Festival season is in full swing, so now is the time to get your footwear game sorted. Come rain or shine, our round-up of the coolest shoes to be seen in has got you covered.
Got your ticket to Glastonbury? Bagged a spot at Bestival or Hideout? Even if the only field action you’re getting this summer is a one-day blowout in your local park, now is the time to get your feet as festival-ready as you are. The line-ups across the globe for summer 2015 are set to be scorching, it’s just a shame we can’t guarantee the weather will follow suit. Luckily for our feet, there is a shoe to fit every weather eventuality. So grab a waterproof wellie for rain, a stylish flat for shine and then you’re fully prepped to deal with whichever hand you’re dealt.
For those mornings when you wake to a soggy tent and you know you’ve got a wet and wild day in store, our edit of the best festival footwear includes classic Wellington boot styles, a designer collaboration and an unexpected debut boot from Markus Lupfer. For blue sky days, we’ve found gladiator sandals in full-fringed glory that will have Wilderness ticket holders lining up, pristine kicks for mud-free affairs (glastogoers, maybe leave these at home) and beach-friendly espadrilles ideal for Sonar. And we had to include a Mandal (man sandals but now worn by gals) as that’s what it’s all about this summer. Take note only the original Teva man sandal will do.
On a more feminine note, chances are white will be having a major moment in your festival wardrobe this year, be that a pretty day dress, a broderie anglaise playsuit or billowing kaftan. If thats the case, gold is the metal de jour and weve got it covered in the foot department.
Weve scoured the high street and the high end to bring you the Maire Claire edit of the coolest festival footwear EVER. Click through the gallery for this seasons most wanted every single pair will make sure your feet are not only stylish, but also comfortable so youll be the last one standing
A year or two ago, you were more likely to spot a pair of Tevas on your next-door-neighbour's gardening feet than you would on the soles of a sartorial festival-goer, but trust us all that is a thing of the past. What the Birkenstock did for mumsy slip-ons Teva has done for the hiking sandal and the Original sandal is our festival fave.
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Simple yet ever so chic, these navy suede T-bar thong sandals from A Piedi have the whole fashion team lusting after them.
Trust Zara to come up with a sandal that ticks the gladiator and fringing trend in one. It's every bohemian girl's dream summer sandal.
If you're sticking to a trainer this festival season, take your cue from the headline act and make it a Superstar. We can't guarantee these Adidas Superstar East River Rivalry trainers will stay pristine white all week, but you'll keep your style credentials in check.
What do you get when master rubber craftsmen team up with a French designer? The ultimate sartorial welly boot!
There Aztec-style espadrilles will go with denim cut-offs or a clashing print mash-up. Consider them your fail-safe, budget-friendly option.
With their stacked sole and soft gold leather, these thronged sandals will take you from field to after-party in one simple step. (Or, you know, however many steps it takes to get there).
We couldn't have a festival footwear round-up without including Glastonbury's saviour Hunter. Each year the iconic brand brings out a new spin on its classic style. For SS15 we love their jet-black fringed boot.