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Just when you thought FRANKiE Footwear couldn’t surprise and excite us any more than they have to date, the new-season FRANKiE4 heels and sandals collection takes the combination of foot health and fashion to a new level.
I am absolutely blown away by what’s to come this spring-summer and in this post I’m introducing you to eight new FRANKiE4 heels and sandals styles. There is a heel height for every style or comfort preference and there is a stunning pop of colour, with the introduction of tangerine. 😮
There are more designs and colour ways to come this spring-summer, plus also some fabulous new colours in best-selling favourites. At the core of each new design is the podiatrist and physiotherapist designed built-in dual density functional footbed. So, while we might go gaga over new colours and styling, it is the built-in, dual density functional footbed that allows our feet to do little happy dances when we put them on. FRANKiE4 Footwear leads the way in creating fashionable footwear designs that are healthy for our feet.
Foot health is generally not something we consider until a problem presents itself. I was guilty of this but not any more. Preventative foot health through the wearing of shoes that support, cradle and cushion the heel, arch and forefoot is key to minimising issues down the track.
Let’s get stuck in to a closer look of the first of the new spring-summer styles!
FRANKiE4 heels and sandals
Be still my beating espadrille wedge heart. I’ve fallen hard for NADiA, a style that offers relaxed summer vibes in a style that has you dreaming of beachside escapes. How fun is this hero colour – tangerine? Use this colour to pop navy, white, black denim, hot pink … the possibilities are endless. The platform heel is exactly the same as the best-selling ALYCE wedge but the double ankle strap gives the illusion that it’s a higher wedge. For my wider ankle, this type of strap actually works in my favour, lengthening the leg because there is greater distance between the strap and the forefoot piece. Like most fashion myths, I’ll happily bust the one that says ankle straps cut us off and make our legs look shorter. It really does depend on the shoe design and the shape of your lower leg and ankle. (Check out exactly what I mean in this IGTV video I posted.) The heel height is 80mm but with the 20mm platform it has the feeling on your arch that you’re wearing a 60mm heel.
Shop NADiA HERE.
If you loved my namesake heel, the NiKKi, then you’ll love JULES. JULES has all the polished summer styling we look for in a heel. She also has an elastic gusset on the leather upper for supreme comfort on the foot. Her contrasting leather forefoot straps give her a style edge. Love the woven leather detailing. The heel height is 80mm so this is a heel for you if you’re an avid high heel wearer. I find this height great for me for events where I want the height to feel dressed up but want all the in-built support that means my feet are not screaming at me after 20 minutes of standing.
Shop JULES HERE.
FRANKiE4 loves and listens to its customers. You asked for more low heels that looked dressed up but feel incredible on and they have delivered. One of the newest styles is JESS. She’s KYRA‘s sassy sister with her woven leather detailing. Pictured here in pewter, JESS is also currently available in gold. Both colour ways make great party options for shorts, maxi dresses and wide-legged pants. The heel height is 35mm and definitely one you can wear all day.
Shop JESS HERE.
When I shared this video of GiNA on Instagram, you went nuts for her. She has the same heel height (35mm) as JESS and the same strap detail as best-selling AMiE. What a winning combination for a minimalist low-heeled style for the everyday. Pictured here in Sandshell, GiNA is also currently available in Jet Black. GiNA looks fabulous paired back with a cropped pant, shorts or knee-length skirt outfit.
Shop GiNA HERE.
JAY has me thinking of summer travel. Her minimalist styling, combined with in-built support and cushioning make her a fabulous option to pack for your next holiday when you know you’ll be walking a lot but want a sandal look. The great thing about FRANKiE4 flat sandals is that they look flat but offer the arch support our feet need. JAY can be adjusted at the forefoot by loosening the leather lace tie. She comes in soft tan (pictured), tangerine and black.
Shop JAY HERE.
ZiGGi’s minimalist styling has me thinking soft, flowing maxi dresses and summer gatherings. She’s the type of sandal that feels dressed up but allows you to experience supreme comfort in your party outfit, particularly in the Champagne colour pictured (ZiGGi also currently comes in black). The zipped heel is easy to slip on and the cross-over ankle strap is super flattering on (see above for my thoughts about ankle straps … hint, they can be leg lengthening!).
Shop ZiGGi HERE.
My summer shoe-robe will always includes supportive slide and I’m in love with the fancy styling of TORi. I mean, have I ever said no to a little bit of bling? Absolutely not! The leather-lined footbed cushions the foot and the thin straps offer support and style in one easy move. The footbed is the same we’ve come to know and love in MARiA and SHELLY. Pictured here in black, TORi is also currently available in warm sand and pewter. Wear her with shorts, cropped pants and floaty dresses.
Shop TORi HERE.
Looking for an on-trend, minimalist slide? EMMA is your new bestie. EMMA sits on the same durable, EVA sole and leather lined footbed as all FRANKiE4 slides but she has a smaller woven leather front. Pictured here in warm sand, she is an off-duty style that looks fabulous with shorts, cropped pants and flowy dresses.
Shop EMMA HERE.
The FRANKiE4 customer service experience
FRANKiE4 Footwear has two beautiful concept stores in Brisbane – at Indooroopilly and Windsor. If you live in south-east Queensland, a visit to either of these stores is a must. They are gorgeous spaces and home to the full range of FRANKiE4 shoes but you also get access to the most experienced fitters in the business.
Don’t live nearby? Do not panic. You can buy online with confidence. The customer service team is beyond amazing. They are there to help you make a decision that works for your feet and your lifestyle. Call them first if you’re unsure about what styles might work for you. Phone 1300 721 898 or email [email protected]. When buying, Australian standard shipping is free, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to exchange or return shoes provided they are in as-new condition and FRANKiE4 Footwear also covers return shipping. This applies to non-sale items only.
Making a difference
FRANKiE4 Footwear believes in giving back to its community. The net proceeds from the sale of three packs of “hidden” sockettes (these really do stay in place on your feet while wearing sneakers) go to support Brainchild Foundation, which aims to help children who are affected by brain and spinal cord tumours, and their families. Shop the sockettes HERE.
FRANKiE4 Footwear has one pair of new-season FRANKiE4 Footwear heels or sandals to give away to TWO Styling You readers. Win a pair of FRANKiE4 Footwear heels or sandals of your choice by checking out the full range of new-arrivals HERE and then leave an answer to the following question in the comments below:
Which FRANKiE4 Footwear spring-summer 2019 heel or sandal has your name all over it? And why?
Entries open on Thursday August 15 at 4.30pm (AEST) and close on Thursday August 29 at 4.30pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winners of the “answer the question” competition will be judged on originality and creativity. The winners will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.