Cinderella steps into a pair of heels and they change her life - I’m sure you ladies can relate, for short of finding us a prince, the right shoes can do wonders for anyone’s confidence, posture, and overall appearance. But realistically, we can’t be tottering around in stilettos 24/7, yet comfortable sneakers don’t match with office wear or feminine sundresses.
End the torture by reaching a middle ground with a pair of strappy sandals. With lower and thicker heels, these allow you to strut around stably without hurting or damaging your feet, and are easily matched with everything from rompers to smart-casual flowy dresses and chic work outfits. Here are 7 shoe shops in Singapore with strappy sandals for ladies.
Read on to find out where to get strappy sandals in Singapore!
#1: Sappun - over 60 types sandals in rainbow hues
Korean footwear brand Sappun has around 60 unique listings in their sandals section alone. From muted shades to vivid hues and soft neutrals, their dainty kicks some in practically every shade imaginable, with different heel heights to suit everyone’s unique preferences.
For easy walking, we recommend the 4cm Lendid Strap High Heel Sandals and the Jaind Buckle Strap Sandals in either 5cm or 2cm versions ($60.90 per pair) - all of which are made of artificial leather. For more luxe factor, go for the 5cm Veroa Suede Platform Sandals at the same price, which have a velvety texture.
For ultimate comfort, try the Shammer Maryjane High Heel Sandals which have a low height of just 1.5cm. This, too, costs the same price as the aforementioned designs.
Read our full article on Sappun’s shoes here.
#2: Sunday Staples - simple and sophisticated
Playing with the idea of one donning their Sunday best, Sunday Staples is a Singapore-born brand that wants women to look their best without compromising their comfort - not just during weekends, of course, but on every single day of the week.
And indeed, their easy-to-wear sandals in nudes and pastels are fitting for everyday usage. Keeping things simple and sophisticated, these come without frills - saved for minute details like ruched bands and mesh panels.
Despite having gained fast popularity, their sandals remain affordably priced, between $38.90 to $42.90. Some of their pieces have become hot favourites and tend to get wipes off the shelves super quickly, leaving fans repeatedly anticipating restocks. If you see something you like, grab it ASAP before your size runs out!
While their original Far East Plaza outlet is a modest little hole-in-the-wall, their newer Suntec Ciy and [email protected] branches are more spacious and have that luxe cafe vibe.
#3: DMK - local brand with affordable pieces below $40
Homegrown ladies’ footwear brand DMK has come a long way since their inception in 2000. Continually evolving with the times, they carry a stylish on-trend range that’s befitting the modern woman.
With diverse tones and textures such as glitter details, solid colours, and playful floral patterns, their shoes are appropriate for all occasions, including work.
Expect to fork out just $30 to $40 for a pair of strappy sandals here. During sales, this can even go down to the low $20 range.
While they have an online store with regular promotions, some of their designs are boutique-exclusives, so head down to one of their many outlets for a wider range. They’re currently located in 7 shopping malls across the country, including Raffles Xchange, NeX, Jurong Point, and Tampines 1.
#4: SPUR - Korean brand with sweet pastel designs
SPUR is another Korean brand on our list. Mainly in solid pastels and non-fanciful styles, their lightweight sandals have a sweet and feminine girl-next-door look. Embellishments, if any, come in the form of little bows, twists, and varying strap thicknesses.
Colours you’ll normally find here include sky blue, nude pink, sage green, and of course, white, which matches with pretty much anything.
Prices here typically start from $109, going up to no more than $159 for those with higher heels or more details, but look out for their frequent sales where you’ll get to enjoy a pair for as low as $54.90.
Other than an online shop with free local shipping (no minimum spend!), they also have a brick and mortar store at Plaza Singapura for those who prefer to try on the shoes before making a purchase.
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #02-26 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 11am - 9pm daily
Telephone: 6238 8363
#5: SHEIN - tons of real user reviews with photos
Even if you haven’t actually shopped on SHEIN yet, you’ve probably seen their sponsored ads on your social media feeds. We don’t know about you, but boy is the temptation strong for us!
Though founded in China, the online shopping platform is highly popular in the States and Europe, with a local office in Singapore as well. If Taobao confuses you with all its Chinese characters, SHEIN is a good contender - it offers a seemingly endless selection of affordable fashion picks, but with more quality control since it’s under a single brand rather than independent retailers.
Shoes here start from as low as under $10. If you’re looking for colourful sandals in pastel shades, try the Block Heeled Slingback Sandals ($18) with a suede-like material or the Thin Strap Chunky Heeled Mules ($26). The former comes in a handful of colours while the latter comes in green and black.
The great thing about SHEIN is that because of the high purchase volume all over the world, there are a ton of English reviews to browse through - with real user-uploaded images as well.
#6: Love, Bonito - free shipping
Turns out, Love, Bonito, one of Singapore’s top fashion boutiques for women, doesn’t just sell clothes. They also have a small selection of footwear including sneakers, slides, and pumps.
Slip on the Alby Kitten Heeled Sandals ($56.90) in dusty blue or white and head to town with ease - the low heels make them easy to walk in for hours without tiring yourself out. The Mia Strappy Sandals ($46.90) are another comfy choice that’ll take you places all day.
For an extra boost, go for the Amelia Block Heel Sandals ($49.90), which are a manageable 2 inches high with adjustable ankle straps.
Shipping within Singapore is free-of-charge for orders of $20, a sure-hit with footwear purchases here.
#7: Charles & Keith - regular new launches
It’s pretty amazing how Singaporean shoe brand Charles & Keith has gained such a huge international following over the years, ever since their humble beginnings in 1996. Today, they have a presence in the UK, USA, Australia, Taiwan and more.
One thing we love about their selection is that it’s ever-changing, so you won’t be looking at the same old stuff every few months. But this also means that there are no mainstay items, so go on and get the pretty shoes your feet deserve - time and shopping wait for no woman!
While they do have a significant amount of high-heeled shoes and wedges, they also stock sensible sandals with mid-height block heels that provide good stability. No more tripping over uneven pavements!
Here are the sandals we’ve featured above, all of which incidentally cost $49.90 per pair:
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Text by: GirlStyle SG