Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now

Summer sandals 2022: from chunky to strappy styles, these are the trends that will be big news this season

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Check out our edit of the most on-trend sandal styles to invest in for summer 2022, from chunky to strappy, comfy walking sandals and mules. 

The thought of bare legs and toes in the open air might not fill you with unadulterated joy, but once your trotters are ensconced in a stylish pair of sandals, you may feel differently. 

Granted, there is something decidedly un-sexy about swaddling around in the sweltering city heat, but trust us – once your ensemble is finished off with an en vogue footwear vessel that is just your type on paper, you’ll find yourself pounding the pavements with a considerable amount more energy. 

Don’t believe us? Dune’s ubiquitous Lockstockk chunky sandals amassed an 800-person wait list before they promptly sold out, only to be restocked and sell out again just as quickly. 

The writing’s on the footwear wall: sandals, the right style-set approved sort, make the summertime feel just that bit warmer. These are the four fashion insider-approved sandals that we suggest snapping up this year.

Best women’s sandals for summer 2022

Best chunky sandals

The quilted padded soles branded with those famous Cs, courtesy of Chanel, have been making waves in the style sphere for a couple of years thanks to their versatility and comfort. Never one to miss a trick, the great British high street has since followed suit with duplicates of their own. Dune and Arket are firm fashion favourites that mirror all of the quilted appeal with none of the hassle (or stretching of the purse strings).

Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
A chunky sandals makes sense time after time in every style situation.
  • Dune Lockstokk sandals

    Dune sandals
    Spring/summer sandals: Dune
    The denim pair of Dune’s highly sought after Lockstockk sandals sold out within a week upon launch and, one year on, demand is still as high. Get them while your size is still in stock.

    Shop Dune Lockstockk sandals, £55

  • Alohas hook-loop tweed sandals

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    Alohas hook-loop tweed sandals

    Alohas’ tweed-adorned quilted sandals ought to be woven into your warm weather wardrobe. Wear with your favourite dresses and skirts or with a pair of cosy cycling shorts and a breezy linen shirt.

    Shop Alohas hook-loop tweed sandals at Anthropologie, £130

  • Arket sandals

    Arket sandals
    Arket sandals

    As soon as Arket dropped its croc-patterned slides, they started flying off the virtual shelves. The wear-with-everything style is going to be a hero piece you’ll wear on rotation. Take our word for it.

    Shop chunky sandals at Arket, £150

Best strappy sandals

Ready to ditch those trainers in favour of heels? Aren’t we all. Strappy sandals in all manner of punchy patterns and sorbet shades have flooded the high street and high end alike, which means your feet can finally have that elevated accompaniment during the warmer months.

Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
Strappy sandals are a styling breeze in the summertime.
  • & Other Stories strappy sandals

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    & Other Stories strappy sandals

    & Other Stories’ chunky strap sandals feature a slight midi heel, making them a firm favourite for weaving into your summer line-up. Take them for a spin with everything from off-white jeans to cami dresses. 

    Shop & Other Stories chunky strap sandals, £85

  • Mango heel strap sandals

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    Mango heel strap sandals

    Screaming summer, these blueberry gelato-shade sandals are a joy to behold. Incorporate this pair into your shoedrobe this year, and let the sandals speak for themselves.

    Shop Mango heel strap sandals, £49.99

  • Charles & Keith strappy sandals

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    Charles & Keith strappy sandals

    The zesty yellow multi-straps on these sandals are what makes this barely-off-the-ground pair a seasonal essential. No matter what you match them with, they’ll upgrade any outfit with minimal effort. 

    Shop Charles & Keith strappy sandals, £35

Best mules

The humble mule is a style to appreciate throughout the year, but they come into their own during the warmer months. For the days when the heat has swollen your ankles but you’ve got to meet your friends for drinks and still have a dinner to squeeze in, a simple yet stylish mule is a no-brainer. 

Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
A simple but elevated mule is perfect for streamlining summer ensembles.
  • Alohas Indiana block mules

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    Alohas Indiana block mules

    Barcelona-born brand Alohas knows its way around a viral and cult pair of shoes, but it’s the retro-infused block mules that are setting our hearts alight.

    Shop Alohas Indiana block mules at Free People, £128

  • Dear Frances woven mules

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    Dear Frances woven mules

    Dressing to look good for both the office and social occasions after the working day is a fine art. These subtle, gentle woven mules are a fine example of a shoe that will see you through both.

    Shop Dear Frances woven mules, £395

  • Dune March sandals

    Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
    Dune March sandals

    This emerald-toned pair of mules are crying out to be worn with a slinky slip dress with an Aperol in hand, aren’t they? Sign us up.

    Shop Dune March sandals, £85

Best comfy walking sandals

The only thing more ubiquitous than ugly sandals on the streets of all the coolest neighbourhoods are the oat milk flat whites and basket bags carried around by those sandal-wearers. There’s nothing more en vogue, nor has there been for several years now, than geriatric sandals, the sort that support feet and prioritise comfort over cool. 

Summer fashion 2022: best affordable and comfortable sandals to shop now
Comfortable walking sandals have never been better, cooler or comfier.

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