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As we welcome with open arms the long-awaited intervention of the glorious sun into grey British weather, the other highly anticipated intervention is a fashionable one; a fashionable and  comfortable one in fact. Let us introduce the new season shoe-crush: the Comfort Sandal.

You may frown upon this concept at first, thinking they fall into Scholl territory, but, one glance at the spring/summer 2012 catwalks and you’ll realise that even the designers were crushing on the heelless shoe.

Championed at Christopher Kane in the form of pool sandals, and dearly accepted by the fashion clique, we knew straight off flats were the new high. Metallic soles with black leather straps and Perspex upper detailing showed up at 3.1 Phillip Lim, whilst Alexander Wang put out the lugged rubber sole, perforated lambskin Karlie sandal we instantly fell head over flats in love with (pun intended).

Although leaning towards the season’s prominent sporty trend, Kane paired his with pretty florals and glistening brocade minis and 3.1 Phillip Lim thought nothing of the Comfort Sandal looking equally desirable with Easter egg pastels. It’s no longer a crime to omit heels from your outfit, especially when the alternative looks this good!

Channel the trend with our hot-to-trot Comfort Sandal picks and give your over-worked, over-heeled feet a well-deserved summer break!

1. Pastiche Metallic Sandals, £70, available at Topshop

2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Mirrored Metallic Sandals, £335, available at My Theresa

3. Ann Demeulemeester women’s Camoscio Skeletal Sandals, £600, available at LN-CC

4. Senso Indiana Patent Strapped Sandals, £125, available at ASOS

5. Alexander Wang Karlie Flat Sandals, £257.72, available at Shopbop

6. Givenchy Virginia Biker Glitter Sandals, £515, available at My Theresa

7. Alexander Wang Raquel Ankle Wrap Sandals, £257.72, available at Shopbop

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