Holiday Style Guide: Sun, Sea and Sandals

We all deserve a break from the mundane everyday routing, whether it is expanding our horizons, clearing our minds, experiencing different cultures or simply making memories with the people we love. There is no better feeling than sun on your shoulders, sand between your toes and the sea breeze running through your hair. 

Whether it is a last minute holiday with the girls or an annual family holiday, whatever the destination, we have got your footwear covered. 

Wedge sandals 

wedge sandal

Wedge sandals come in a variety of patterns, designs and heights and can be styled with dresses, shorts and jeans; their versatility means they are a popular summer shoe of choice. Unlike other heel choices, wedges are supportive, stable and comfortable, plus the solid base means they can be worn for long periods of time with ease.

Wedge sandals make a brilliant holiday shoe as they can be dressed up or down, meaning they can see you through all scenarios from exploring cultures by day to enjoying candlelit dinners by night. Paired with shorts, floral dresses or skirts, wedge sandals give a boho casual vibe, while pairing with a more elegant dress can give off a classier look. 

Remonte yellow combination sandals look stunning and really embrace the summer sun. Picking out a bright accent colour from your top or dress like sunshine yellow, vibrant red or popping pink can really make your feet stand out, as well as balancing the ensemble.

Block heel sandals 

yellow block heel sandal

After seasons of wearing stiletto heels, the block heel is back. Easy to wear, block heels provide comfort while still elongating the leg and giving you a lift. We would recommend at least one pair in your wardrobe as they work for almost all occasions. 

The block heel is the holiday shoe you can still wear at home; if you’re looking for a casual chic vibe we love pairing a metallic pair with boyfriend jeans and a blouse. Matching your block heels with a midi floral dress is perfect for a summer date night. Rieker ladies yellow combination sandal is both our tropical favourite and our holiday must have, we can almost smell the suncream just looking at them! 

Slip on sandals 

black slip on sandal

Slip on sandals bridge the gap between between comfort and style and are a great alternative to flimsy plastic flip flops. The beauty of slip-on sandals is that they can be slipped off quickly, with no fuss. They are great for holidays, especially for walks along the beach or chilling by the pool. An array of colours, designs and patterns means there’s a pair (or two) to match both your character and swimwear. Our staple favourites are  Riekers ladies black sandals, they have a place in every wardrobe. Not only do they look stunning on holiday, they are perfect for throwing on in the summer with a cool dress, even when time is short.

Wide fit

At Rieker we know how hard it is to find a wide fit sandal that is both stylish and fits well. These ladies silver combination sandals are extremely versatile and a holiday essential. These breathable shoes keep your feet cool, whilst looking sophisticated when paired with your holiday and summer ensembles. 

Even if you don’t think you have a wide fit foot, a wide fit shoe can be a good choice for holidays. After a plane journey our feet swell, and it is so important that we look after them. Choosing a wide fit shoe can reduce rubbing and friction, which in turn avoids those pesky painful blisters. Comfort and style are not mutually exclusive.

Walking sandals 

walking sandal

Our range of super comfy sandals contour the feet and hug your arches like a natural footprint, ensuring you can explore and endure endless hours of walking, pain free!  A thermoplastic elastomer sole means they are flexible and fatigue resistant, so you don’t need to worry about any tears or abrasions. 

The last thing you need when you’re travelling is a panic to find a replacement sandal, you need something durable, stylish and strong. Resistant to weathering, chemicals, low and high temperatures, we have a range of fun walking sandals for an array of locations. The lightweight feel means they can be easily packed into a suitcase or backpack – even with those baggage allowances, with these packed in our case, all we need now is a boarding pass! 

We particularly love the Reiker ladies beige walking sandal, not only do they feel like a slipper, but the neutral wearable colours means they can be matched with any outfit!

Holiday ready feet 

Don’t forget that part of the fun of wearing sandals is experimenting with nail varnish colours and designs. Be bold by choosing shocking coral, or be sophisticated with a nude or gold. Give your feet the attention they need by exfoliating, buffing, and moisturising to make them holiday ready. 

Make sure to browse our full selection of ladies sandals here at Rieker to find the perfect pair for you!

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