The combination of hot weather, friction and bare skin way too often results in summer footwear that’s all about comfort – but not nearly enough about style. No more: our list of quality, breathable shoes will help keep the feet of the whole family cool, in all senses of the word.
1. KIWI (for kids): WAS £40, now £28
With suede for style and canvas for aeration, these old-school trainers also have that holy grail of convenience: double Velcro fastening. The vulcanised sole keeps little feet grounded, while the decorative stitching means these look more interesting than your average pair.
2. WILLIAM (for kids): £42
Every parent of school-age children has heard the plaintive cry, ‘It’s too hot to wear those shoes!’ and never more so when it comes to uniform clompers. Well, here’s your answer: robust calfskin with a solid Velcro closure and but with a breathable technical membrane on the inside.
3. ANDROID (for kids): WAS £45, now £31.50
Do you have a super-sporty child? If so, you must be tired of super-sweaty sneakers. These might help. Made from high-tech, breathable fabric with a white leather trim and Velcro fastenings, they also have tiny impact-controlled lights embedded in the rubber sole.
4. NEW JOCKER (for kids): WAS £45, now £31.50
Indulge the little princess in your life (she’ll grow out of pink) with these comfy, heart-design trainers, complete with little lights that brighten each step. The sparkly, breathable fabric is a sweet touch too.
5. PIUMA (for kids): £40
With their gathered calfskin design and patent detailing on the toes, these are a smart but practical option for those occasions when trainers won’t do. The patented Geox rubber soles mean natural thermoregulation for tootsies – so there’s no compromise on comfort.
6. LOLA (for women): WAS £90, now £45
If you’re after a pop of colour on your feet for summer, these turquoise leather numbers are a smart choice. The luxe detailing – patent toes and metal-tipped bows – makes these a cut above other ballet flats, and with their patented Geox rubber soles, feet will still feel comfortable in the heat.
7. LOLA (for women): WAS £90, now £63
Haven’t got round to getting a pedicure? No matter, these chic perforated tan flats hide all manner of beauty sins while keeping feet cool. The thermo-regulating soles also allows air circulation for when the mercury does rise.
8. LANA (for women): WAS £110, now £77
Want a bit of a summer lift? 70s-inspired suede heels are everywhere this season and these ones, available in beige or black, tick all the right fashion boxes, while the rubber sole ensures they’re more stable than some styles out there.
9. VINCA (for women): WAS £90, now £63
Metallics look great with a tan. The clever thing about these bejewelled sandals is that they manage to look really glam but the cork soles are super-comfy and perfect holiday wear.
10. NEBULA (for men): £110,
Laceless sneakers are everywhere at the moment and these suede ones are seriously practical and versatile. They’re lightweight, breathable and you can even flip down the back of the shoe to wear it like a slipper.
11. ARTIE (for men): WAS £60, now £42
These retro-looking sliders are holiday classics. The woven leather bands makes them more secure than flip flops and Geox’s patented rubber sole both grips floor surfaces and cushions your feet.
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