See ya chunky sandals

This summer, we are replacing our chunky sandals with equally chunky platform flip flops – or flatforms.

That’s right, the 90s ‘It’ shoe has made a comeback and you have The Row to thank for it’s surprising renaissance. Before you turn your nose up at these “man-repellers”, take note that a number of style stars have already adapted them to their wardrobes, and we only expect their popularity to grow as we progress further into the summer.

At first glance they might not seem appealing to everyone, but there are a few factors that could change your mind. Firstly, they are extremely comfortable making them perfect for lockdown. Secondly, they go with absolutely everything while making you feel a little more put together than your standard flip flops.


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We can guarantee that platform flips flops will hit the mark with anyone who favours a minimalist way of dressing, and definitely someone who already has bulky boots and chunky sandals on their shoe rack.

Apart from The Row, we have also spotted this silhouette at ATP Atelier in a range of finishes. We suggest sticking to leather or faux leather as this makes a casual shape look a lot more elevated.

The shift towards simplicity isn’t going anywhere, so throw on your oversized dress and treat your feet to one of our top picks below.

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