Trendy sandals this summer
The warm weather is already here, and this means nights out on the town, trips to the beach, and sunny days shopping, all of which require some seriously cute warm-weather footwear. So, it’s officially time to indulge in one of the greatest wardrobing joys that comes with this time of the year – a pair of chic sandals.
According to the runways, the biggest shoe trends this season are anything but basic. From an ultra-sporty and multi-strap style to sky-high wedges and art-inspired heels, there’s a little something for every side of the style spectrum this summer. Plus, the return of naked and minimal sandals that give late 90s and early 2000s vibes are sure to reign as summer’s hottest shoes.
Here are some of the sandal trends to wear this summer.
With plenty of variety in colour and detailing, these sandals can be the star of your wardrobe. They’re simple, stylish, comfortable, easy to slip on, and go with everything.
From classic leather to new takes in deluxe leather or printed cotton, these cute fitness sandals can keep up with your busy lifestyle. They will also protect and support your feet during long summer walks.
PVC wedges and jelly sandals from the 1990s are back. These delightful shoes are more stable and comfortable than your average heeled sandal but are probably not the best shoe for walking around in all day.
From shimmery sandals to pretty embellished pumps, metallic footwear is a timeless choice. They’re the ideal sandal choice for bright summer days.
The 90s-inspired style is still going strong in 2022. Defined by one simple strap and a low-to-mid heel, this year’s iteration has a playful spin from animal prints to sparkly details.
Both strappy and minimal, these barely sandals take us back to late 1990s and early 2000s footwear. And with their low heels and minimal straps, they make for the perfect everyday summer sandal.
These simple, timeless, and chic ballet pumps have made a comeback this summer. They work with anything from jeans to skirts. For a modern update, opt for a pointed toe silhouette which will add a feminine touch.
This sandal is perfect for your beach holiday. Instead of opting for non-recyclable synthetic materials, try buying sandals that can be recycled at the end of use.
From wood to woven, these pumped-up kicks will take you to new heights this season. So, if you prefer getting a few extra inches from your footwear, platforms are the way to go.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 2 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.