The little bursts of sunshine we had over weekend and during this week has got me all excited for summer.
I’m looking forward to lots this summer from the summer lit nights with BBQ in the smoke air. To all of the glorious food that seems to be on offer everywhere you go. And of course there is nothing better than winding down a hot summer’s day with a good old chilled cider.
The quicker I can move my exercise regime outside of the gym, the better. Nothing beats that feeling of catching the breeze in your clothes and hair on therapeutic bike ride throughout the country side.
One aspect of summer I love the most is the excuse that I can go and shopping for new season arrivals. I love to refresh my wardrobe with stylish and on trend picks.
Any summer wardrobe or any summer shoe collection will not be complete without a stylish pair of sandals. One sandal style that has really caught my eye and is proving to be a bit of an emerging trend this season is the footbed style sandal.
Birkenstock is a German footwear company that specialises in the style of footbed sandals. They have been manufacturing this style of shoe since 1967. The original makers of this style use a footbed sole of cork or rubber which the shape typically moulds to the foot of the wearer.
This is a great versatile shoe style that will compliment almost any look. They are a number that you can pull out season after season, they are a true timeless classic. I love this style because no matter your age you can look super cool in a pair of slip on sandals.
Footed style sandals are extremely comfy which lends to a wide foot design. This season if any is the time to invest in a sandal that you can wear for almost any occasion. This season has been rife with footbed sandals of all styles and colours from your fashion forward style aesthetic with ankle strap fastenings to rubber takes that are perfect for the beach and poolside.
Whether you have a wardrobe full of minimal basics or garish statement pieces, a footed sandal can be teamed with multitude looks be it skirts, shorts or trousers. Style your footbed sandals with socks to make a fashion forward statement.
One: The Last Conspiracy-£170
The last conspiracy has designed a footbed sandal that is of the simple and chic design. They come in all black design that sees criss-cross straps and a rubber sole. They have been mad with pony skin which gives them a interesting and distinct texture . These sandals will look awesome with your regular manicure or white frilly ankle socks for a uber cool look of the season.
This style from Zara is the prettiest bejewelled footbed sandal of the season. They come in the classic footbed sandal style in a warm tan with two straps that go over the top of the shoe. The two brown straps are embellished with crystal jewels so that you can sparkle throughout summer long. This style would look amazing teamed with denim for a effortlessly cool down town look.
Three: Topshop- £48
Topshop always delievers when it comes to reinventing classic designs into something cool and quirky. These footbed sandals are in the most classic and simple design that sees to huge straps with buckles go over the top of the shoe which are available in white and floral print. Topshop puts their unique twist on this style by adding an inch and half platform which make them look ultra-stylish. This is the ultimate style pick to go for this summer perfect for finishing off a all white look.
These marni sandals are just marvellous with their deep blue metallic straps. They embody the typical style of the footbed sandal with their thick sole and straps. This style is a unsual take on your regular footbed sandal as they have a fastening that comes around from the back of the ankle. Rock this laminated style with your favorite summer frock or leggings for a fashion cool summer look.
Five: River Island-£28
This Riverisland number is the perfect way to step into summer, in a style that is fresh and feminine. The design sees the traditional footbed style of sandals with two large straps criss-crossed over one another. They come in the most pretty pastel blue colour and would look summer sweet teamed dark denim skinnies and a white tee.
Six: Jeffery Campbell-£79
Jeffery Campbell knows about all the good elements of making a stylish shoe whether its sky scrapper heel or a flattie footbed style. This style from Campbell comes in a metallic silver design. The thickness of the straps are incredibly thin which helps the shoe to sit close skin for a snug fit. These shoes will add that bit of sparkle to any ensemble you team them with.
You can always rely on Asos for an on trend shoe style pick to compliment and update your look with. These footbed sandals are in a black design with a red sole that see two straps go over the top of the shoe. This style fastens with Velcro which is a cool twist on the design. Team these with any of your weekend looks for an effortless off duty style.
Zara redition of the footbed sandal is of the most unique and feminine designs available this season. These sandals come in all black and are adorned with studs on a T-bar strap. These stylish numbers fasten with a leather ties up and around the ankle. These sandals are perfect for channeling a bo-ho chic style aesthetic.
If you have the extra cash to splash on a designer piece this season then these designer footbeds by Givenchy will not disappoint. They are of a traditional footbed design with a unique intricate rose and camoflague print. Style these beauties with all your favourite summer wardrobe pieces
These sandals will definatley help to accessories any look to a sophisticated cool style. Thius style is in a flip- flop design with t-bone like straps. The straps are embellished with multi coloured beads in a complex pattern. These sandals are perfect for the beach and will brighten up any summers day look.
The top 10 footbed styles of the season. Do any of these styles take your fancy?