Must Have Summer Shoes

There is no better feeling than finally stepping out of your socks and heavy boots, into something where you feet can be free and are allowed to breath. Unfortunately most of us can’t walk around in flip flops all day pretending to be on a beach, and our summer footwear needs are varied and wide. To help you decide what should be your summer footwear of choice for 2013, we asked three shoe experts what will be on their feet this summer…

KG Kitty Illustration by Aimee BaegrieIllustrator Aimee Baegrie, whose work has appeared in Company Magazine and is showcased here, tells us that “the shoe that I love this season is the KG Kitty Platforms; they are so different and would work with so many outfits. Perfect for summer!”

Deborah Pulleyblank, Head of the School of Art at the University Centre Doncaster and lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles Design, always keeps an eye on the catwalk;  “having looked at the trends for 2013 I think that the high wedge sandal, loafer and classic colourful court shoes will emerge as the leading trends as they compliment the catwalk inspired fashions that are the big stories for the season. I am a big Kurt Geiger fan as I find the his ranges imaginative, on trend and affordable.”

KG Nina SandalNative Australian Amanda Overs runs the ‘I CAN MAKE SHOES’ school and thinks “we are going to see lots of mid heel chunky sandals this season and the KG Nina Sandal is a Spring/Summer winner! Comfort is this biggest thing for me, as shoes can really make or break someones day, there is nothing worse than being out in shoes that are rubbing or too tight.”

 

 

Here are HoF’s favourite shoes of the summer and how to wear them….

The Court Shoe:Dune Pointed Court Shoe

Dune Court Shoes

 Wear with…

Mary Portas Cigarette Trousers Linea Peplum Top Bauble necklace

Mary Portas Cigarette TrousersLinea Peplum TopEast Bauble Necklace

The Sandal:Bertie Gladiator Sandal

Bertie Gladiator Sandal

Wear with…

Liu Jo Maxi Dress Ladies PR170S classic logo sunglasses Laura bailey medium cross body flap over bag

Liu Jo Maxi DressPrada SunglassesRadley Laura Bailey Bag

The Pump: Carvela Slipper Shoe

Carvela Slipper Shoe

Wear with…

 Phase Eight Oversize Top  Current Elliot  The Beatnik Jean  MK2301 Brown leather ladies watch

 Phase Eight Oversize TopCurrent Elliot The Beatnik JeanMichael Kors Leather Watch

The Boot:Steve Madden Biker Boot

Steve Madden Grizz Boots

Wear with…

Bjosiee stud fringe cross shoulder bag Awear Denim Shirt Dress Classic trilby

Steve Madden Fringe BagAwear Denim Shirt DressOasis Trilby Hat

The Trainer:Superga Plimsolls

Superga PlimsollWear with…

Afterglow denim 5 pocket shorts Label Lab Chiffon Vest Gold Plated Cherub Friendship Bracelet

French Connection Denim ShortsLabel Lab Chiffon VestBill Skinner Friendship Bracelet

The Loafer: Ravel Platform Loafer

Ravel Loafer Shoe

Wear with…

Oasis Full Skirt Mint Velvet Shirt Warehouse Denim Jacket

Oasis Full SkirtMint Velvet ShirtWarehouse Denim Jacket

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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