OK I admit, the shoes in pictures above and below are verging on a flatform. But it’s from the catwalk of one of my favourite brands – Marni – so you’ll forgive me having a little perve over these sandals as they look pretty comfortable, as well as being totally amazing. Not only that, they demonstrate perfectly a lovely little trend that’s emerging on the high street: track sole sandals.

Marni 1
Marni sandals on the catwalk in Milan

“Has she gone mad?” you cry! “It’s February and she’s telling me about SANDALS?!”

Well no, actually. I’m a firm believer in buying the best of the new season before it sells out so you’re fully prepared for any unseasonal barmy weather that might unexpectedly come along. I remember one Valentine’s Day in the Nineties when it was 21 degrees! Of course, I was ready with my sandals – Converse One Star suede slides – remember those? Anyway, hear me out.

Zara track sole
ankle strap track-sole sandals, Β£29.99, zara.com (BUY ME HERE!)

What I like about this style of sandal is that they look cool and are REALLY practical. The track sole is meant to look like the treads in a tire, and what does that mean? Grip! As much as I love a beautiful pair of Italian sandals, leather soles can be a bit lethal for the first few wears. And those ankle straps mean they’ll be great for wearing on long walks. I do love a good long walk. I expect more styles to be available later in the season, but for now, here are my favourites.

ASOS
Famously sandals, Β£20, ASOS.com (BUY ME HERE!)

 

Vagabond
Flora sandals, Β£54.99, vagabond.com (BUY ME HERE!)
Topshop
Folly sandals, Β£40, topshop.com (BUY ME HERE!)

 

 

2 thoughts on “ Trend alert: track sole sandals ”

  1. You are fabulous!! Thanks so much for the shoes. I’m dropping them into Wood St this week. They’ll be thrilled. If you can ever help again, please let me know. Thanks so much again… It’s really appreciated. Best wishes Georgina.

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