They say good shoes take you to good places, and we’re definitely not arguing the point. This summer’s trip to the Mediterranean requires an investment in fancy and flat footwear that will have you serving up on-trend style in every possible scenario.

We’ve got the low-down on the latest trends and newest releases from your favourite designers, and we’ve selected five of this season’s most stylish sandals that you absolutely must pack.

So whether it’s days filled with salt and splashing on the yacht, strolling gorgeous coastal towns while docked, or dancing under the midnight Mediterranean skies, we’re here to help you put your best foot forward.

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Mediterranean elegance is easily achieved when you have Rupert Sanderson on your side (and in your suitcase). In line with all the creations from the designer, the Cassandra high-heeled sandals are made from the finest clay calf leather, which elongates the legs perfectly.


Choose muted pastels or a bright, figure-hugging dress to let these sandals speak – and show – volumes.

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Made in Italy from laminated leather, these flat sandals stand out with their opulent and sculptured design. The sandals have been created with elegant evenings in mind, and feature an adjustable gold plaque inspired by medieval armour.

The rich mix of colors provides a shining accent to whichever shade you choose to team these sandals with – we envision a simple white cocktail dress, or a scarlet or peacock blue maxi dress.


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The Layla sandal from Sophia Webster is a pretty and playful creation, that exudes summer vibes. The classic (and comfortable) t-bar model is upgraded with a rose gold pin heel and gorgeous tassels made from 100% calf leather that add swing to your step.

The Layla is an easy option that will take you from sunny days to warm Mediterranean evenings, and will speak volumes even when teamed with the simplest of sundresses or denim cutoffs. What we love best about this sandal is there are three versions: the pin heel, a stacked mid block heel and a flat.

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Don C and Air Jordan have collaborated and we’re now in sneaker heaven. Pink suede and quilted leather that is reminiscent of our favorite Chanel handbag has us swooning and wondering if we’ll be able to snap up a pair before these sell out. If you’re lucky enough to get your feet into the pink Air Jordan 2s, team them with a simple white summer dress, demin shorts or if you’re style savvy enough, a linen suit.

Grey suede and nappa leather combine to bring you probably the world’s most comfortable and stylish sneakers. Criss-crossing straps embellished with crystals will put some sparkle in your step as you skip along the cobblestoned streets of charming Mediterranean ports. These come in tan and cream as well…just saying! Roll up your boyfriend jeans and give these the showcase they deserve.

These cute and comfortable aqua shoes from Speedo come in a range of popping summer colors. The design is lightweight and quick drying, and we love the Mary Jane style of the shoe as the velcro strap allows you to quickly adjust the fit, and ensuring these stay on snugly in the water.