Wherever you’re going, we’ve got the shoes.
There’s an art to choosing the perfect holiday footwear. Or perhaps it’s closer to a science, and if that’s the case, then let’s break down the equation. Your personal style plays a major role, of course, and so does your itinerary. Not all summer shoes are made equal, and the footwear needs of a lazy poolside holiday will differ markedly from those of a culture-packed city break. But perhaps the biggest deciding factor is where you’re actually heading off to. The rustic charm of a Greek island is a very different prospect to the timeless chic of the French Riviera, and the stylish traveller will always pack accordingly. With this in mind, we’ve chosen a few of our favourite pairs from the summer collection and dreamed up the perfect destination for each.
Few places embody maximalist glamour like Miami Beach, Florida. The ritzy seaside enclave is famous for its luxurious hotels and decadent nightlife, so what better shoe to pack than the Savannah Stiletto Heel. With its vertiginous 100mm heel and printed skin upper, it’s designed to catch the eye, whether that’s on a beachfront terrace or the dancefloor of an exclusive night spot. Holiday shoes don’t come much more striking than this.
While the Savannah might be well-suited to making your way down Ocean Drive, winding cobbled streets call for something different. If you intend to spend your vacation loafing around the ancient villages of Tuscany, then consider the Frida Flat Sandal. Designed with effortless style, comfort, and versatility in mind, the Frida contrasts smooth nappa leather with a woven elastic strap for a subtle textural counterpoint. Venturing up a steep incline to reach a world-famous gelateria won’t pose any issues with these.
Our Joella heeled mule is bright, fun, and a bit out of the ordinary. Simply put, it’s the quintessential vacation footwear, and it would feel right at home on the colourful streets of Lisbon. Known for its rows of houses painted in pastel hues, and walls tiled in intricately patterned ceramics, Lisbon is a visual treat, a lot like the Joella with its hot pink PVC uppers. A pair of these are the perfect playful shoes for a tour around the city’s quirky bars.
A good pair of summer sandals will always be a holiday essential, and you can’t go wrong with the heeled sandal version of the Frida. Boasting a bit more height than its flat counterpart, its understated design exudes a subtly feminine energy. If you’ve got a flight booked to Mykonos this summer, then you’ll probably want to pack a pair of these. They’re elegant without seeming too dressy, and versatile in the utmost, making them perfect for an island getaway.
Lastly, we have the Clio heeled mule in a dazzling shade of aperitivo orange. Classy, refined, but slightly unusual, these deserve to be shown off in an appropriately chic setting. Where better, then, than the Côte d'Azur, with its beach resorts that still sparkle with old world glamour. The Clio would be perfect for an after-lunch stroll along the promenade, before finding a spot on a shady terrace to watch the world go by.
Whatever your destination this summer, we’ve got the shoes.