• Suicoke

    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.

  • Rick Owens

    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.

  • Paul Smith

    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.

  • Nike

    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

    Arizona Sandal

    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.

  • Givenchy

    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.

  • Dan Ward

    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

    Arizona Sandal

    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.

  • ASOS

    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.

  • adidas Originals

    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

    Sandals

    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.

  • Yuketen

    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.

  • visvim

    Christo Sandals

    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

    Universal Sandals

    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.

Footwear June, 17 2014

Buyer’s Guide: 15 Sandals for Summer

While summer is the best time to bring out a full arsenal of footwear, seriously hot weather demands something a little more appropriate for the season. Sandals make for ideal hot weather footwear – from pool sliders to gripped heavy-duty hikers – as they are lightweight and offer better ventilation than sneakers or formal shoes ever will. Heavy sneakers and hard bottoms are a lot less practical in the heat, and with the sandal’s look appearing from high-fashion houses to streetwear brands, now seems like the perfect time to take a look at some of the sandals currently on offer from brands the world over.

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