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Shop: 12 Statement Sandals, Because Your Feet Know It's Summer All Year Here

Sandals are our best footwear option when it comes to the balmy Singapore. But hold up — don’t reach for that boring basic pair, and God forbid they should have velcro (unless they’re Suicokes or Visvim Christos). Instead, opt for quirky soles as they’ll add oodles of fun to your ensemble. Stylish and surprisingly practical, these statement soles will add some spice without looking too over-the-top.

Metallic leather espadrille slides by Tabitha Simmons, £325 (S$565), via Net-a-Porter
The metallic leather upper that’s adorned with delicate floral motifs makes this pair of slides suitable for both strolling by the beach and shopping in the city. Slip them on while wearing a crochet dress and tote a bucket bag to round up the look. Colour block mid-heel sandals by Christian Louboutin, available in stores
With bold neon colours and a metallic sheen, this pair of heeled sandals radiates a dynamic energy. Rock these bold babies with a simple white maxi and let them shine. Butterfly embellished leather sandals by Sophia Webster, US$401 (S$551), via Matchesfashion
Sophia Webster is known for her penchant for whimsical motifs and flirty details, so this pair of sandals, which sports butterfly accents, stays true to her design style. Let these be the focal point of your ensemble by wearing them with a black oversized t-shirt and a black midi skirt. Curved wood heel sandals by Rejina Pyo, S$719, via Farfetch
The sculptural heel makes this pair of sandals a unique gem. Rock this statement piece with an ecru linen wrap dress for summer vibes. Brocade metallic platform sandals by Prada, US$864 (S$1,187), via Matchesfashion
Boy are these platform sandals from Prada eye-catching! Fashioned with metallic brocade details, it will inject a dose of quirky fun to a flowy colour block dress. Slingback neoprene flatforms sandals by Marni, US$563 (S$773), via Matchesfashion
We’re a huge fan of this pair of neoprene platform sandals, especially the bright pink foam edge. These will add just the right amount of spunk to your outfit. Style them with a tailored suit for that unexpected finish. Crocodile effect leather slides from Gabriela Hearst, US$500 (S$687), via Matchesfashion
Add a touch of elegance to your outfit with this pair of sophisticated crocodile embossed leather slides. So minimally stylish, we like. Wear with a two-piece denim ensemble. Faux fur slides by Topshop, S$36.90
Keep your feet nice and warm with this deliciously wild pair of faux fur sliders. Let its neon colour be the centre of attention by matching it with a black midi number. Raffia flat mules by H&M, S$34.95
Simple yet sophisticated, what we love about this pair of flat mules is the adorable pom pom details on the upper. Rock it with a white cotton mini dress at the beach. Iridescent flat slides by Aldo, S$89
The iridescent shine on the band of these pool sliders is a breath of fresh air. Wear them out either to the gym with a bra top and a pair of cycling shorts, or to the mall with a floral printed maxi dress. Huarache sandals by Nike, S$159
This pair of Huarache sandals by Nike sports a woven upper and cut-out details, which will keep your soles cool on a humid day. Juxtapose this sporty piece with a ruffled number. Ruffled flat mules by H&M, S$44.95
The soft and flirty ruffles on the upper make this pair of sandals stand out from the pack. Wear with a yellow spaghetti strap sundress for a jaunty weekend trip.