Sandals
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After weekdays cramped on the sweaty hell that is the Tube there’s nothing better than, come the weekend, freeing your feet with some serious slides. Forget disposable flip flops and battered old sandals, welcome to the new frontier of  cool – in both senses of the words – with our favourite footwear of the summer.

Valentino Garavani Camouflage-Print Rubber Slides, £175

Valentino Garavani Camouflage-print Rubber Slides

There’s barely a fashion house out there without a touch of camouflage in its collection but as far as we’re concerned it’s hard to beat Valentino’s yellow, silver and black take on the staple. A simple statement pair with slip-free soles, these rubber slides work pretty much anywhere. That said, they excel poolside with some more toned-down shorts.

Available at: www.mrporter.com

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Sandals, £480

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Sandals

These are only really perfect for lounging poolside if that pool happens to be on your own yacht. A breezy interpretation of Bottega Veneta’s signature Intrecciato leather, they’re smart enough to carry off with rolled-up chinos and a Royal Oak. The soles are gripped too so you won’t find yourself heading unceremoniously overboard.

Available at: www.mrporter.com

Raf Simons X Adidas Adilette Slides, £92

Raf Simons X Adidas Adilette Slides

We couldn’t decide between Raf Simmons or Adidas Originals – so we didn’t. These super-cool sports slides are nice and subtle in black and brown with their chequered mid-foot strap. They’re considerably less subtle in Super Lemon. For a little bit more on them, check out our previous piece here.

Available at: www.farfetch.com

Off-White Striped Slides, £201

Off-white Striped Slide Sandals

You need to be a certain level of cool to contemplate adding Off-White to your wardrobe and these slides illustrate why. Still there’s no denying that the textured, fuzzy material is eye-catching, and if you can pull it off though, they’re worth every penny. And hey, they even tell you which foot is which – if you need help for that sort of thing.

Available at: www.farfetch.com

Saint Laurent Sling-Back Sandals, £510

Saint Laurent Sling-Back Sandals

Every now and then we all need a little extra support – especially if you find your slides getting away from you all too often. These smart sling-back sandals can be adjusted to fit flawlessly, and the warm brown calfskin oozes the kind of quality you’d expect from Saint Laurent, with a  healthy dose of pure Italian flair.

Available at: www.farfetch.com