Havaianas, Melissa, FitFlop and K.Jacques sparkle up sandals with Swarovski crystals.Flip-flops, sandals or jellies—however you choose to cool your toes in summer there’s a glittering style to suit the occasion. Here, we’ve curated some of the best for poolside glamour, garden party fun, summer-in-the-city chic, and beach wedding beauty. The sun is shining, so put your best foot forward.
Since the first pair of Havaianas flip-flopped onto the beach in 1962, the name has become synonymous with thong footwear. Based on the traditional Japanese Zori sandal, whose soles are made of rice straw, and named after the Portuguese for “Hawaiians,” they’ve always had a touch of the exotic. Instantly recognizable, even their rubber soles are textured to resemble rice grains. Today, they are more glamorous than ever, sporting metallic finishes in gold, rose-gold, silver and bronze, as well as electric blue and black. Bejeweled embellishments dial up the sparkle all the way from one to ten, from a single crystal stud and sleek rows of crystals to brooch-style adornments and dazzling baroque arrangements. Get yourself a pair for every occasion.
FitFlop has cornered the comfort-with-style market with their Swarovski Capsule Collection Spring/Summer 2018. Available in Pink, Shiny Black, Silver and Gold, these desk-till-dawn sneakers, sandals and loafers are #forsuperwomen who love to sparkle on the move. The Superskate D’Orsay loafer is topped with tassels and drenched with crystals—a super-smart choice for running around at work or glitzing up weekend jeans. A brilliant mix of athleisure and sparkle, the F-Sporty Sneaker boasts sleek crystallized panels above FitFlop’s ultra-light Anatomicush midsole—just the thing to cut a dash around town. Then there’s the shimmering Linny Toe-Thong, the enemy of sore feet and best friend of comfy dressing up. Wear them from beach to bar or pack them for a destination wedding.
The K.Jacques 2018 Capsule Collection embellished with Swarovski Crystals has elevated the humble thong and strappy sandal to starry heights. Elegant lines are combined with gleaming metallics and subtle bedazzlements to create minimalist masterpieces for the discerning bridal party. From the graceful Wendy thong adorned with a single Crystal Pearl to the chic Joy, which features a crystal Pavé bead, there’s a luminous style to frame and flatter every foot.
Famous for its mouthwatering, candy-scented jellies, Melissa Shoes have sold over fifty million pairs. Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne and Dita Von Teese are fans, and if you aren’t already, then we bet you soon will be. That’s because one of its most popular designs, Ultragirl + J.Maskrey, are now available with crystals; these ballet-wedge silhouettes come in three gorgeous shades—gold, lilac and rose—perfect for poolside posing.