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SLIP INTO SUMMER; Counting down the days until your summer break? Get prepared with the season's most fashionable footwear.

ave you booked your pre-summer pedicure yet? HIt's time to get your tootsies ready for the big reveal, because soon it'll be warm enough to whip off your socks and slip on some sandals - finally!

It also gives us the excuse to stock up on the latest footwear trends, which this summer are heavily influenced by the Nineties.

There's lots to love - not least because flats far outweigh heels on the high street this season, so you won't have to suffer in the name of fashion.

Here are five of the hottest summer sandal styles and where to buy them.

MINIMALIST SANDALS Less really is more when it comes to flats this season - a pair of backless slip-on sandals with just one or two suede straps will become your go-to at home and on hols. Even Birkenstocks have had a minimalist makeover, with skinny straps and delicate buckles taking them from chunky to chic.

Lisbon DESIGNER DUPES Remember last summer when those Hermes sliders with their distinctive H-shaped upper launched a million lookalikes? Well the designer dupes just keep on coming and you've now got more choice than ever. This season, Dune's Loupe sandal comes in eight different prints and fabrics plus there are heeled and flat varieties in just about every colour you could wish for elsewhere on the high street.

COLOURFUL MULES Add a pop of colour to a summeensemble with bright mules. Wit square toes and a block heel, these cutpairs tick all the Nineties trend boxes. er th te s.

POM-POM SANDALS Last year, sandals came with a sprinkling of little pom-poms. This season it's all about one giant pom-pom plonked on top. Teamed with a block colour maxi dress and a straw bag, they're the epitome of modern boho style.

SPORTY SANDALS The "dad trainer" trend evolves for summer, SPORTY SANDALS made with stretchy fabrics.

For day, that means comfy chunky-soled sandals; for evening, think cool athleisure stilettos.

CAPTION(S):

Mayari Birkenstock sandals, PS55, White Stuff

Lisbon suede sliders, currently reduced to PS15.75 from PS22.50, Accessorize

Loupe leopard print slider sandal, PS85, Dune

Extra wide fit red mini wedge mules, currently reduced to PS31.50 from PS35, Evans

Samantha yellow low heel mules, PS25, Miss Selfridge

Square heel crossover mule sandals, PS28, JD Williams

Pink pom-pom mule sandals, PS14, Matalan

Black platform knitted sporty sandals, PS29.99, Deichmann

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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