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Walk on air: the lightest sandals for summer heat

Whether you’re headed for a summer vacation or just in need of some R&R, treat your feet to a pair of comfortable yet fashionable sandals. Walk it out.

Maria Farro

Minimalist boutique The Undone is known for their expert curation of versatile pieces, and their shoe selection is no exception. The comfortable and stylish Winona sandal from Maria Farro goes with any outfit and evokes that effortless 90s nostalgia, with thin black straps that crisscross across your toes. If you’re steering away from black, the Jenna slides in tan are the perfect addition to your summer ensemble. Both styles are handmade in a city on the northwest coast of the Greek Island Crete, which is honestly where we’d rather be right now.

MARIA FARRO Winona and Jenna shoes

St. Agni

Inspired by architecture and art, the Celina knitted sandal from Byron-based St. Agni is the ultimate in ‘barely there’ sophistication. Classic enough to be worn with an evening look, yet still adaptable to be dressed down for everyday styling, the sandals feature a unique hand-knitted leather technique you won’t find anywhere else. Similarly, their Dori woven slides can effortlessly take you from day to night with a classic slip-on design handcrafted from vegetable tanned leather. Each pair takes up to 10 hours to perfect, so you can be confident to take them wherever you go this summer.

ST AGNI Celina and Dori shoes

St. Agni

Inspired by architecture and art, the Celina knitted sandal from Byron-based St. Agni is the ultimate in ‘barely there’ sophistication. Classic enough to be worn with an evening look, yet still adaptable to be dressed down for everyday styling, the sandals feature a unique hand-knitted leather technique you won’t find anywhere else. Similarly, their Dori woven slides can effortlessly take you from day to night with a classic slip-on design handcrafted from vegetable tanned leather. Each pair takes up to 10 hours to perfect, so you can be confident to take them wherever you go this summer.

ST AGNI Celina and Dori shoes

Nelson Made

Less is more according to Nelson Made, an ethos that is reflected in their refined Sonia slide. With two soft tubular straps and a comfortable resin sole, your feet will be thanking you as you stroll from the beach to the bar with ease. In the same way, their croc embossed Myra slide is comfortable whilst also being subtle enough to pair with cropped jeans or a summer dress. It’s also good to know that 80 per cent of Nelson Made’s sandals are crafted locally in their solar-powered Melbourne studio with low-impact, sustainable materials.

NELSON MADE Sonia and Myra shoes

A. Emery

For an update on your worn-out flip-flops, A. Emery’s elevated leather sandal is the perfect vacation companion. With an elegant double-strap detail in textured mocha snake, there’s no need think twice before slipping these on before you head out the door. For those who need more support, their Hazel Leather Sandal combines the elements of a flip flop and lace-up sandal. With leather straps that overlap and intersect the foot, the straps can then be tied around the ankles to be styled back with tailored or vacation pieces. Summer’s calling.

A.EMERY Benni and Hazel shoes

A. Emery

For an update on your worn-out flip-flops, A. Emery’s elevated leather sandal is the perfect vacation companion. With an elegant double-strap detail in textured mocha snake, there’s no need think twice before slipping these on before you head out the door. For those who need more support, their Hazel Leather Sandal combines the elements of a flip flop and lace-up sandal. With leather straps that overlap and intersect the foot, the straps can then be tied around the ankles to be styled back with tailored or vacation pieces. Summer’s calling.

A.EMERY Benni and Hazel shoes