4 flat sandals to wear this summer that are not Birkenstock style sandals

Bulky Birkenstock style sandals are so trending this summer! They come slightly oversized just looking like you have effortlessly slipped into your boyfriends shoes. From the very beginning of the trend I knew that this is just made for me and blends so well with my wardrobe. I bought a pair of Gizeh Birks but sadly missed my beloved Céline sliders with the purple sole and the black silk ribbon, looking just like a beautiful Japanese kimono knot on the top of the foot. However, with the summer holidays ahead and the end of season sale running I also think that its important to see whats cool this season beyond the Birkenstock style sandals:

Azzedine Alaia

Alaia sandals, photo@montaignemarket.com


Alaia, black suede sandal, photo@montiagnemarket.com

When it comes to flat sandals one of the first thoughts that crosses my mind is Alaia. In the city they go with every kind of pants and skirts, even with pant suits they are a winning combination for day or evening. No matter where you are vacationing in summer they are one of the most versatile pieces to pack. They work incredibly well with denim cutoffs and airy maxi dresses! Definitely timeless and worth to save for!

wardrobe basics

Michel Vivien sandals from French Trotters, Paris, photo@http://www.frenchtrotters.fr

Maybe to simple to be according to everyones taste, but for me a great basic are Michel Vivien sandals. With a great pedicure, pants or dresses and a blazer they are totally effortless for city or holiday.

K Jacques

K Jacques sandals, photo@http://www.kjacques.fr

I want to name Rondini and K. Jacques together, because they represent one type of basic flat sandals that should not lack in a wardrobe. The “Les Tropéziennes”, simple sandals originating in the south of France.


Ancient Greek sandals gladiator style, photo@anciengreeksandals.com

And last but not least there is Ancient Greek sandals a Greece brand offering styles a little similar to the Tropéziennes. I personally love the lace up styles as they work perfectly well with maxi dresses.

That said flat sandals are not automatically among the most comfortable shoes in the world. Its important to find the strap architecture that works best with your feet – which means trying repeatedly. Otherwise these shoes are prone to induce heavy blisters already after short distance walking!

Do you like flat sandals? Which brand is your favorite and how do you combine yours?

2 thoughts on “4 flat sandals to wear this summer that are not Birkenstock style sandals

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  2. KB

    I prefer the shoelace and knee high gladiator sandals but I wear other styles as well.

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