Whether it’s a fortnight on the beach, a week exploring the countryside or a city mini-break, fashion editor Julie Player picks the sandals to pack this summer.
“I love going on holiday. Escaping to a sunnier climate, exploring a new city or getting active in the countryside are my favourite ways to spend hard-earned time off. Packing the right clothes and footwear for the type of holiday you choose is important. Trust me, I’ve made a few mistakes over the years! Walking up a mountain in flimsy flip-flops springs to mind, I made it back down but had blisters for weeks! When it comes to comfort Hotter is the answer, but there’s so much choice it can be hard to know what style will suit. Here’s my guide to choosing the right pair that will work hard while you relax…
The Great Outdoors
Classic Tourist is the perfect choice for an active holiday. The soft microfibre padded insoles mould to your feet providing a stable and comfy base. The cork wedge and double buckle design is a classic which works equally well with skirts, trousers or shorts. The two buckle straps fully open, so you can adjust the width to get the perfect fit. I chose the pretty pastel lilac colour which goes well with khaki and other earthy shades. These are hard-wearing sandals that you can rely on for stability, whether it’s climbing trees, riding a bike or simply strolling in the park.
Fun In The Sun
Packing for the beach this summer? Lucky you! Holidays in warm climates are the perfect excuse to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. I love this Fire Orange shade; it reminds me of fruity cocktails. Maisie is a great all-round sandal that will take you from the airport gate to the sunbed in style. The sporty design has a white chunky sole, making it look fresh and fun. The shock absorbing Freesole technology minimises fatigue and maximises comfort, which sounds like the perfect holiday for your feet!
Seeing The Sights
The last time I went on a sightseeing mini-break I walked over 15,000 steps every day, strolling around art galleries, in and out of museums and cathedrals and up and down winding back streets will take its toll on your feet. That’s why I choose Walk, it’s Hotter’s most technical sandal ever and combines Stability+ and Freesole technology to create a sandal that will power you on. The Pewter Metallic colour adds a modern edge to the sporty style. If you plan to see it all and walk for miles this is a sandal worth investing in, it’s the superhero of sandals!
Cruising around the Mediterranean or staying in a swish hotel? You will want something dressier to add a touch glamour to your everyday and be smart enough to sit at the captain’s table! You can rely on metallic shades to elevate any outfit. These Light Gold Savannah sandals have pretty floral embellishments that add just the right amount of eye-catching detail. The style is delicate enough to be worn with the lightest of chiffon dresses. The suede insole is soft and breathable for a cool and comfortable feel and rubber soles provide stability. So, there’s no excuse not to dance until dawn!