Not too long ago, the only women who wore T-bar sandals and shoes were in kindergarten or practicing their cha-cha at dance class. This despite the T-bar's association with the Roaring Twenties when everyone broke the rules, including fashion rules and despite the fact that flappers, dancers and bobby-sock wearing little girls' mothers knew that T-bars are fabulous since they always stay in place and always are comfortable, even when they have heels and you’re doing the cancan on stage in a Prohibition bar. Fast forward to today and Spree's range of T-bar sandals: channel your inner Daisy Buchanan and add high shine to a daytime look with a glittery or metallic pair or opt for pastel T-bars with laser cut-outs for summer. No bobby socks, please! Traditional black or brown T-bar shoes are trend-proof and seasonless; wear them all year round and alternate between classic block heels and flats with contemporary contrast soles to mix things up. Cool cat kudos to you if you throw in a pair of ’70s-inspired T-bar wedges, too.
Flip-flops are ubiquitous now after shaking off the beach sand and stepping up to the ranks of everyday women's footwear. At the peak of a South African summer, it is not uncommon to sea a pair of leather flip-flops at the office or casual rubber flip-flops pretty much everywhere else. Decorated styles with beads, sequins and baubles are great after sunset. Accessorise them with a beautiful pedi and there's no reason flip-flops can't be attached to your feet throughout summer. One step up from flip-flops are sliders. They were probably born next to an Olympic pool and became synonymous with sportsmen who need to give their hard-running/kicking/jumping feet a break. The clunky, chunky styles that made it onto fashionable feet when athleisure became a thing have morphed into flat-out decadent bling with fake fur uppers, pastel flatforms and wide metallic criss-cross straps. As far as women's summer footwear goes, you won't find better, cooler or more comfortable than T-bar sandals, flip-flops and sliders, nor an easier way to shop the latest styles at affordable prices than with Spree.