FIVE SWEET SS19 SHOES
By Steven Potter, 29 April 2019
With temperatures rising and T-shirt weather around the corner (hopefully), you might be about ready to swap out your trusty winter boots for a more summer-appropriate style. Before you make the switch-up, take a look at the five best styles on ASOS right now – from chunky kicks (of course) through to hybrid styles that fuse two classic looks into one.
CAT Intruder trainers
We’re talking footwear so in line with the sneaker choice du jour we found the chunkiest pair of chunky kicks we could, in the form of these Cat Intruders. These archive-inspired trainers are ideal for tapping into the ever-present throwback trend. Part of the Intruder Brights range, this style gets a seasonal update in the form of bright, colour-blocked overlays. Use as a statement pair with a stripped-back look, or go bolder with a tee to match the blue and orange details.
When you think flip-flops, the first thing that springs to mind is probably the sound they make when you walk in them, but the second is probably: Havaianas. First designed in 1962 with a rice-straw footbed (hence the rice-like texture on the today’s soles), the brand has since become synonymous with beachy footwear. Opt for the plain grey option above for that go-with-everything vibe, or go for a colour-blocked or printed pair for a more statement summer look.
ASOS DESIGN techy sandals
We’re covering all aspects of the sandal family tree with this next drop. Sandals may not be your go-to summer look, but with the faux-pas footwear choice getting up-specced techy overhauls from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith for SS19, it’s definitely time to give those toes an airing. Take the pair from ASOS DESIGN above: a chunkier sole increases the all-important comfort levels and those bright-orange straps are ideal for representing the bolder colour scheme of the season. Socks with sandals may have been one of fashion’s biggest no-nos, but in 2019, it’s not only acceptable – it’s actively encouraged.
ASOS DESIGN trainer sandals
Maybe you’re not ready for sandals just yet and you’re thinking 'Why isn’t there a hybrid of the two styles – you know, with a trainer-like sole and cut-out upper with straps instead of laces?’ Well, you're in luck thanks to the above trainer-sandal style. Cop this pair for keeping those tootsies covered while still reaping the benefit of the sandals' airy nature and tapping into the chunky footwear hype. And again, don't be afraid to flex with some socks, too.
ASOS DESIGN mule espadrilles
Hybrid styles seem to be very much a thing for 2019, but we’re going for a slightly more formal vibe with this next pair. With an espadrille-style sole fused with a loafer-like upper complete with bar detail, the above mules are a summer holiday cop for sure. Think of them as your chilling on the beach, straight into a nice seafront restaurant kinda gig. You don’t even have to take a ‘going-out’ pair because, well, these are your going-out pair.