshop.


Topshop, £39

Elina Linardaki

Greek designer Elina Linardaki offers bright, statement pieces perfect for sauntering around post-beach. Wear with a simple linen dress or go for full maximalist effect with bright prints (and maybe even an extra pom pom or two). Whatever your inclination, the shoes will do most of the work.


Elina Linardaki, £165


March in the Marni army (not a thing) with this dreamy combination of espadrille sole and statement jewels – a thick buckle makes for a well balanced aesthetic, and the neoprene lends a sporty edge to counter the opulent finish.

Marni, £580

Ancient Greek Sandals

It’s difficult to resist terracotta coloured rope sandals with bells on, and you shouldn’t have to. Go on, indulge.

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Ancient Greek Sandals, €185 (£158)

Dolce & Gabbana

Italy’s most handsome duo sure know how to throw a party, and their mindset has trickled down to their punchy sandal design too. With embellished detail, clashing prints and elegant strap, this pair are already having the time of their lives, all you have to do is join them.


Dolce & Gabbana, £485

Molly Goddard X Topshop

Fashion’s wünderkind Molly Goddard is famous for her effervescent tulle dresses in bold hues. Join in the fun with this cute metallic pair.


Molly Goddard X Topshop, £95


For a classic look, invest in chunky leather sandals and embrace a little bit of fringe detail if so inclined.


Marni, £430


Embrace the Portuguese designer duo’s penchant for bright, oversized items and lace up your ankle in a sprightly style.


Marques’Almedia, £250