The Hottest Summer Shoes – Our Ultimate Guide

by BenFrost
Summer shoe styling tips

Knowing what the British Summer can be like, you can go from tanning your perfectly pedicured toes in sandals to digging out your ankle boots or wellies to create the alternative ‘British Summer’ look in preparation for the inevitable downpour! Whatever the weather we’ve pulled together our list of must have summer shoes: that will team perfectly with your summer dress or waterproof poncho!

ESPADRILLES

Espadrilles have made a big come back this season, being seen on everyone from fashion editors to the A-list bloggers as well as becoming perfectly acceptable in the office place. Coming in a variety of styles from wedges to flats and pretty much in every colour imaginable, it’s a must have in your Summer shoedrobe! They give off a relaxed, laid back, by-the-beach look and not to mention are super comfy! Not a heel person? Then espadrilles are the perfect way to transition any outfit instantly into spring/summer vibe without having to pedi-ready your feet or strap on the heels. Below are a few of our favourite styles from the classic Chanel and Tory Burch to your affordable high street takes to fit every budget.

Top 5 Wedge Espadrilles

Carvela Scalt espadrille wedges
CARVELA Scalt espadrille wedges RRP £99 Now £50 from Shoeaholics.com
Head Over Heels Black Espadrille Wedges
HEAD OVER HEELS by DUNE Kalmia Black Espadrille Wedge £50 from ASOS.com
TORY BURCH Canvas and leather wedge sandals
TORY BURCH Canvas and leather wedge sandals RRP £200 Now £100 from TheOutnet.com
River Island Black espadrille wedges
RIVER ISLAND Braided Espadrille Wedge £50 from ASOS.com
Miss KG Espadrille Wedges
MISS KG Pauline Espadrille Wedges RRP £65 Now only £45 from ASOS.com

Top 5 Flat Espadrilles

Sophie webster flat espadrille sandals
SOPHIA WEBSTER Juana leather-trimmed jacquard espadrilles £195 from Net-a-porter.com
London Rebel Espadrille Sandal with Ankle strap
LONDON REBEL Espadrille Sandal with Ankle strap RRP £45 Now £21.99 from Shoeaholics.com
Kurt Geiger Maddison flat espadrilles
KG KURT GEIGER Silver flat espadrille sandals RRP £85.00 Now £19.99 from Shoeaholics.com
Carvela Kurt Geiger flat espadrille sandals
CARVELA KURT GEIGER Silver Flat Espadrille Sneakers £89 from Topshop.com
Topshop flat espadrille sandals
TOPSHOP KANGA Ankle-Tie Espadrille £42 from Topshop.com

Shop more Espadrilles from Shoeaholics.com (Kurt Geiger Outlet) ASOSThe Outnet and Topshop

FLAT SANDALS

Flat sandals are the wardrobe staple for summer, super easy to throw on with anything and everything. Stylish and comfortable a winning combination in anyone’s book. They don’t need to evoke a dressed-down look either, just opt for a flat sandal with some embellishments or metallic sheen. Although these do require some preparation pre wear – yep, time to book feet in for some summer loving! Whether you’re looking for something embellished, metallic or  sporty, we’ve got you covered.

Top 5 Embellished flat sandals

Leather embellished jewel sandals
ASOS Leather Jewel Tie Leg Sandals £25.00 from ASOS.com
Dune blush embellished flat sandals
DUNE Blush Snake Studded Gladiator Sandals £69.00 from ASOS.com
Miss KG embellished flat sandals
MISS KG DELIGHT Embellished flat sandals RRP £49.00 Now £19.00 from shoeaholics.com
Carvela flat embellished sandals
CARVELA BLAKE embellished sandals RRP £95.00 Now £29.99 from shoeaholics.com
Zara flat embellished sandals
ZARA Strappy sandals with gem detail £29.99 from Zara.com

 

BLOCK HEELS

This year it’s all about the comebacks with the ’90s favorite finally making an appearance and giving your summer shoedrobe a much needed lift. As much as we love the comfort and practicality of espadrilles and flat sandals, sometimes all you need is a little heel and ones that don’t cause the pain are  a win win in our book!
Whether worn with culottes, bare legs or a slinky summery dress they are fast turning into Instagrammable must-haves.  Anyway, let me show some of my favourite block heel styles. Enjoy!

Top 5 Mules

ASOS Mint green block heel mules
ASOS Block heel mule sandals £40 from asos.com
ASOS pointed mule sandals
ASOS Pointed Mule sandals £30 from asos.com
Miista chunky heeled leather mules
MIISTA Rachel Chunky Heeled Leather Mules RRP £135.00 Now £86.00 from asos.com
Topshop yellow suede mule sandals
TOPSHOP Suede mule sandals £52 from topshop.com
Carvela tan mule block heel slingback sandals
CARVELA SIERRA tan mule slingbacks RRP £100.00 Now £29.99 from shoeaholics.com

WEDGES

Sun’s out, wedges out. Also known as the anti-man shoe, but do we care? What summer wardrobe can exist without a pair of wedges. Easy to walk in and a great way to slim thicker ankles. They look best when paired with a maxi dress or flowing skirts to balance the chunky appearance.

