These £129 Autumn Sandals Are Trending 3 Hours Into London Fashion Week

The sandals I am wearing to the first day of London Fashion Week will definitely not please everyone. They are the ultimate "ugly" shoe, with a thick spongey sole, oversized straps that are covered with a sparkly navy and silver bouclé and little metal stud fastenings that are fashioned into eagles (yes, really). They are a tweed pair of sliders, if you will—the ultimate yet unexpected option for when we’re bridging two seasons.

The reactions I have had to these shoes so far have been polarising: Two friends have bought them while others have said things far too extreme to write down here. However, it would appear that fashion editors are in agreement: Kurt Geiger London's Orson sandals are a great—if totally wild card—buy.

Only two hours into London Fashion Week's first day and I’ve already spotted four other industry insiders wearing them, including someone sat next to me at a show this morning. The other journalist on the other side of us said, “I nearly wore them today too!” and we all know that three is a trend…

I've discovered that these chunky sandals look great with tailoring, so I decided to style mine today with a navy Kitri suit, but I’ve seen other editors wear them with midi dresses and jeans, indicating they're surprisingly versatile for a "Marmite" shoe choice. In fact, these are the first ugly sandals I have ever been brave enough to wear out in public, and I have found them so much easier to pair with multiple outfits than I initially thought.

 

In addition, my feet are like tissue paper, and so finding a pair of new shoes that don’t give me blisters is always a near-impossible task. But these might just be the comfiest shoes I own. Sold? It certainly seems like some of the coolest women I know are. Keep scrolling to see the shoes that are already trending on day one of London Fashion Week.

Fashion and beauty journalist Frankie got the memo and has found—same as me—that these go very well with a classic red polish.

Billie is the fashion news editor of Stylist mag and has been wearing hers with a chic tunic dress.

Double Orson action on the FROW this morning.

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