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Holiday Ready: Shoes to Pack for Your Summer Getaway


Time to embrace the excitement of a beach getaway! The sun, the sand, and the sea—a perfect escape for any travel enthusiast. As you plan your dream beach vacation, don't forget to consider the ever important questionwhat shoes to wear to the beach. In this article, we'll explore the various styles of beach shoes, share tips for choosing the right ones, and discuss how to keep your holiday stylish.



Before we dive into specific styles, let's address the essential considerations when selecting shoes to wear at beach. Focus on comfort, practicality, and versatility, but if you’re reading this, we know you care about style too. Since you'll be spending time on sandy shores, choose shoes that not only match your outfit from beach to lunch, but are also durable in the sand. Whether you’re looking for some casual summer beach shoes, or good beach running shoes, there are many options to pick from. 


These are our picks for the top three styles of beach shoes perfect for your summer vacation:


This is a classic pick for footwear on beach. Sandals offer versatility and ease of use. Look for water-resistant materials and cosy soles to ensure a pleasant walking experience.


Take the Hennessy Flat Sandals, for example. These sandals boast a distinctive design that combines modern elements with the classic charm of summer footwear. Whether you're pairing them with casual shorts, a breezy sundress, or stylish beachwear, these sandals will effortlessly complement your attire. 

Meanwhile, the Hendrix Flat Slides offer an excellent option for those seeking a perfect blend of trend and versatility. These flat footbed slides take inspiration from contemporary style while ensuring your ease and confidence with each step. Pair the Hendrix Flat Slides with anything from casual jeans to flowing dresses, allowing their versatility to shine.


These lightweight, canvas shoes with a characteristic rope sole are not only stylish but also perfect for a beach holiday. Espadrilles effortlessly combine cosiness and fashion, making them an excellent choice for both day and evening beach outings.

For espadrilles, you will never go wrong with the Miles Flat Espadrille Sandals. The chunky silhouette not only adds to the sandals' stylish appearance but also ensures durability, making them a reliable choice for prolonged wear.

If you’re looking for something with a bit more elevation and a touch of high-fashion flair, you can opt for our Fairfax High Heel Espadrille Sandals instead. The natural-coloured jute rope wedge not only adds a rustic charm but also provides a stylish contrast to the sandal’s contemporary elements.


Traditional sneakers on the beach can also be a great and stylish alternative. They offer more coverage than sandals and are easy to slip on and off, as well as providing solid support for your feet. 

Perfect for a day at the beach are the Arianna Sneakers. These sneakers feature a clean, box-fresh finish, adorned with a trendy exaggerated chunky sole and flat white laces, capturing the essence of our signature style. 

Looking for something simpler? Try a pair of our Hilda Sneakers. Featuring a padded collar and a convenient heel pull tab, Hilda ensures a snug and secure fit while adding an extra layer of functionality. In a classic white colorway, Hilda becomes a failsafe choice for your fashion decisions, effortlessly blending into your existing wardrobe. 

You have plenty of options from Jo Mercer when it comes to what footwear to wear on the beach, including sandals and casual footwear. Just keep in mind the kind of beach that you’re going to, and what activities you’ll be partaking in, and pick your footwear accordinglyand don’t forget your post-beach plans! If you’re planning on heading from beach to bar, or out to a nice dinner, then make sure that your footwear is appropriate for your whole day’s adventure.



Now that you’re aware of your diverse options, let's look into infusing style into your beach footwear choices, turning them into style statements that reflect your personality and enhance your overall beach ensemble.


Think of your footwear as the chameleon of your vacation wardrobe. The ideal pair should seamlessly transition from sun-soaked beach days to balmy beachside dinners. Opt for styles that effortlessly complement both your daytime swimwear and your evening wear. A versatile pair ensures you're ready for whatever your itinerary throws your way.


Elevate your beach style by treating your shoes as more than just functional items. Use them as fashion accessories to express your individuality. Experiment with vibrant colours that mirror the shades of the sea, or opt for patterns that showcase your playful side. Consider unique designs that become conversation starters. Whether it's a pair of espadrilles with braided rope wrapped platforms or sandals with eye-catching embellishments, let your footwear on the beach be an extension of your fashion identity.



Tailoring your footwear to your planned beach activities doesn't mean compromising on style. If you're looking to stroll along the shoreline or engage in beachside activities, opt for fashionable sneakers that blend fun and functionality.  

For leisurely beach strolls, consider stylish sandals that display relaxed charm. The key is to marry fashion with practicality, ensuring your footwear complements your chosen beach pursuits.


A stylish pair of beach shoes doesn't have to equate to discomfort. Consider shoes with cushioned soles and breathable materials that are easy to put on and take off. A blend of functionality and style ensures  every step is as enjoyable as the breathtaking views around you.


Choosing the right footwear for the beach is crucial for a fun and stylish beach experience. Whether you prefer casual sandals, the chic look of espadrilles, or the trendiness of sneakers, there's a perfect pair for every beach enthusiast. Keep in mind the tips shared here, and you'll be stepping onto the sandy shores in style, enjoying every moment of your well-deserved beach getaway. 

Now you know which shoes to wear at the beach. From casual flats to sleek sneakers, our range here at Jo Mercer offers the perfect blend of fashion and function—whether you’re out exploring the city streets or traversing from beaches to bars, we can guarantee to have the perfect pair to fit any travelling woman’s needs.