Top 5 Summer wedges

Aldo black wedge sandals
ALDO Maygan Black Wedge Sandals £50.00 from asos.com
ASOS Black tie wedge sandals
ASOS TALENT Tie Leg Wedge Sandals £32.00 from asos.com
Sam Edelman nude suede wedge sandal
SAM EDELMAN Henley Suede Flatform Sandal £167.00 from asos.com
Call it Spring from ASOS nudge t-bar wedge sandals
CALL IT SPRING Gralia T-Bar Wedge With Rope Detail £45.00 from asos.com
Michael Michael Kors black wedge sandal
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Black wedge sandal RRP £170.00 Now £59.99 from Shoeaholics.com

TRAINERS

The fashion shoe of the moment, trainers are fast becoming the shoe to wear with everything. A sure way to nail the business-casual dress code as well as dressing down strappy dresses to make your whole wardrobe perfect from day to night and styling possibilities endless! Here at Alexie, we love the luxe minimal trainers – you can never have enough white trainers!

Top 5 Luxe leather lace up trainers

Misguided white lace up trainers with red tab
MISSGUIDED red tab flatform trainer white £25.00 from missguided.co.uk
Michael Michael Kors white low top trainers
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS White Low Top Trainers £125 from Kurtgeiger.com
Diadora white leather lace up trainers
DIADORA B.Elite Trainers £70.00 from topshop.com
Acne studios white leather sneakers
ACNE STUDIOS Adriana plaque-detailed textured-leather sneakers £260 from net-a-porter.com
Adidas originals leather stan smith trainers
ADIDAS ORIGINALS + Raf Simons Stan Smith perforated leather sneakers £225 from net-a-porter.com

Top 5 Slider trainers

Vans black slip on trainers
VANS Classic Black Slip On Trainers £47.00 from asos.com
Finery London luxury slip on trainer in patent croc
FINERY LONDON Elwood luxury trainer with patent croc £75 from finerylondon.com
KG Kurt Geiger grey slip on flatform trainers
KG KURT GEIGER Grey Flatform slip on trainers £120.00 from kudrtgeiger.com
Topshop silver slip on trainers
TOPSHOP TIGA Silver Skater Trainer £20.00 from topshop.com
ASH White lace slip on trainers
ASH White lace slip on trainers RRP £90.00 Now £39.00 from shoeaholics.com

 

ANKLE BOOTS

Often viewed as the  ultimate Autumn/Winter shoe but actually ankle boots are your versatile all year round shoe. A great way to transition any outfit from one season to another. Its all in the styling – they act as the perfect compliment to your summer dress as well as with denim cut offs. Choose from lighter tan colours, to suede materials and cut out styles to really nail the summer ankle boot trend.

Top 5 Tan ankle boots

Marc by Marc Jacobs suede tan ankle boots
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Stitched suede ankle boots £142 from theoutnet.com Original price £355
Nine West tan ankle boots
NINE WEST Tan ankle boots RRP £129.00 Now £65.00 from shoeaholics.com
Miss KG tan brown ankle boots
MISS KG Tan brown ankle boots RRP £75.00 Now £49.00 from shoeaholics.com
Carvela brown tan ankle boots
CARVELA Brown tan ankle boots RRP £150.00 Now £39.00 from shoeaholics.com
Office tan suede chelsea boots
OFFICE Tan Suede Chelsea Boots £47 from office.co.uk

Top 5 Tassle ankle boots

Missguided embroided tan ankle boots
MISSGUIDED Embroidered tassel ankle boots tan £25 from missguided.co.uk
Missguided tassel tan ankle boots
MISSGUIDED Tassel front ankle boots tan £35 from missguided.co.uk
Firetrap tassel ankle boots
FIRETRAP Suede tassel ankle boots RRP £100.00 Now £29.99 from shoeaholics.com
Faith tan tassel suede ankle boots
FAITH Suzie Tan Tassel Suede Ankle Boots £65.00 from asos.com
ASOS Atlas tan suede fringe ankle boots
ASOS ATLAS Suede Fringe Boots £48.00 from asos.com

Top 5 Cut out ankle boots

Office grey suede cut out shoe boots
OFFICE Quiver Cut out shoe boots in grey Suede £44 from office.co.uk
Missguided black cut out low ankle boots
MISSGUIDED strappy cut out black ankle boot £28.00 from shoeaholics.com
Michael Michael Kors cut out black ankle boot
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Saylor bootie RRP £195.00 Now £69.99 from shoeaholics.com
Carvela tassel tan cut out ankle boot
CARVELA Shuffle tan tassel and cut out ankle boot RRP £140.00 Now £39.00 from shoeaholics.com
Carvela Tan cut out ankle boots
CARVELA Tan cut out ankle boots RRP £140.00 Now £39.00 from shoeaholics.com