Caribbean inspired sandal trends for summer 2022
The summer season is right around the corner and fashionistas are getting ready to pack their bags for a Caribbean getaway. The Caribbean includes more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays, and when visiting these spectacular wonders of nature in the summer, few shoe styles are as comfortable and attractive as open-toed sandals. Creators like Shoma Persad, Lisette Scott and Kirstin Frazer were all inspired by the natural features, vibrancy and vibrant colors of the Caribbean. Shoe designers are also turning to island inspirations for their latest footwear collections. Be sure to follow at least one of these island-inspired trends when shopping for open-toe shoes.
Sporty platform sandals
One of the most popular trends for summer 2022 will be platform sandals with wide straps and rubber soles. These creations bring all the freshness associated with summer, while offering a welcome height. They look great with shorts, mini skirts and cargo pants, and pair with wide leg pants in summery materials that abound in the Caribbean this time of year, including linen. For inspiration, check out the Nike Icon Classic sandals or the latest designs from Ancient Greek Sandals.
Canvas is an ideal material for sandals with wide flaps, because they can be worn at the beach and in other rugged outdoor environments, and they keep your skin deliciously cool. There are many washable materials to choose from when it comes to sandals. Discover the jacquard polyester models from Chacos, the padded pool slides from H&M or the Hurricane Drift sandals from Teva. To machine wash your shoes safe, simply place them in a protective mesh bag and set your machine on a gentle cold water cycle. If your shoe has laces or other removable accessories, remove them before washing so that the entire surface of the sandal is fully cleaned.
Once known playfully as ‘dad sandals’, fisherman sandals, featuring strappy designs, usually in jelly, will be huge this year on the beach and on the streets, with Marni, Prada and Versace adopting them in their runway shows. Big Four mode. This sandal has been given a playful and modern twist this year, thanks to platform heels that add glamor without tearing away from the casual feel of the shoe. For inspiration, check out the Boomer Cream sandals by Labucq or the Black Melissa Possession Platform sandals by Melissa.
If you love showing off your new pedicure but like a little more coverage or support for the top of your foot, then a high heel wedge will be perfect for your next Caribbean pool party. Some of the cutest designs currently available include Schutz’s Luci Wedge and Anima Muaddi’s gorgeous leather wedge sandals featuring a clear wedge heel. These shoes are perfect with skirts or wide pants, preferably with a slit in the front.
There are so many gorgeous styles of sandals to choose from, and the good news for fashionistas who like a little height is that many of them feature platform or heeled styles. For something more rugged, opt for a classic athletic sandal or fisherman’s shoe. For a more elegant affair, turn heads by wearing wedge sandals in vibrant hues like orange, lime green or turquoise.
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