We’re not here to tell you that sandals are in for summer, that’s a given. Letting the air circulate our toes rather than stuffing them into trainers on a hot day is an obvious solution to keeping cool, plus, they’re cute.
Every year we see new sandal trends, from gladiator styles to ‘dad sandals’, but this summer one style in particular has exploded in popularity – and all over Instagram. Shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it has seen an increase of 2000 per cent (month on month) in searches for ‘quilted sandals’. That’s right, no longer relegated to blankets and winter coats, quilting has made its way south to our feet and is adorning all types of sandals.
From on-trend mules to chunky dad sandals and simple sliders, the quilted style can piggyback on the back of lots of other styles of sandal, making it totally versatile whatever look you’re going for. Bring some unexpected texture to an outfit, whether that’s dressing up a luxe loungewear set, teaming with mom-jeans and a simple tee or juxtaposing a floaty dress with some chunky quilted footwear. For extra style points, dare to try the latest fashion influencer fave: the socks-and-sandal combo. Yes, it’s back, but pairing your ankle-highs with a quilted pair of sandals strikes the perfect balance between ugly and chic.
Keep scrolling for how the influencer set are wearing them and then see our edit of the best quilted sandals to buy right now.
10 of the best quilted sandals to buy