Headed to a festival this Summer? And not sure what to wear? Don’t worry we’re in panic mode too. I mean how can we not be when the English weather is being, well, um, well just English! One thing we can prepare for though in the run-up to this season’s kickoff is festival footwear. And boy, are there options! We’ve put together an edit that will amp up your welly game and have you donating those gladiators to your local Oxfam.
First on our list is the good old trainer. This is for all you Sonar and Lollapalooza goers (or basically anywhere that isn’t prone to inclement conditions). The colour to sport is white so make sure you also buy one of those protective fabric sprays. Quintessential Converse All Stars has our inner teenager jumping for joy with it’s recent resurgence and of course there is the ever popular Adidas Stan Smiths, which we’re still loving. Nike Juvenate is a great option for those of us planning to sprint from one stage to the next; and always a winner too is Superga with the likes of Sienna Miller and Karlie Kloss spotted sporting the classic plimsoll of late. But for those feeling like a bit of designer, Marc Jacobs’ ‘Collage Print’ sneakers have us starry-eyed and ready to splurge on the chicest festival footwear.
But if you’re not digging the sporty look, then perhaps consider donning a pair of booties. The cowboy boot trend is in full swing this season with numerous options from high street brands River Island, Topshop, and Office to name a few. And if you’re looking to channel Wild West legend Annie Oakley, then look no further than Maje’s ‘Fuegan’ two-tone leather pair. You’ll be sure to lasso a look or two. But if this doesn’t have you saying “Yee-haw!” then maybe you prefer a pair of ankle rubber rain boots. Not only does this trend provide a safe choice for all you mosh pit lovers, but let’s be honest, it’s practical! No blisters, no wet feet, no worries. Brands such as Hunter and Burberry though, have transformed the idea of wearing wellies from drab to fab. Tory Burch has even come out with her own version of the pair giving Glastonbury mavens an easy decision for festival footwear.
Still not convinced though? There is always the festival-worthy sandal to rock on the day. We recommend choosing a platform look as heels on grass is dicey and exhausting for the Achilles needless to say. Looking at the options, Zara’s espadrille versions check the box in terms of affordability and style whereas Ash’s pricier ‘Vantage’ wedge wins on coolness. Whichever one you choose, make certain that your toes are painted and buffed; there’s no telling who you could be stood next to come headliner o’clock!
Feeling a little less stressed? Yeah, us too. Now keep calm, and festival on.