Our Favourite Sandal Trends of the Season

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Summer’s officially here, folks! The return of blue skies, 25(ish) degrees and the opportunity to sport the shorts and tees you actually bought in February.

There’s one summer staple you can’t forget this year, however – the perfect pair of sandals. If you’ve not stocked up yet, have no fear: this blog will show you some of our favourite sandal trends of this season, designed to take you from the beach to the bar with ease – and in style!

The Fisherman Sandal

Possibly one of the biggest sandal trends of SS22, the fisherman sandal has made its way from hiking-obsessed Dads to Instagram’s most fashionable influencers. Also loved by the Olsen twins (and whatever they say goes, right?), the fisherman sandal is defined by its woven, gladiator-style upper and a partially closed toe. The best part is, you can wear both bare foot and with a pair of sweet frilly socks.

Fisherman Sandal Trend

Leather Weaved Gladiator Sandals – Australia Luxe Collective – £89

The Espadrille Sandal

A trend that comes around every summer (which means they’ll last you years to come!) is the espadrille sandal. As popular with high end as they are with high street, the espadrille is defined by a woven, rope-style sole. Although typically a canvas upper, we are now seeing more sophisticated fabrics being paired with the espadrille – in particular, leather and suede.

Leather Espadrille Sandals – Paseart – £39
Bonnie Espadrille Sandals – Sophia Webster – £90

The Wedge Sandal

More for the bar than they are for the beach, there’s nothing that says “summer holiday” quite like a pair of wedges. They’re often a great deal comfier than your typical party heels (bye bye, ankle blisters) and can feature an array of materials like jute, cork and stacked wood. This year, they’ve been seen on celebrities like J Lo, Reese Witherspoon and our ultimate style princess (pardon the pun), Meghan Markle.

Leather Margee Gracie Wedge Sandals – Clarks – £30
Patent Strappy Solange Wedges – LK Bennett – £95
Snake Print Ayda Wedge Sandals – Vionic – £65

The Flatform Sandal

With the return of the 90s and y2k on our summer catwalk, it’s no wonder why the flatform sandal is back in our line-up. Giving you 3 or 4 inches of height without the discomfort of a heel, flatforms are the perfect style & comfort combo, making a great choice for both city breaks and tropical escapes.

Flatform sandal trend

Colourblock Platform Sandals – LAB78 – £25

The Padded Sandal

As cool as it is comfy, the padded sandal trend is one that’s gradually made its way from the most luxurious designers back to casual street style. “Padded” doesn’t necessarily mean packed with goose feathers, though –  it simply suggests a soft, slightly raised strap and footbed. A contrast to the rubberised feel of a pool slider, padded sandals are often made with woven textile or leather, in a range of stylish patterns and colourways.

Padded Double Strap Sandals – Mango – £25
Padded Flatform Slingback Sandals – Mango – £25

Ready to find the sandals of your dreams? Head straight to our Sandals edit!

Words by Hannah Wright