There are three things I want from a pair of summer sandals: pared-down design, bunion coverage and a flat-but-not-too-flat sole. Yep, I like my footwear strong and stable. Not fluffy and frivolous. Never furry. Chic, simple summer sandals – the kind of thing you find at ATP Atelier, Ancient Greek Sandals and Toast are perfect in the city and on holiday. Novelty trims such as shearling, faux fur, pearls and pom-poms, or a combination of all the above, are fine on Instagram or at fashion week but not in real life. Well, I’ve never seen a pair on the street… And who wants to look as if they’ve just kicked Animal from the Muppets up the arse?
Throw Fugly summer sandals in the Fashion Bin, it’s chic and simple all the way: