Bargain Blocks

Shoes In The Sale. *AIR HORN*

As the summer sales start to wind down, we went digging for the best block heel sandals to see you through the rest of the season.

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Workwear with edge

It’s the perspex that won us. Just under two inches (4.8cm to be exact) of smoked semi-transparent plastic show that heels don’t have to be high to make a statement. These T-bar sandals from Finery are the perfect work pair: easy to move around in and smart without veering into corporate drone territory. Clarence sandals, £51 from £85, Finery

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The absolute bargain

The office sale is always satisfying. There’s loads of stock and the discounts are deep. We’ve been known to head for a lunchtime sandwich, walk past a physical shop and head back to the office with two pairs of shoes. These, with leather uppers, are the kind of basic-in-a-good-way sandal you’ll haul out to wear with everything that needs heels. Pure block heel sandals, £15 from £60, Office

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Citrus quality

Orange suede sandals are a perfect sale buy. Orange, you think, not so easy to match… And suede, with this country’s weather? Then you get seduced by the discount, buy them and find you wear them twice a week because they’re so comfortable and cheerfully bright. Luma ankle strap sandal, £95 from £175, Whistles

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Kind of disco

& Other Stories specialise in footwear that looks more expensive than it actually is. These denim and leather sandals are a brilliant example: the unusual fabric choice and the sculptural platform elevate them above the high street. Denim platform sandals, £48 from £95, & Other Stories

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Gold cross

Metallics go with everything, we all know that now; they’re better neutrals than actual neutrals and work quite happily with denim, white and that bright dress you bought for a wedding and can’t find anything to go with. These sandals will be golden for work and dancing and everything in between. Crossover metallic sandals, £25.99 from £39.99, Zara

 

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