These are the essential footwear options you need for every summer excursion in your diary…
Whether you’re preparing to lay claim to the last scrap of sand on the Cornish coastline, or making a bee-line for the Cotswolds, summer holiday season has a distinctly UK-focused look about it this year.
But even if you’re not jetting off into the sunset, the question still remains… what are you going to wear?
Well, when it comes to footwear, the main thing to remember is that comfort is key. Now is not the time to cram a pair of statement heels into your suitcase.
Instead, you want options that will keep you feeling comfortable and supported, while also giving off the impression that you’re actually very laid back, and no, this outfit wasn’t weeks in the planning.
So whether you’ll be discovering the streets of a new UK city or pitching your tent at a remote campsite, here are the summer shoes you need to add to your suitcase.
1. The leather slide platform
Shoes that practically demand to be worn to dinner on a starlit outdoor terrace, these chunky heeled slides boast a nifty contoured footbed to ensure an extra comfy fit.
2. The all-rounder
Light, flexible and all-day comfortable, these metallic all-rounder trainers will see you through no end of stomping through quaint cobbled streets or rugged woodland walks.
Easy to dress them up for dinner too, making them a versatile day/night option.
3. The espadrille
Espadrilles, but make them High Drama.
The classic summer staple gets an ultra-supportive makeover thanks to FitFlop’s blend of targeted cushioning that’s firm on the heel, soft in the middle and springy under the toes.
Not only that, but the soles are engineered to follow the shape of your foot, helping to evenly disperse pressure.
Madame, please, which way to the beach?
4. The wedge
Using the same heel-tech as the espadrilles, these offer a dressier alternative, with a premium croc-embossed leather upper.
Statement wedges, then, but crucially - very easy to walk in.
5. The high-top
If the weather isn’t playing ball, you’ll need backup for your sandals and flip-flops.
These chic high-tops are easy on the eye thanks to the glittery pop of colour over the heel, and they’re padded through the collar, so your ankles will feel nicely cushioned too.
6. The classic white trainer
If you’re not packing a crisp white trainer, then quite frankly you’re doing holidays all wrong.
A glam upgrade on the traditional skate shoe, with a slip-resistant rubber sole, you’ll be wearing these long after your tan has faded.
The new range of summer shoes from FitFlop are designed to keep you looking good and feeling great, especially after hours of wearing, thanks to the perfect combination of beauty, brains and biomechanics. Their in-house research and development team is headed up by Dr. Kim Lilley, who develops different comfort technologies for every style, meaning you can expect their platforms to feel as great as their trainers. Each technology is independently tested at the Human Performance Lab at the University of Calgary to ensure FitFlop shoes really are all-day comfortable.
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