Those of you who have looked at Who What Wear over the past few months will be pretty up to speed on all things related to summer sandals in 2019. In case you missed it, tan is trending (and can be relied upon to look very expensive no matter how much you spend); Velcro hiking sandals have gained major footing in fashion circles (Teva’s leading the affordable pack, and Prada the luxe one); and strappy Carrie Bradshaw–style stilettos are the fancy summer heels of choice from literally every influencer we can think of. You may know that Topshop has created a vegan range, that Chanel’s PVC slides turned out to be a big hit and By Far’s kitten heels have been multiplying on Instagram. But what you may not be yet acquainted with are the more subtle shoe movements, primarily, the microtrends we’re already noticing in the world of sandals.
The below styles are somewhat controversial and certainly represent a “Marmite” kind of addition to your closets (some of you will love them). But however you feel, know this: There’s a group for all microtrends, and the below sandal styles are already picking up on social media and amongst the coolest fashion people. I’ll personally be interested in two of these trends: “granny” wedges (as I’m calling them—essentially comfy a low-wedge slider!) and green shoes (I’ve had a lot of wear out of red sandals with all sorts of outfits, so I’m sure another colour could work just as successfully).