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Provence inspired: the 5 must-have shoes for summer

The summer of 2024 is just around the corner, and with it comes a desire for something different, for colour and light fabrics. From Marseille to Aix-en-Provence, imagine yourself strolling through the cobbled streets of the South of France, lulled by the song of the cicadas and the scent of lavender wafting through the air (are we taking the cliché a little too far?).

What better way to complete this idyllic setting than with the perfect pair of shoes for summer? For both men and women, discover the trends that will set the season alight with style and comfort, and accompany you throughout your summer adventures.

Women's Ballet Pumps Livia 3 Melvin & Hamilton

Derby Shoes Men Lewis 61 Melvin & Hamilton

From loafers and sandals to sneakers and mules, every pair of shoes is designed to fit in with your holiday programme. So pack your bags and set off for the sunny charm of Provence.

01 Leather loafers: the essential summer pair for men and women

Women's loafers

Women's Loafers Adley 3 Melvin & Hamilton

This summer, women's loafers come in vibrant colours and lightweight materials. Suede loafers in pastel shades are perfect for a morning stroll to the market, while patent leather models will add a sophisticated touch to your look for an evening under the stars. Wear them with a knitted dress or linen shorts and take a small wicker basket with you for a Provençal look that exudes summer.

Men's loafers

Men's Loafers Bruno 3 Melvin & Hamilton

For men, leather loafers are a must-have this season. Opt for organic colours like beige or brown, ideal for an afternoon out on the terrace. Models with woven details or visible stitching add a casual touch, perfect for a casual yet refined look. Wear them barefoot, with linen trousers and a light shirt: your summer uniform!

02 Men's and women's sneakers: elegance and versatility

Women's sneakers

Sneakers are the queens of summer, combining comfort and modernity. Low-top sneakers are perfect for hot days. The play of colours and animal prints will add a touch of style to even the most understated outfits. Draw your inspiration from the looks of tenniswomen on the court, and wear them with a midi skirt or high-waisted shorts for a preppy chic look.

Men's sneakers

Men's Sneakers Harvey 9 Melvin & Hamilton

Men's sneakers this summer are all about pops of colour, textures and clean lines. Suede or woven leather models are perfect for keeping cool while walking the sunny streets. Opt for neutral colours like white, grey or navy blue, which are easy to match with any pair of well-cut jeans.

03 Men's and women's mules: chic and minimalist

Women's mules

Women's Mules Eglantine 1 Melvin & Hamilton

Leather mules, timeless summer styles, are back in force this season. Woven mules and bright colours will add a cool twist to your summer wardrobe. Whether it's a picnic on the grass or a walk along the coast, mules are the pair of shoes to slip into your suitcase for the holidays.

Men's mules

Men's mules are a popular choice for summer. Simple, light and easy to slip on, they can be worn with shorts or a light chino, perfect for a sunny day in the vineyards of Provence. Camel, blue, green... Opt for bold colours that will dress up your most simple outfits in the blink of an eye.

04 Ballet pumps: the essence of summer

Ballet Pumps Alora 1 Melvin & Hamilton

Women's Ballet Pumps Melvin & Hamilton

Women's ballet pumps are playing the colour card this summer. From round-toe ballerinas, ideal for exploring pebbled beaches, to pointed-toe models or small heels, perfect for a sunset jaunt, ballet pumps are the timeless embodiment of freedom. Braided details, bows and bright colours will add a touch of pizzazz to any summer dress.

05 Boat shoes: cool and sophisticated

Men's Boat Shoes Nelson 21 Melvin & Hamilton

Men's boat shoes are a must-have for every season. Leather lace-up models offer optimum comfort while remaining elegant. Simple colours like black and dark blue make them easy to match with patterned shorts or colourful trousers. Leather boat shoes are the perfect choice for a day by the sea or a walk in the countryside.


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