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The Flatform Sandals Edit

23rd May 2021

WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT

Slide into something more comfortable with wedge-soled sandals by Prada, Miu Miu, Jil Sander and The Row.

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The Row ‘Ginza’ sandals.

A runway favourite that makes a statement, flatforms tend to split opinion. You either love them for their comfortable soles and modern styling, or think they’re kind of – weird. Not to be mistaken for a platform, they’re a style of shoe all their own. The clue is in the name – the soles are flat. Somewhat misleadingly, they shouldn’t be mistaken for ‘flats’ either – they can be anywhere between half an inch and six inches tall. We know – they’re surprisingly multifaceted for a shoe, and can be pumps, trainers or boots, too. But what with it being spring, and in a bid not to overcomplicate things, we’re focusing on sandals. Here we break it down it down into our favourite styles of the season.  From the distinctly ‘90s to boho chic and high-octane glamour – these flatforms will make you feel anything but flat. 

MODERN STATEMENT
This spring/summer, kick back by the pool (or in your back garden) in ultra-modern Givenchy slides, or tone things down in The Row’s cult Ginza flip flops. A hint of ‘90s chic, and a bit of much-needed bounce in your step. 

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HIGH POINT
Flatforms with a few extra inches, AKA The Big Guns. Flamboyant embellishments and blood-red satin are screaming to be worn on a night out in Miami. Failing that, an evening at the local boozer could only be improved by a pair of Ganni’s knotted sliders. Playful and glam, this is peak flatform fabulousness. 

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BOHO CHIC
Sun-bleached hair and a killer tan look good with almost anything. They look particularly good with espadrilles, leather lace-up sandals and artisanal details. Look to Chloe, Jacquemus and The Attico for a contemporary take on the bohemian trend this summer. Subtle seventies influences FTW. 

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