Welcome back to our World’s Best Shoppers series—a monthly feature where we tap into the shopping leaders of the fashion world—from the best fashion buyers to fashion directors—for sartorial insight on what to buy each season. These shopping experts are always two steps ahead of the fashion curve, they’re savvy to every brand under the sun, and they’re on top of all the latest seasonal trends before everyone else. Today we’re gaining insight from our world's best shoppers on the must-have shoes to add to our carts this season. From this season’s trending sporty sandals to staple Birkenstocks with a cool twist and must-have strappy sandals that go with everything in your closet, take a look below for plenty of shoe inspiration to get you excited for the sunny season ahead.
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Elizabeth von der Goltz
"For this summer, I am shopping from our Jet-a-Porter shop, which includes all must-haves for any occasion. Specifically, the Saint Laurent Paris Minimalist leather sandals in metallic are perfect for a summer night out or can be paired nicely with a dress for a more formal office look."
“I adore the new Alighieri Leone Embellished Grosgrain and Canvas Espadrilles. Alighieri did such an amazing job with its new venture into footwear, which we are carrying exclusively at the moment. Any of the espadrilles are a must for this summer!”
"I also love Wandler's new shoes which launched just two weeks ago. The high-shine fabric and square cut toe are super flattering and make a workwear outfit feel extra special. Opt for this pair in ecru or a daring neon-green, which is the color of the summer."
"Birkenstocks have long been a summer vacation staple, and I'm very excited about this collaboration with Marie-Louise Scio from Il Pelicano hotels. This raffia style provides an interesting yet relaxed addition to your vacation wardrobe. I'll be sure to be wearing these in my travels this summer."
"Hiking sandals are a key trend for this season, bringing practicality to summer footwear options. We have been seeing some great options from The Row, Marques Almeida and Joseph, and a standout from me is the collaboration between designer Cecilie Bahnsen and Suicoke. I love the mix of the feminine beading with the utility of the sandal shape."