Don’t listen to the people who are saying the ugly shoe trend is dead. It’s not disappearing anytime soon—it’s just evolving. So forget about dad sneakers and pool slides, the new must-have is a pair of flip-flop heels.
At first glance, they might not seem like the easiest shoes to pull off, but with fashion’s current obsession with early 00s minimalism, flip-flop heels and strappy sandals are having a major renaissance.
First spotted during SS19 Copenhagen Fashion Week, it’s a trend that’s already being pushed by Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. But there’s a small detail that’s making all the difference – a kitten heel. It lifts the average flip-flop to become the perfect blend of simplicity and glamour.
Once deemed a forbidden combination, flip-flop sandals can now be worn with ready-to-wear. Paired with a tight-fitted dress or cropped jeans, they’ll make you look effortlessly chic and sexy without compromising comfort. They’re also the perfect beach-to-office shoe.
These are this season’s best.
Simon Miller Beep Patent-Leather Sandals
Long gone are the days when mini-heels looked stuffy and boring. Not only are flip-flop heels the shoes du jour, but beige is also the colour dominating the season. This dark caramel option is the perfect shoe for summer.
AED 1447/USD 394
Balenciaga Black Metal Sandals
Combine these with a sexy all-black outfit and channel your inner femme fatale.
AED 3122/USD 850
Yeezy Hybrid Sandals
Yeezy knows how to take the past into the future. This is how you look extra à la Kim K but with a fair amount of retro minimalism.
AED 2000/USD 545
Dorateymur Black Thong Sandals
If you’re looking for something simple but more sophisticated, these strappy thong sandals are perfect to wear from business meetings to cocktails.
AED 1450/USD 395
K Jacques St Tropez Diorite Leather Wedge Platform Sandals
Still feeling that tropical vacation mood? Platform flip-flops are what you’re looking for. Although divisive, they provide comfort with a touch of sassiness.
AED 933/USD 254