Haute Edits

08 June, 2022

Shearling Sandals for the Summer – Yay or Nay?

Sandals are THE summer shoe. Like boots dominate Fall and Winter, sandals are pretty much it for the summer. The end goal is always comfort and ease with so many kinds to choose from. We’re constantly looking for new sandal styles to upgrade our class for the long summer stretch. This time, while browsing for summer sandals, we came across genuine shearling sandals. Let that sink in.

We’re constantly looking for new sandal styles to upgrade our class for the long summer stretch. This time, while browsing for summer sandals, we came across shearling loafers. Let that sink in.

Yes, shearling, generally associated with our winter coats and boots, has somehow found its way into summer sandals. It’s 2022, so anything can happen, and nothing surprises us anymore, but considering the sweltering heat outside, the notion of pair of shearling ones didn’t sit well with us.

Shearling Sandals are so comfortable

We did give it a thought and decided to ask you. What do you think about soft shearling shoes for the summer? Some people live in colder regions, and summers aren’t that hot. So for them, they probably aren’t such a bad idea. It’s about feeling comfortable and cozy, and they certainly nailed that aspect.
Versace and Prada have versions with just the strap made out of shearling wool, and the rest is business as usual. Good for lazying around at home or going anywhere with air conditioning – mall trips, cinema, friends’ place, etc. We probably won’t suggest them for grocery runs if you’re going to be making the trip on foot.

pink shearling sandals

The Balenciaga, Aquazzura, and Hermés designs feature shearling all over: straps + insole. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds with the soft fur against your feet. Hold that thought, though. Imagine a rainy day, kids splashing water in the yard, pool day, or other 101 water activities synonymous with summer? The cozy shearling doesn’t seem like such a good idea now! (Add Hermes shoes)

black shearling sandals

We’re a tad confused about how this showed up on our radar and how we still love shearling despite it being summer. We think they will make their way as our at-home comfort + luxe sandals. If you love walking on clouds too, shop shearling slides below. Please participate in our Instagram poll and let us know what you think about this trend.

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