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Step into the new season in style with our round-up of the best women’s footwear trends for warm weather, from head-turning sandals and ballet pumps to colourful trainers

The comfy-yet-cool metallic slider sandals

Chunky buckled sandals fuse style with practicality, making them the ideal choice for everyday wear. Beloved by minimalists and street-stylers alike, a pair of simple sliders with a deeply moulded or flatform sole and wide adjustable straps will work with everything from floaty smock dresses to utility jumpsuits. Metallic sandals complement tonal looks, while bright colours will instantly lift your mood, even with no jet-setting holiday in sight. And, thanks to the luxe loungewear trend, socks-and-sandals is also a chic way to elevate casual outfits at home – wear with a matching co-ord for a considered off-duty look.

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The wear-with-everything white trainers

Women’s white trainers have become the cornerstone of the capsule wardrobe in recent years, acting as the perfect dressed-down antidote to maximalist floral dresses or statement-making trousers. A simple pair of white tennis shoes or plimsolls also looks great with this season’s most-wanted jeans and a T-shirt, making them a truly versatile addition to your year-round wardrobe. Our on-trend sneakers come in a variety of styles, from leather to vegan-friendly, and feature patented Insolia Flex technology for a stable, balanced and comfy walking surface all day long.

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The knotted-but-nice strappy sandals

Put your best foot forward at your next summer event with a pair of noughties-inspired ankle-tie sandals. Whether you opt for cool metallics or versattaile black, tan or, white, a pair of strappy sandals will be your summer occasionwear staple. Pair with a satin midi skirt for dinner out, wide-leg jeans at the weekend or your favourite sun dresses for sun-drenched weekends in the park.

Looking for something more understated? Gladiator sandals or leather fisherman sandals with wider straps are an easy way to add interest to an otherwise understated look, while ticking off this season’s trends. Team the latter with a varsity jacket, pleated trousers and ribbed socks for a preppy look. We also love a pair of sandals with a flatform sole for effortlessly upping the style stakes.

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The chic summer flats

Offering more coverage than sandals without the hot-weather woes of boots, a stylish pair of mary janes will be your saviour when paired with tapered trousers or this season’s pleated shorts. A fuss-free choice on run-around days, a pretty pair of ballet pumps or sophisticated loafers will complement smarter looks for meetings or lunch appointments, without compromising on comfort, thanks to Insolia Flex technology. Take your pick from a the wide variety of colours and designs from in our extensive summer range. After all, ankle-flaunting shoes signal the start of new beginnings and make a welcome change to the chunky boots we’ve been wearing all winter.

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The retro colour-pop trainers

Got your white trainers sorted? It’s time to up your game with standout styles featuring bold colour combinations and chunky soles. Keep your outfit simple with to show off these head-turning footwear designs – a pair of relaxed cargo trousers or a denim will complement the shoes without contending for the limelight. Putting on a pair of brightly coloured or patterned trainers is a brilliant way to brighten up your morning routine, whether you’re running errands, walking the dogs or taking the kids to school. And it goes without saying that a showstopping pair of cool kicks has the power to start a conversation in the queue for the post office and turn heads in the street on grey days. Happy feet, indeed.


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Words: Dulcie Emerson

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