Zara ankle-strap sandals, £49.99
One of Zara’s most popular shoes of 2012 is back for the new season: and it’s had a bit of a makeover, too.
If you read any fashion blogs at, these shoes will probably be instantly recognisable to you. Last year’s version seemed to be everywhere at once, and with good reason: they were definitely one of the nicer takes on the colourblock trend, with a simple shape and stand-out colours. This year’s shoe isn’t exactly the same: the shape of the vamp is different, and rather than using large blocks of colour, these have a crosshatch pattern on the front, with a peep toe rather than a totally open toe. The colourways, however, are unchanged: there’s a green/blue version, and a coral/tan, both retailing for £49.99.
I think I like these even more than than their predecessors: I prefer a peep toe to a single-strap shoe, and the pattern on the upper seems less “trendy” to me, somehow. Will they be as popular as their older sisters? Only time will tell, but if you want to get in before everyone else does, you might want to act fast. These are currently available in UK sizes 2-9, but who knows how long they’ll be in stock!