With summer on the way & the world finally reopening, it's time to step out in stylish sandals. If you want to be on-trend, you are spoilt for choice this season. Whether you crave comfort or want to glam it up, there's a sandal for you. Here's the key summer looks for 2021 and where to find the best large size sandals right now.
With many of us still working from home, easy wear slip on styles are going nowhere. Slipper inspired slides can take you from indoors to out.
For a luxe option, padded and quilted mules are having a moment. Soft leathers are braided, woven, knotted and gathered to elevate the look.
90s inspired flatform and platform soles are in. Kitten & midi heel mules are a great option if you want a change from your WFH flats and ease yourself in to heels again.
Flip flops are fancy this season, with sleek minimal styles, luxe materials and embellishments. Toe loop details add further interest.
Chunky "ugly sandals" like the classic 2 strap style are still en vogue. So get your lockdown Birkenstocks back out for summer 2021!
At the opposite end of the spectrum, barely there strappy sandals are everywhere. For maximum impact, try a lace up style to adorn your legs too.
If you prefer covered toe sandals, the key look for Summer 2021 is fisherman sandals. These leather caged styles still let your feet breathe. Plus there's no pedi needed. 😊
Colour wise, there are lots of blue shoes about - light chambray shades, brights & even metallics. But there's a mix of natural earth tones, bright colour pops and sparkly metallics to choose from. Stripes and animal prints are in too. Anything goes, so try something new and have fun in the sun.
Scroll on for a round-up of the latest sandals - all available in big sizes of course.
Spanish brand Emma offer fashionable cork footbed sandals up to size 47 EU (13 UK or 15 US).
This striking multi strap style caught my eye. As of 27 August the metallic version pictured is now sold out. But they are still in stock in most sizes in red and black mixed colourways. These versatile everyday sandals look really smart. Made from leather in Spain, they cost €45.
There are also plenty of other other Emma cork sandal styles still available in large sizes from Irish web store Cinderella Shoes who ship worldwide (with no extra charges for UK customers post Brexit).
Sorel's bestselling Cameron flatform wedge sandals (
$130 now on sale at $97 as of August 27th) go up to size 12 US (10 UK or 43 EU) and ship worldwide. They run large so you may need to size down.
These lightweight sandals are a sporty take on the classic espadrille. The flatform sole is bang on-trend and wrapped in jute for bonus style points.
They come in a variety of soft leather or suede colours. There's this cute Sunnyside yellow, Signal red and a bright mixed colourway. Go with anything neutral shades are available too.
With an adjustable velcro ankle strap & a scalloped sole for extra traction, these versatile sandals will take you anywhere.
If you prefer to keep your toes covered, Fisherman sandals are also trending for Summer 2021. Leather caged sandals still let your feet breathe & stay cool but keep your toes fairly covered. No pedi? No problem!
These Isla cage sandals from Low Heels UK are light and comfy to wear with a 1.5cm heel. The woven leather straps break up the foot which is flattering for larger sizes.
Even better, you can customise the colour and have a pair made especially for you for £100. Available up to size 45 EU (12 UK / 13 US) for delivery worldwide.
For a fresh fashion twist on the Fisherman trend, try these leather Wagner sandals from US brand Aerosoles (
$135 now reduced to just $55). They go up to size 12 US (10 UK / 43 EU) and Aerosoles ship worldwide.
These sandals are available in blue croc effect (pictured) and tan leather with a contrasting chunky flatform sole. A crystal buckle adds a touch of bling to complete the look.
They feature Aerosoles' comfort technology with padded insoles and flexible soles, so your feet will feel good too.
For an easy wear option, Long Tall Sally have you covered with these slipper inspired mules for just £29. Available in black as well as nude beige, they go up to size 12 UK (14 US, 46 EU). Extra wide fit heeled versions are also available but only up to size 9 UK.
The quilted finish is a key look this season and gives these slip-ons an effortlessly elegant look.
LTS deliver worldwide but note that product prices can vary a lot by region.
These striking heeled sandals from US brand Lonia are available up to size 15 US (13 UK) in a whole rainbow of shades- from brights (blue, red, yellow) to earthy (olive, maroon) to neutrals (black, tan, grey and cream). Each colour has its own style name. The lilac sandals pictured are Jona.
These 3 inch heel vegan sandals are right on trend with their chunky woven braided straps. Plus you can save $20 with code PRETTY20 (valid on all shoes).
Lonia ship worldwide but note that returns are generally for store credit only.
Knot sandals and ankle straps are both in this season. With a 2.5 inch block heel, they are a nice comfortable height.
Ideal if you are finally going "out out", or for meeting up with family and friends again. Also a popular choice for weddings, they come in gold as well as this eyecatching metallic blue.
Unfortunately these wide fit block heel sandals from La Redoute UK are out of stock in nearly all large sizes as of early July 2021.
But there are still plenty of summer sandals available up to size 45 EU or 10-10.5 UK. Even better most are reduced in the summer sale!
US brand Torrid have some lovely wide fit sandals available up to size 13 US - all at very affordable prices. They ship worldwide, but USA and Canada are their main markets.
The braiding on these extra wide faux leather flip flops gives them a really chic look that is bang on-trend. They have an extra cushioned footbed so should be more comfortable than basic flip flops too.
Unfortunately this particular style has now sold out. But Torrid still have summer sandals available in larger sizes here.
Fitflop are famous for their premium flip flops and toe-post sandals. These Fino metallic feather sandals are a little bit special & go up to size 9 UK (11 US, 43 EU).
Embellished with a fabulous statement feather, they're available in shimmering rose gold, gold, silver and black.
They feature ergonomic, ultra-cushioned soles for all-day comfort. Easily dressed up or down, these flip flops will take you anywhere.
Priced at £75 Now reduced to just £30 in the sale, Fitflop ship to UK, Europe, US & Canada.
If sexy stiletto sandals are more your style, these strappy Nina heels go up to size 11 UK (13 US) in both medium and wide fit. They cost just £25 from ASOS Design. Choose from classic nude beige and black shades.
The tie-leg design is hot for Summer 2021 and takes these strappy sandals to the max.
ASOS offer free delivery and returns for most countries worldwide.
Just launched in May, these Mitopé ankle wrap sandals (£126) certainly make a statement. Made from vegan leather with a 4 inch stiletto heel, they are available in all black or this eye catching bright orange and brown combo.
These sandals are the first drop from UK brand Rayo who specialise in shoe sizes 7-12 UK (up to 46 EU or 14 US) and ship worldwide. Founder Paula plans to release new styles as limited editions for sustainability and to reduce waste.
If you prefer flat sandals, how about these beautiful Fleur sandals (€155) just launched by boutique brand Miyana Berlin, who ship to all EU countries.
Handcrafted in Italy from smooth leather, these minimal flats epitomise this season's barely there sandal trend. The leg ties add extra femininity and flair.
In this classic nude beige, they'll go with everything and be a timeless piece for your wardrobe. Fleur also comes in a bright metallic blue - sure to add a colour pop to any outfit.
I hope this post helps you see that there are plenty of gorgeous summer sandals available for large shoe sizes. You just need to know where to look. 😊 Check out the shoe shop directory for more stores selling sandals in your size.