The cheap summer getaway is a wonderful thing. Decent villa avec pool, short walk from the beach/bars, loads of sunshine – perfection. The tricky part comes when you realise the flight (which was also a steal) only allows one teeny tiny cabin bag, and a check-in case costs roughly 10 grand. Before you’ve even had a chance to think about footwear, your 56x45x25cm case is already overflowing with bottles containing no more than 100ml of varying liquids.
So here are a few ideas from the Golden Boot collection that we buy in every year. They’re failsafe, comfortable, can be packed down easily and are smart enough for the taverna you’ve been eyeing up on the seafront.
First up is a super sweet sandal from Salt-Water. These come in an array of summery shades and a couple of different styles. The sizing is slightly different to what you’d be used to, so it’s worth asking our team for advice before buying. All Salt-Water styles come with rust-proof buckles, can be worn in the water, and simply hand washed with a gentle detergent. Effortless to wear with everything.
Gabor Lanzarote have been on the shop floor for many a summer season. The comfort and versatility can’t be beaten. They’re available in loads of shades and look great with sweet summer dresses or simple white cut off trousers. The sole unit fits snugly to the foot, and the broad leather upper supports the arch making them easy to wear every day.
For the gents we’re featuring a summer holiday fave for many men I know. Hey Dude offer shoes and sandals that are durable and feather-light. Hey Dude Wally Washed features a stone washed canvas upper for a relaxed looked, and the wide fitting ensures guaranteed comfort.
For more ideas and to see the full collection visit us in store or online www.thegoldenboot.co.uk