Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to lock away your boots, book yourself in for a pedicure, and polish those toes to perfection. With a whole season of sunny days at the beach and pool ahead of us, now’s the perfect time to snag a new pair of sandals. Whether you’re looking for a budget purchase or a special investment, Hong Kong has a pair to suit every style, so go ahead and check out our pick of the best.
1. Beaded Watermelon Slides
Summertime is all about getting juicy (no we don’t mean that) with a cheeky cocktail packed with heaps of zesty fruit, so it’s only natural that Zara has whipped up with these fabulous creations so you can match your favourite tipple. We love these sparkly Beaded Watermelon Slides which scream summer fun by the pool – or beach (if you’re willing to risk getting sand stuck in between those gorgeous little beads). These might not be the cheapest pair on the block, but just look at them – adorable!
Where: Zara, locations vary (click here for more information)
How much: $449
2. Velvet Pagodas
These slinky numbers are causing quite the stir since launching in Hong Kong this Spring. Adding a velvet twist to the classic flip-flop, quirky local brand Pagoda is bringing luxury to your doorstep (quite literally) when you order a pair online. Available in three gorgeous colours (for both men and women), these plush flats are stylish, super comfortable, and perfect for any al fresco occasion – they’re even splash resistant! The rubber sole makes for a confident stride, while the soft midsole moulds to your foot pattern after a few wears to provide the ultimate ride. Each pair also comes with its very own embroidered drawstring velvet travel pouch too – how fabulous!
Where: Pagodastore (click here for more information)
How much: $250 (shipping is free within Asia)
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3. Velvet Play Aztec Laced Up Sandal
Channel your inner Aztec warrior with these fiercely cool boho style sandals from our favourite online store, Zalora. Tantalising tassels, super vibrant colours, and general badass style make these Aztec Sandals a summer must-have for any free spirit with a fiery side. They are absolutely perfect for festivals, holidays, or chilling on the beach, and the best part is they’re also on SALE! Grab a pair now before they get snapped up!
Where: Zalora (click here for more information)
How much: $149 (original price: $249)
4. Nina Tie Ballet
Calling all twinkle toes! Unleash your inner ballerina with these adorable silver Nina Tie Ballet pumps from our favourite go-to bargain store, Cotton On. For a bargain $119, you can dance the night away (quite literally) in comfort. They’re also available in Navy Velvet and Blush Satin, but we say go all out and pick silver for the most dramatic effect – you’ll be tapping those little toes down LKF in no time!
Where: Cotton On (click here to find your nearest store)
How much: $119
5. Krown Lace Espadrilles
Nothing says summer like a pair of espadrilles, and Topshop has nailed it with these beauties. Add a touch of Game of Thrones to your summertime antics and let your inner Mother of Dragons wreak havoc with these gorgeous lace and leather Krown Lace Espadrilles. With free shipping to Hong Kong, you’d be mad to miss out – just don’t forget to put on the rest of your outfit too (well, she does like to get her kit off, let’s be honest!)
Where: Topshop online
How much: Approx. $550 (based on UK website)
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