Fashion

The 12 best slip-on sandals to run your weekend errands in

By Josefin Forsberg
black leather Gucci bag, black leather sandals / shoes with golden inserts from JW Anderson

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Whether worn on a Sunday morning run to the shop or for a summer hike through the city, these slip-on sandals and slides were made for lazy summer dressing

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Solid sandals are a requirement for summer dressing, and the variety of styles released for spring/summer 2022 boasts both comfort and sophistication. While we will always be fond of the pool-side rubber slides that shot to sartorial stardom thanks to the likes of Gucci and Balenciaga, for the coming season, we set our eyes on city-slick sandals in leather finishes and with padded proportions. Versatility is the keyword for these styles, making them a no-brainer addition to our weekend ensembles, thrown into luggage for day-to-night dressing on our next vacation, or slipped on for a quick run of errands.

Adding one (or maybe two pairs) to our daily wardrobe rotation during the new season, we find the likes of The Row's Ginza flip-flops with toe-post straps in cognac leather or buckled classics, like Birkenstocks Arizona sandals, on our shopping list. Below, peruse the 12 best sandals to invest in now:

1

Anine Bing

Leather cross-strap sandals

Via Farfetch

The Lizzie slides are Anine Bing’s bestsellers for a reason. With puffy cross-over straps and a padded sole constructed from smooth lambskin leather, they are the definition of minimalist with a twist. While they’re a true fit, we recommend sizing up if you are between sizes.

2

& Other Stories

Platform sandals

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While set on a slight heel, the platform of these slip-ons make them as walkable as any other sandals on this list – not to mention that they effortlessly elevate our laziest looks. Searching for a little bit of elevation, both sartorially and height-wise? You’ve found the right pair.

3

Gucci

Angelina GG-supreme flatform sandals

Via Matchesfashion

The timeless appeal in these Gucci slides lay in the signature material. Gucci's double-G print (nicknamed the ‘GG Supreme’) was born during the second world war when leather sanctions led to fabric experimentations resulting in the beloved branded canvas. Worn with wide-legged jeans and a simple T-shirt, they’re something a modern-day Jane Birkin would wear.

4

COS

Crossover strap platform sliders

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These Cos sandals are all about oversized, with a chunky heel and padded crossover strap. Crafted from soft Nappa leather using an environmentally friendly chrome-free tanning process, the cushy soles provide all-day comfort whether running errands or exploring a sunny destination on foot.

5

The Row

Ginza leather sandals

Via Matchesfashion

Set on a rubber sole and crafted from cognac coloured calf-leather, The Row’s Ginza are inspired BY traditional Japanese zori footwear. The minimalist toe-strap – similar in shape to flip-flops – is a quiet addition to any flowy summer dress or swathing silk trouser we’re sporting this summer.

6

Isabel Marant

Lennyo stud-embellished buckled sandals

Via Farfetch

Featuring all-over studs, Isabel Marant manages to keep its classic two-strap buckle sandals minimalist yet modern. Inspired by the brand’s French roots, this pair was practically made for exploring the Riviera and strolling beachside along the Côte d’Azur.

7

Kurt Geiger London

Daniella crocodile-embossed slides

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What material feels more imbued with a sense of summer than raffia? Set on a woven sole, we take a bet on these crocodile-embossed sandals with an oversized leather covered buckle. Worn with linen tailoring they’re perfect for the office, or styled with occasion wear they’re equally fit for any dressier event.

8

Ganni

Ruched platform slides

Via Farfetch

While basic in their colour scheme, the exaggerated ruching of Ganni’s sandals are anything but demure. A true city sandal, this comfortable pair set on a chunky sole will be spotted on grocery runs and after-works alike.

9

Ancient Greek Sandals

Charys leather sandals

Via Net-a-porter

Featuring a swooping shape to the flip-flop strap, Ancient Greek Sandals' Charys sandals are unequivocally cool. The in-the-know brand is a fast favourite of the fashion set for fun summer sandals, and this specific pair is uncompromisingly comfortable thanks to the cushioned footbeds Endlessly versatile, they can be worn with tailoring (the Scandi way, of course), loungewear or swimsuits.

10

Birkenstock

Arizona shearling-lined suede sandals

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We could not make a list of the best summer sandals without including Birkenstock’s trusted Arizona model. Spotted in most Scandinavian summer homes, these sandals set their mark on the region's Norm-core era. A signature sin most wardrobes, we highly recommend you invest in this specific style with some extra cushioning from the shearling lining.

11

Nº21

Braided rope slides

Via Farfetch

The devil is in the details, as proven by these braided sandals by N°21. The tactile texture in a deep black hue makes this specific pair feel particularly elevated, while the moulded footbed (that adapt to the sole of the foot) ensure optimal comfort. We would definitely walk a mile in these shoes.

12

ATP Atelier

Rosa pearl cutout sandals

Via ATP Atelier

Arguably ATP Atelier’s most iconic sandal, the Rosa promises to be a friend for life. Handmade in Italy from vegetable tanned vacchetta leather, the distinct sweeping shape still allow for that laid-back slip-on lifestyle.


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