With Glastonbury kicking off this week, what else can I talk about on Tuesday Shoesday other than festival footwear?? I still haven’t managed to get any festival tickets this year, so I’ll be enjoying ‘Gardenbury’ again – the cheapest way to enjoy Glastonbury this weekend (see my blog post about it here). However, I still think I need new shoes to cope with the festival season so that’s what I’ve been dreaming about this week.
There are only two types of shoes you need for festivals; flipflops or wellies. That basically covers it all. If it’s sunny, you’ll be able to cool your feet in flipflops and if it’s raining, the only thing you’ll want to put on your feet is wellies. There’s no place for stilettos, wedges or kitten heels at a festival! The only other options are possibly canvas pumps (but they will get ruined if it rains and will probably end up rather stinky at the end of the weekend!) or a pair of battered old ankle boots. Again, this is fine in the rain but might be a little hot and sticky in nice weather. So your best bet is to travel light: pack the flipflops and wear your wellies and alternate between the two.
Here are my top picks for on-trend flipflops and my favourite wellies for splashing through the mud:
This 2-pack of coral and white tropical print flip-flops are from New Look for only £5.99 – what a bargain! – so it doesn’t matter if you lose one sandal in the mud because you’ve got a back-up pair in your rucksack! New Look are doing free next-day delivery until 8pm tonight so you can still get hold of these flip-flops in time for Glastonbury These ‘Brave Soul’ red flip-flops are only £3 in the ASOS sale which has just started today, plus there are plenty of other bargain flip-flops in the sale, so have a quick look at the ASOS sale section today. I’ve got my own Ipanema sandals last summer (see my review blog post here) so I know how fab these beige or navy flip-flops will be to wear all weekend and they too are in the sale, so check it out!
I like the pattern of these green hare print wellies from the Joules Outlet sale section – it’s great that they have an adjustable calf and a small heel – plus they are only £25. If you’d prefer a traditional welly-boot, these Dunlop wellies in green or black are only £11.99 from Mr-Shoes. And finally, a more girly version can be found at Missguided where these monochrome lace pattern wellies are £16.99.
Let me know what you’ll be packing in your backpack if you’re off to Glastonbury this weekend – what will you be wearing on your feet?? Tweet me @Cassiefairy.