While a pair of heels may be most people’s first thought when it comes to making a designer shoe splurge, one overlooked footwear investment are sandals. If you think about it in terms of wearability, sandals are easily the more comfortable choice since they typically have flat soles that make them a breeze to walk in.
When it comes to style, there’s a plethora of styles that sandals come in, ranging from more minimalist designs that match seamlessly with any outfit or ones that are more eye-catching and instantly become your outfit's statement piece. Below, we list down a number of chic designer pairs that are definitely worth investing in. Keep scrolling on!
LOOK: Chic Designer Sandals That Are Worth the Splurge
1. Dior Dway Slide
Kicking off this list are the ubiquitous Dway Slides from Dior! We’re certain that almost every celeb has a pair of these sandals, with the likes of Liza Soberano and Anne Curtis sporting this chic footwear. And understandably so, these embroidered slip-ons combine both comfort and style into one shoe. The Dway Slides also come in several different iterations, ranging from bright to neutral hues, to floral printed soles or the brand’s signature Toile de Jouy fabric. However, if you’re on the lookout for a versatile pair, then we suggest their black variation which always makes for a timeless choice.
Dway Slide, €620 (approx. P34,993.42), DIOR
2. Dior DiorAct Sandal
Another style from Dior made it to this list and it’s the DiorAct Sandal! Chunky sandals became a popular choice during the quarantine when casual dressing was a priority. Now, chunky footwear still holds a place in one’s closet thanks to the comfort and versatility they offer. The DiorAct leather sandals may look bulky and heavy, but it's actually ultra-lightweight, making it an ideal walking companion. Further enhancing the sandal’s luxe feel is the gold-toned metal “Dior” signature on the velcro bands to complete its look.
DiorAct Sandal, €950 (approx. P53,678.04), DIOR
3. Bottega Veneta Woven Slide Sandal
If you’re looking for a classic yet unique-looking sandal, then the Bottega Veneta Woven Slide Sandals might be right up your alley. This pair features the Italian fashion house’s signature intrecciato weaving that elevates it from your regular leather sandal by bringing more dimension to its silhouette. You can also choose from among seven colorways that come in either neutral tones or bolder shades depending on your preference.
Woven Slide Sandals, P83,567.03, BOTTEGA VENETA
4. Hermès Chypre Sandal
While Hermès is best known for their Oran sandals, another less known but just as stylish pair from the French luxury house is their Chypre style. Much like the Oran, this sandal has the H cutout design on the front but also features an added strap near the ankle that allows them to be adjusted. They’re also a bit on the chunkier side, what with its slightly thick rubber sole. Recently spotted on style mavens like Heart Evangelista and Sofia Andres, it won’t be a surprise to see this sandal one day become the new celeb go-to shoe in the future!
Chypre Sandal, $730 (approx. P43,106.87), HERMÈS
5. Prada Monolith Brushed Leather Sandals
ICDYK, Prada has a sandal version of their popular chunky Monolith boots! Characterized by its iconic monolithic sole, the Monolith Brushed Leather Sandals are incredibly light despite their bulky form. Although commonly used for fine classic footwear, the brushed leather material used to create the Monoliths was intentional. The Italian fashion house wanted to show off its duality in combining the traditional with the contemporary.
Monolith Brushed Leather Sandals, $1,070 (approx. P63,184.04), PRADA
6. Mach & Mach Double Bow Crystal Embellished PVC Slides
A dainty pair of sandals you need to add to your wish list is the Mach & Mach PVC slides. These sandals serve a glass-like effect thanks to their clear material that also makes them so easy to partner with just about any ensemble! We're sure that you'll feel like you're Cinderella with this bow-embellished pair! So cute!
Double Bow Crystal Embellished PVC Slides, €805 (approx. P45,465.35), MACH & MACH
7. Chanel Cord Lambskin Sandals
The Chanel Cord Lambskin Sandals are the epitome of the perfect beach sandal. For one, they have a sturdy sole that’ll make walking on dunes less cumbersome. Plus, aside from their velcro bands, these sandals also feature cord straps to ensure a snug fit all day. Functionality aside, the French luxury label’s trademark quilted fabric combined with the woven rope is an unexpected amalgamation of casual yet chic feel.
Cord Lambskin Sandals, $1,095 (approx. P64,666.87), CHANEL
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