Cook Vibram Sole Sandals
Japanese label Suicoke's Vibram-soled sandals have gone down a storm this season and it's easy to see why. The gladiator-style webbing combined with rugged nylon canvas construction and a hard-wearing Vibram sole unit make these sandals practical as well as stylish. Cop the last few available pairs while they're still around.
Vicious Flip Flop
Rick Owens' goth-luxury label is not exactly the first name that springs to mind when thinking of casual summertime footwear, but the designer has nonetheless brought his signature darkness to flip flops. With an allover marble print finished with rubber straps, the fashion house bring Owens' brooding aesthetic to the beach.
Oskar Cut Out Leather Sandals
Ideal for hot days in formal settings, these cut-out sandals from Paul Smith keep the dressed up smartness of a derby or monk strap while allowing ventilation, ideal for wearing barefoot. Bringing a sublime luxury to the concept of a sandal, these are ideal for those who like to still look sharp in the summer.
Benassi Swoosh Pool Slides
Nike's pool slides are as simple as they come, ideal for sneakerheads who want to show their allegiance to the brand without wearing chunky, heavy sneakers. Double up on the Swooshes and wear these with white Nike socks for that elusive normcore look.
NEIGHBORHOOD x Papillio
Japanese label NEIGHBORHOOD team up with traditional German sandals brand Papillio to rework one of the brand's most iconic styles. The sandals feature a complete overhaul using an upper of black and bold leopard print on the straps, atop a molded cork base.
Rose Print Leather Swiss Sandals
French fashion house Givenchy have dressed their premium leather Birkenstock-style sandals with their Spring/Summer 2014 rose motif. A luxuriously appropriate way to get onto the sandal trend for summer, the floral pattern gives the chunky sandal the high-end Tisci treatment.
Rubber Flip Flop
Dan Ward's premium approach to the flip flop sees the designer use an innovative cross strap sat atop a gripped rubber sole, and the simple color-blocking keeps things simple and easy to incorporate into any summertime outfit. With so many labels designing footwear with outrageous luxury, it's refreshing to see the simple things done well.
Birkenstock's widely available sandal has seen somewhat of a resurgence as of late, unsurprising considering the brand have been making tough, hard-wearing sandals for decades. The leather upper is sat atop a cork footbed with a shock-absorbing EVA sole, so while the sandals may look casual, they are suited for hard wear and will last for years.
Woven Leather Strap Sandals
ASOS's in-house label have designed these basic gladiator style sandals, with a genuine leather upper, toe loop and metal buckle for fastening. A slimmer, smarter sandal for those who want to keep their feet cool but don't want to wear chunky Birkenstocks or plastic slides.
Mi adidas Adilette Slides
Pool slides are a crucial summer sandal, perfect for chilling by the pool but equally suited for the streets when worn with socks. adidas Originals' customizable Adilette pool slides allow the customer to choose from a range of colors, print their name onto the sole and get patriotic with optional flag prints on the sandal's heel.
Opening Ceremony x Teva
Psyclone Neoprene Sandals
Fashion retailer Opening Ceremony collaborated with sandals mainstay Teva on these highly stylish yet rugged sandals, constructed from sleek nylon and neoprene atop Teva's usual tough soles.
Stone Island x Diemme
Stone Island and Diemme team up on these technical, rugged sandals, with Velcro fastenings and a Vibram anti-slip sole. Best of all, the sandals come constructed in the brands' homeland of Italy.
Braided Perforated Sandals
Premium footwear label Yuketen have given their sandals a traditionally heritage aesthetic, with a leather footbed and crepe sole. Brogues and diamond perforations adorn the braided leather upper for a real classy look.
Japanese brand visvim's ultra premium approach to design is continued with the ever-popular Christo sandal. En EVA Phylon footbed and premium webbing on the upper showcase the label's knack for design.
Teva x White Mountaineering
Another collaboration with Teva, Japanese label White Mountaineering have gone for a technical nylon webbing upper with velcro straps and a tough rubber sole. The expertise of both brands ensures you're in good hands.
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