Cast your minds back to summer 2018, when Dune’s Loupe sandals flew off the shelves in ever size and colour. And now that the sun has returned to UK shores, the shoes have proved to be just as popular for this year, racking up waiting lists of thousands whenever they sell out.
The buzz around the Loupe sandal began on social media, where it quickly became a hit with fashion influencers who noticed that it was a dead ringer for Hermes’ much lusted-after £485 Oran sliders.
To absolutely no one’s surprise, stocks of the Loupe promptly sold out, with Dune confirming that the black and tan styles were restocked six times throughout that first season.
‘At the height of summer, one out of every six customer images that Dune London were tagged in on Instagram featured the Loupe sandal,’ a spokesperson told FEMAIL at the time.
Due to incredibly popular demand, they are of course back for 2019 – not only in the colour ways that already exist on the Dune website, but also in fun twists like leopard print, snake print, and denim. The latest drop has added white mock crock, and our personal favourite, an amazing baby pink – in fact, there’s now 11 different versions to choose from.
Best of all, a pair of Loupe sandals will set you back just £85 – which, whilst certainly not the cheapest set of shoes on the market, is much more affordable than shelling out for the designer version.
With its comfortable height thanks to the low block heel, and chic contrast stitching, the Loupe sandal is one that will see you through this summer and well beyond.
Plus, as they’ve already been so popular online, a quick skim of your favourite fashion blogs should prove you with all of the outfit inspo you need…