The perfect vacation wardrobe starts with a pair of shoes — see our picks for your midyear break

We’re well into the middle part of the year, which means that if you haven’t already escaped the brisk weather in favour of warmer pastures, you likely will be doing so soon. July, especially when the school holidays kick in, usually sees a mass exodus of Aucklanders skip off to destinations where they can thaw out on a beach and put the worries of winter behind them, albeit temporarily.

That said, if you are lucky enough to count yourself among the hoard heading overseas, you’ll need to ensure you have the right gear to take with you. And while summer-worthy linens, daytime dresses and accessories like shiny new shades are all essential, where you really need to start, is your shoes.

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Elevated sandals, wedges that will give you height without inhibiting your ability to walk, easy slides and sleek slip-ons are a few of the various breeds of footwear you should be taking with you on your sojourn. So we’ve rounded up our favourite picks for your perusal. If in doubt, head to one of our go-to spots for all things footwear, Scarpa, to find the perfect fit.


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