If you spend a lazy weekend with friends and there’s no formal occasion, all you need is jeans, t-shirt and a pair of comfy flats for that impromptu walk someone always suggests (usually to walk off your large lunch or to get to the pub).
We’ve had our first few days of proper spring at last – warm temperatures and sunny skies – so I was good to go in my graphic t-shirt, a cashmere sweater just in case it got chilly, jeans and a pair of (what I think of as) very retro, woven metallic loafers: these are by Lotus and were beautifully comfortable for a country walk and all those others things I mentioned above.
I chose these because they reminded me of woven leather shoes my sister used to wear in the late 1980s, but I went for a modern version in a warm metallic colour. And yes, they were so comfy (on the first wear, too!) and there were no blisters thankfully. I’ve had shoes from Lotus before (white leather loafers with a red sole which I still love) and they too were incredibly comfortable, so I think Lotus may be the go-to place for shoes that you can walk in without having to resort to sports shoes.
I’ve seen this woven style around a lot so they’re quite on-trend, but I thought being metallic made a nice change (they’re also available in natural, white and silver).
Just one thing about this style: I ordered my usual size and I never normally have to go up or down a size, but this style was very large. I went a full size down and as the leather is so soft they were the perfect fit, so if you’re thinking about ordering some get a size smaller. Apart from having to exchange the size (which was quick and painless) these are the ideal summer shoe.
Are you wearing your summer shoes and sandals yet? It’s that time of year that some people have scorching temperatures already but others are just about saying goodbye to the snow!
I have written this post in collaboration with Lotus Shoes. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.