This season summer shoes have gone a little bit jazzy. So put away your sad-looking flip-flops because there are plenty of sandals in interesting shapes and colours and wedges fashioned from unexpected fabrics. Here are our favourites.
When the sun shines, we like to crack out a leg-lengthening wedge but it’s a shoe that can often be a bit predictable. Not so this beauties which caught our eye because they have raffia all over, rather than just on the heel. Pretty. £65, Topshop
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
Ruby+Ed’s pumps are the comfiest around. They usually come with white laces but it’s selling 100 pairs with neon ribbon laces exclusively to Emerald Street readers (you’ll get the white laces, too). Just call to place your order.There are six colourways. From £35, Ruby+Ed, 01664-452906
These painterly heels elicited many delighted “oohs” in the Emerald Street office. We love the contrast between the blue spiky heel, neon ankle strap and the darker hues of the main body. Pair with jeans and a simple T-shirt to make them the focus of your outfit. £34.89, Aldo
Show off pedicured toenails in these open-toe leather shoes. Part sandal, part jazz shoe, the cut-out star pattern is rather David Bowie. They’ll look great worn with jeans or a skater dress. £55, Office
We’re big fans of Osborn shoes. Each beautiful pair is handcrafted and signed by artisan cobblers in Guatemala and there’s more than a little bit of the Miami Vice about these lace-up flats. We enjoy the contrast between the perforated cork and fun sunset print. £136, Asos