Do any of us really need an excuse to look at sandals? We all know the answer to that, don’t we?
As we start planning our summer holidays after two years of staycations, there’s never been a better time to up our shoe game. We’re absolutely not short of choice either.
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As I started researching sandals ahead of the season, there were some I recognised from recent years, but others haven’t been big for a long time.
Sky high platforms, jelly shoes and – arguably summer 2022’s biggest footwear trend – fisherman sandals are making a long-awaited return after years out of the spotlight.
What excites me the most is the variety on this list. If you’re looking to dress up and be bold, you’ll be over the moon to see sky-high platforms trending for SS22, but equally there are so many ultra-comfy styles too such as clogs and towelling slides.
Keep scrolling to see our top picks for the season ahead.
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Gucci’s jelly sandals set a precedent for 2022. This season, it’s less about glitter and more about block colours.
Logo embossed sandals, £295, Gucci at Farfetch – buy now
Ulyssa Slide Sandals, £85, Coach at AllSole – buy now
Isla flat sandals, £410, Gucci – buy now
Jelly slingback sandals, £335, Bottega Veneta – buy now
The ultimate in comfort, nothing beats a pair of flatforms.
Oruga Up flatform sandals, £110, Camper – buy now
Flatform Slides, £125, Arket – buy now
Quilted flatform sandals, £737, Prada – buy now
Leather platform slides, £125, Cos – buy now
Arguably the biggest sandals trend for this season, prepare to see these explode.
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Strappy sandals, £24.99, H&M- buy now
Leather Chunky Sandals, £95, & Other Stories – buy now
Leather jelly shoes, £59.99, Mango – buy now
We’re not talking cork wedges, although obviously I recommend wearing whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident.
The wedge sandal has had an update and I am obsessed.
Minimalist Wedge Sandals, £45.99, Zara – buy now
Rodeo Strippy Wedge Sandal, £36, Topshop – buy now
Real Leather Double Strap Wedge, £62.30, Warehouse – buy now
Wrapped around your trousers or bare skin, strappy sandals are an easy way to make an instant impact.
Block Heel Sandals, £129, Massimo Dutti – buy now
Strappy Heeled Sandals, £35.99, Mango – buy now
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Platforms have been trending all year thanks to Versace. The high street is taking note, dropping a selection of lustworthy pairs you can get your hands on now.
Extreme Platform, £295, Russell & Bromley – buy now
Harmony Platform Mules, £32, ASOS – buy now
Strappy Platform Heel Sandals, £59.99, Zara – buy now
Beach side pool slides are always trending in summer. For 2022, towelling teddy slides are set to make their mark on our holiday sheodrobe.
Terry Towelling Beach Platform Adjustable Slide, £45, Hunter – buy now
Towelling Pool Slides, £29, Arket – buy now
Textured-Finish Slip-On Sandals, £370, Bottega Veneta – buy now
Whether you wear clogs at home or on the beach, these are the ultimate in casual summer style.
Boston Suede Leather, £120, Birkenstocks – buy now
Recycled Rubber Mules, £195, Ganni at Coggles – buy now
Classic Clog sandals, now £30, Crocs – buy now