8 Stylish Sustainable Sandals to Brighten Up Your Summer

With heavy downpours and high temperatures hitting the city over the last few weeks, you can be sure that summer has well and truly arrived in Hong Kong!

It never seems to get easier coping with our humid, subtropical urban jungle — but whether you’re summering elsewhere or battling through the Hong Kong heat, we can all do with some cute footwear to brighten up both our mood and our wardrobe! Here’s our pick of the hottest sandals to kick this season up a notch.

Brother Vellies: Bike Shoes


Nothing says “hot girl summer” like strappy heels in some blindingly bright colours. These chic heeled sandals from Brother Vellies – who are dedicated to keeping African artisanal techniques alive by creating and sustaining ‘fair labour’ jobs across the continent – come in four different neon colours… But we think orange is the new black.

Available at Brother Vellies

Aera: Gina Sandals

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Looking for something a little more comfortable and down-to-earth, but still pretty enough for your holiday getaways? This pair from Aera is vegan, incredibly soft and perfect for sunny days that blend into romantic nights.

Available at Aera

Simon Miller: Ghost Wedges

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A major cool girl moment, these wedges are lined with vegan leather for the utmost comfort and have a 10-cm “ghost” heel that elevates your summer fashion game to a whole other level. We love them paired with a white dress.

Available at Simon Miller

Maison Métisse: Adria Sandals

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One of the more affordable kicks on this list, these sandals are nothing short of divine. Channel your inner Greek goddess with these godly heels with gold straps that are made from pineapple leather.

Available at Maison Métisse

Pīferi: Miranda 125 Platform Sandals

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Live your best vintage Barbie life with these beautiful platform sandals in vegan satin. We adore the cherry red – it’s making us want to look hot, go dancing and be flirty… Just the thing for gaining a few inches while you conquer the party!

Available at Pīferi

NAE: Jackie Blue Sandals

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These vegan sandals are also giving us major vintage vibes, but they’re a little more on the cosy, cottagecore side. Wear these with a pastel floral or gingham dress and imagine yourself on a strawberry farm, far, far away from your problems…

Available at Avesu Vegan Shoes

Nanushka: Mahalia Chunky Sandals

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Don’t always feel like dressing up super girly? We gotcha. These chunky sandals are tough on the outside, but vegan on the inside. Pair them with whatever, for one of those “whatever” days — but you’ll still look effortlessly cool.

Available at Nanushka

Camper: Match Sandals

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Made with 100% recycled PET straps, these sandals are perfect for those outdoor days when you want to look cute, but don’t want to compromise on comfort and security — and you shouldn’t ever have to! This white-and-yellow combo is already brightening up our world like nothing else.

Available at Camper

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