If you’re waiting for warmer days like an excited little kid, then you’ll probably already be scoping the internet for the *perfect* pair of sandals to get you through hot days (punctuated with sunbathing, salt air and Aperol Spritz’s).
While there are plenty of brilliant options in the affordable realms, a pair of classic sandals is actually a great staple to invest in. You can have them for multiple seasons and they’re comfy, so you can wear them no matter the occasion.
Yes, even when traipsing around Europe escaping the chilly Aussie winter.
Whether you aim to dress them up with an ethereal flowing maxi dress or down with a pair of jean shorts and loose white button up, designer sandals are the versatile wardrobe staple that just keeps on giving.
So we’ve scoured the internet for the best-of-the-best when it comes to summertime sandals, and let us tell you, there’s some real crackers.
The Best Designer Sandals For Summer
Dioract Sandal in Black Lambskin, $1750, Dior
Combining comfort and style, these Dioract sandals offer a two-strap style, along with a heel strap to keep the shoe on your foot as you wander beachside boardwalks in the warm weather.
With a comfy moulded sole, these leather shoes, made in Italy, are designed to be ultra-lightweight and majorly comfortable. The chunky style straps are adjustable, allowing for the ultimate fit.
Women’s GG Matelasse Canvas Slide Sandal, $1030, Gucci
While there’s no denying chunky sandals are in vogue at the moment, these chic Gucci shoes are a brilliant, office-to-real-life mule-style sandal that are both ultra comfortable and endlessly stylish.
The Italian-made 70s silhouette features the Gucci monogram along with Double G hardware, offering a taste of the maison’s heritage.
Monolith leather sandals, $1690, Prada
Why not add a bit of height this summer with these platform sandals from Prada? Designed to be super light wearing, the Monolith offer a rubber sole with leather strapping. It features two foot straps and a heal strap for comfort, and could be easily dressed up for the evening too.
Snap Slide Sandal, $1400, Bottega Veneta
We’re seeing a lot more futuristic-looking chunky sandals come through, and this buckled, slightly platform style sets that trend. The criss-cross straps offer beautiful detailing and the creamy colour will go with everything in your closet.
It offers a lightweight rubber outsole with polyester lining, made in Italy, of course.
Chanel Grosgrain Khaki Sandals, $POA, Chanel
A shoe you’ll want to keep for life, these beautiful sandals from Chanel offer a slightly platform soul and really champion the maison’s famed quilting. The motif is seen along the insole, as well as on the platform and even the top strap. It also features the classic interlocking ‘C’ Chanel motif, while the leather is in a stunning Khaki colourway.
Rori Flat Mule, $960, Chloé
For a fabric option in your designer collection, why not go for this pair, which are crafted from Brazilian cotton, hand-women in Paraguay by a community of women.
The delicate craftsmanship is easy to spot in this two-strap slide style, with the Chloé logo embroidered into the top strap for a special touch.
Bom Dia Comfort Mule, $1740, Louis Vuitton
If you love the classic LV monogram, it’s hard to go past these stunning two-strap slide-style mules. In the classic ‘Cacao Brown’ shade, the shoes offer an adjustable Velcro strap, treaded rubber insole and Louis Vuitton engraved buckle. Of course, they’re made in Italy, boasting both fashion and function in one.
Marni Fussbett Crisscross Sandal in Black and Silk White, $1,100, Marais
The perfect criss-cross sandal doesn’t exis…. ok, we take it back! This gorgeous black-and-white neutral colourway sandal will go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe, all summer long. Featuring a heel-strap for stability and comfort, this leather-strap-rubber-sole sandal is light and airy on the foot.
You’ll be walking every mile of your trip in comfort – all the way to the ultimate destination, a perfectly mixed Aperol Spritz looking out over a gorgeous vista.