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Looking for comfy classics, statement flatforms or a vintage designer pair? These local Melbourne shoe shops have the best sandals and slides for spring. Shop online now to be picnic chic ready.
Stacked flatforms that are easy to walk in
Don’t skip the stacked style this summer. Spanish brand Camper offers trending flatform designs that anyone can master. These youthful slides are covertly backed up by lightweight soles, supportive straps and shock absorbing foot beds. Try eclectic fluoro details, thick-soled sandals or traditional sling backs.
Insta-famous puffy slides
This North Melbourne flat shoe mecca never misses. Radical Yes' latest range of ‘Double Happiness’ slides pair retro velcro vibes with modern colourways – handpicked by their loyal Insta fans. Described as ‘a whole lot of shoe’, the foamy inner layers make for a super breathable and cosy summer sandal.
Handmade linen print slides
Natural flax grown linen, eco-sourced leather and a unique print on every pair. The mostro slides from Elk are a breath of fresh air for your feet. A super comfy moulded footbed means you can wear them all day with ease, too. Find them online, with heaps of info on their ethical production process.
Super flat strappy sandals
But wait, there’s more ethically produced new season shoes from Elk. These flat, navy and green Peder sandals will add a subtle touch of colour to any summer outfit. Soft rounded straps have a minimalist look, but the double wound design means your foot won’t slip and slide around. Shop the whole Elk sandal range.
100% Italian leather slides
Luxe yet understated, the Botanica slide from Husk is made from buttery jet black Italian leather. A twisted knot design adds full foot coverage for picnic-proof summer jaunting. If the price tag is a little high end, check out the Lima slide sale – these cuties are marked down to just $15!
The world’s comfiest slingbacks and heeled sandals
Originally founded by a podiatrist, Bared’s designs combine orthopedic support with timeless style. The Ruby slingback comes in tan embossed leather for a '70s vibe. Or try the square toed Brambling sandal in black for an eternal wardrobe staple.
Splurge statement sandals
Contrasting colours, brown leather soles and a suede block heel. These quirky sandals from luxe brand Chie Mihara are a pair to build your entire outfit around. A smart anti-slip sole means even the least experienced high heel wearer can trot in confidence. Find more sandals from Peter Sheppard.
Melbourne-made flats in classic black
Local brand Kuwaii has brought back a pair of best-selling sandals just in time for spring. The timber look stack heel is coated in hard wearing rubber for warm days spent pounding the pavement. Nab a pair in matte black leather and complete your Melbourne summer uniform.
Vintage Prada wedges
Archival vintage fashion has a hidden Melbourne home inside Reina. Think high-end couture from the early ’90s to mid-2000s. We can’t take our eyes off these strappy Prada vine wedges, complete with teeny tiny daisy motifs. Not in your size? Shop the whole Reina shoe range.
What’s a slide to a sandal? We admit these rubbery shoes are not for everyone. But it’s rare to find them in stock, so we just had to drop the link from local streetwear spot Re:Store. Find more edgy looks from this sneakerhead mecca in our guide to Melbourne’s best sneaker shops.
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Last updated on Thu 30 Sep 2021
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