K-Style Trend Report: Must-Have Summer Sandals

(cover photo from @echeveau)

When it comes to summer, sandals can’t be taken out of the picture because it is the perfect season to air your toes and show off your pedicures. In Seoul, these unisex Sandals have been in trend, remaining a style classic that matches almost anything.

So if you're looking to invest in a pair of unisex Sandals, here are two brands to check out!



It is not an exaggeration to say that at least one in three people from the ages 10-40 in Korea wears Birkenstocks (or at least dupes of it) in the Summer. They're extremely comfortable and come in a range of styles to suit every look.

It's the perfect pair to walk around in, lightweight, comfortable, and the more you wear them in, the better you feel in them. The sandals are also priced mid-ranged and they never go out of style. Arizona, Gizeh and Rio are the most popular Birkenstock models here; and if people want to amp up the fashion-factor, they would go for Athen or Yara. 

Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens are pricier and much heavier as compared to the Birkenstocks, but the rubber base and patent leather straps of their sandals make any look instantly hip and cool. 

These sandals are definitely a show stopper in a subtle way, most people just opt for the classic patent black ones, but their Pewter colour and floral detailed ones are also investment worthy sandals. If you are scared of getting cold feet, not to worry because pairing the sandals with socks is considered trendy in Korea!

Which is your summer-sandal of choice? The Birkenstocks or Dr. Martens? 
Let us know in the comments below!