In preparation for summer, several readers have requested advice and recommendations regarding the correct sandals to wear. Sandals pose an annual dilemma for fashion houses, too, since it takes true design skill to create a sandal that is either a dignified paragon of balance, or a feast of utter outlandishness. To celebrate both ends of the spectrum, fashion director Mr. JODIE BARNES has selected various examples of very desirable shoes that fall within the “sandal” category, for this inaugural SANDAL WEEK. First comes this pair of leather YVES SAINT LAURENT sandals with a super chunky stitched sole reminiscent of deeply lined alligator, or the tread of a tyre. The sandal is fastened by way of a neat metal ball that simply pops through a hole in the strap.