Summer is a time for warm weather, cool waters, and – on occasion – sandals and sliders. While most would never contemplate the thought, there’s definitely a correct way of pulling off the look. It primarily comes down to picking and choosing the appropriate styles. To help you out, we’ve curated a photo editorial showcasing a selection of Highsnobiety-approved styles – because it’s not that just any sandal is appropriate at the moment, it’s these specific types.
Photographed by Lindsay Armstrong and styled by Atip W, the editorial features select styles from Birkenstock, Teva, Camper and Bernhard Willhelm, John Varvatos, and adidas Originals. In addition, we paired each piece of footwear with our favorite socks from top brands Kapital, P.A.M., Ayame, Happy Socks and Le Coq Sportif. Take a look at all the pairings below in time for the inevitable and much-appreciated warm weather ahead.
Birkenstock Boston Mule
Going strong after 30 years, this clog is a wardrobe basic year round. Birkenstock’s Boston clog is traditionally crafted. The leather upper encompasses your foot, while a classic metal buckle ensures a snug fit. The anatomically molded insole, cork midsole and molded rubber outsole makes this a must-have for every casual footwear collection.
Birkenstock Arizona Sandal
This classic two-strap sandal is available in a variety of materials with fully adjustable straps – practically the go-to style for any situation. The upper is made from quality leather and sits atop the original Birkenstock footbed, featuring pronounced arch support, a deep heel cup and roomy toe box. The sandal sits atop a flexible, lightweight, durable and shock-absorbing EVA outsole.
Opening Ceremony x Teva Hurricane Sandal
Opening Ceremony recently joined forces with Teva to give the iconic shoe brand’s classic Hurricane style an OC-exclusive twist. They reworked the comfortable silhouette by using sleek neoprene uppers and metallic nylon to create a gladiator-inspired style of the Hurricane. The sandals feature a removable and adjustable ankle strap, velcro straps at the heel and toe, and a rubber outsole.
Camper x Bernhard Willhelm Himalayan Sandal
Famed German designer Bernhard Willhelm and Mediterranean brand Camper have come together once again for another collection of original and eye-catching footwear. With comfortable soles, high-quality leathers and one of a kind patterns, the collaboration offers a fresh take on the signature zig-zag rubber outsole with three adjustable velcro straps in complimentary colors. Additional details include a padded back ankle strap that ensures comfort and desired fit, and a fully lined leather insole.
John Varvatos Tobago Stitched Slide
The John Varvatos Tobago stitched slide embodies rough-hewn style with its peerless calfskin leather materials, full leather lining and a contoured sole feels even better with time. Hand-stitching and rich burnishing add further glory to this perfect summer sandal.
adidas Originals adilette Slide
Ever since it hit the scene in 1972, the adidas adilette has been one of the world’s most popular slides. Whether you’re just chilling out or adventuring across environments where only sandals tread, the adilette is about comfort and style in every step. The slide features a synthetic upper for durability and quick drying capabilities, and a comfortable contoured footbed and textile lining for enhanced comfort.