Summer’s 50 best flats
We show you how to cool your heels this season
Kate Hudson, Emma Roberts and Jennifer Garner have all been spotted wearing espadrilles, and we think you should too. They may be a closed style, but the natural fabrics and light sole let your skin breathe.
Metallic espadrilles, Rs 1,800, Topshop
Dotted jute espadrilles, Rs 2,890, Zara
Printed brocade espadrilles, Rs 19,660, Dolce & Gabbana at mytheresa.com
Faux-leather and mesh espadrilles, Rs 16,770, Stella McCartney at matchesfashion.com
Striped espadrilles, Rs 3,490, Mango
Tropical print espadrilles, Rs 29,000, Christian Louboutin
Python print gladiators, price on request, Christian Louboutin
Leather wing sandal, Rs 16,260, Ancient Greek Sandals at net-a-porter.com
Pony print gladiator sandals, Rs 2,900, Topshop
Knee-length Roman gladiators, Rs 6,000, Tresmode
This season, they go funky with cool colours, hardware and multiple straps. No matter what your style, there’s one for you.
Pink plastic sandals, Rs 37,500, Fendi
Crystal embellished patent leather sandals, Rs 39,700, Miu Miu at mytheresa.com
Mexican embroidered leather sandals, Rs 26,010, Nicholas Kirkwood at matchesfashion.com
Leather sandals, price on request, Louis Vuitton
Embellished leather sandals, price on request, Marni
Hot pink sandals, Rs 26,000, Stuart Weitzman
Calfskin flats, Rs 25,830, See by Chloé at luisaviaroma.com
Embellished ankle strap flats, Rs 6,999, Bebe
Sporty and chic, slip-ons are having their moment in the summer sun. No longer confined to the skater community (think: iconic checkered Vans), you can wear these too. Just roll up your jeans, slip them on and you’re good to go.
Textured slip-ons, Rs 10,990, Kenneth Cole
Black and white printed slip-ons, Rs 4,950, Topshop
Printed leather slip-ons, Rs 5,990, Zara
Printed pastel slip-ons, Rs 7,999, Aldo
Comfy and cool, thongs are the perfect match for that summer dress. Have some fun with them – pick a pair with a fringe or embellishments. Now, how about that beach holiday?
Metallic single strap thongs, Rs 5,890, Nine West
Leather sandals, Rs 34,100, Lanvin at mytheresa.com
Fruit embellished flip-flops, Rs 13,620, DSquared2 at farfetch.com
Embellished leather sandals, Rs 21,200, Tory Burch at mytheresa.com
Strappy metallic thong sandals, Rs 4,199, Charles & Keith
T-strap flats, Rs 3,499, Steve Madden
Feeling hot, hot, hot? We’ve got a list of the 50 shoes that will have you breezing through the summer. Go for open toes, lightweight materials, fresh colours and anything that’s made to beat the heat. We’ve divvied it up into the five kinds of flat footwear we are currently crushing over.