How to shop for interchangeable shoes
- Choose your sole / shoe and note the brand (many come with one upper)
- Go to the brand of your chosen sole / shoe to choose from the uppers available, currently Bare Sole strappy shoes, Onesole mules / espadrilles or SwitchFlops flip flops by Lindsay Phillips with other brands being added soon! Note we have a myriad of vegan shoes options and that Galibelle sandals come with a fixed set of tops at the moment.
What are these interchangeable shoes/sandals or chameleon flip flops?
There's a whole world of interchangeable shoes waiting to be discovered with a new brand popping up every month it seems. You may have seen Jane Rafters Slinks on Dragons Den (and the dragons were keen to invest in the product too I might add!), Galibelle or Popperoos at an event, Onesole on Idealworld TV, SwitchFlops on QVC TV or in BlueWater where they resided for the summer as well as in many lovely retailers all over. This is the list of all the interchangeable shoe brands we know about where you change the actual whole top:
- Bare Sole
- Dress Up Shoes
- Jane Rafter Slinks
- Jour Nuit
- Lindsay Phillips SwitchFlops
- look stylish when on holiday but without the huge suitcase and excess baggage charges;
- be good to the planet and not own a pair of shoes per outfit, feeling guilty she never wears them like that pair only worn once when she was a bridesmaid;
- match all her outfits without her man despairing at all the boxes of shoes in their house she's spent money on.
It can get quite confusing. Thank heavens that by being experts, specialising in interchangeable shoes, we have taken the hard work out of knowing where to start by selling you only the best and our favourites. Those looking for vegan shoes or wanting to do their bit for the environment will be delighted at how many non leather shoes there are.
Most people hear about interchangeable shoes from a friend who has bought a pair and is jumping up and down with joy about how fabulous they are - planning to buy them as presents next. Come join the club of happy women - here's the magic explained...'
You have one pair of soles but there is no fixed upper to the shoe, instead you can wear different tops. Yes that means less to pack on holiday or to clutter your wardrobe. The tops you choose must be made by the brand of the shoe sole to fit. Some work on velcro, some are poppers etc. They are all easy to swap over. Some like Serendipity, Bare Sole and Mohop you can customise however you like by making your own straps. Brands like Bandals have uppers which match a specific sole design. With others like SwitchFlops, Popperoos and Onesole the tops go with all the shoe designs (apart from some Onesole clog tops) meaning you can have a flatter pair for the day and a more glamorous heel for the evening reusing any of your uppers. Whether flip flops or sandals, these shoes are changeable to match just about everything in your wardrobe which makes them the chameleon of shoes. Brilliant!
Talking of heels if you love high heels, stilettos no less, then Bare Sole will be a brand you like who think nothing of a wedge that goes up to your armpits! Jane Rafters Slinks keep you looking demure at ground level with a slither of leather and dainty girly straps. We stock some of these interchangeable shoes and the range is always changing so do check back to see what lovelies we purvey.
Video to bring the concept to life
Now a short video from SwitchFlops by Lindsay Phillips, just one of the brands we sell, that brings this great concept to life…
Best brands. Best choice.
The best of the interchangeable shoe brands across the globe have been road tested, felt and smelt to qualify for our list - a huge range of interchangeable shoes we are confident you will love. We felt it crucial to give you a good selection. We recognise that different women want different things from their shoes whether it is the heel design or style.
Want wide fit sandals?
Choose Onesole wide fit sandals tops as these are your very best option. If your foot is not too wide/high then SwitchFlops may work for you too. The Jean mule also from Lindsay Phillips is a slightly wider fit than normal.
Reasons to love interchangeable shoes
One sole that can take various uppers designs gives you so much choice and convenience. Swap Top Shoes is 'the' UK online shoe paradise for the woman who wants to:
Shoelery – make your feet look gorgeous!
Shoelery is another great concept which adds glamour or attitude to any footwear. If you feel like a change but don’t have much change in your purse we can help. Swap Top Shoes has launched the first websites in the UK to sell ‘shoelery’ – accessories to transform your existing sandals, shoes or boots.
New shoes often hurt like hell and some people's feet just don’t like most shoe designs although we love the new shoe trends, we had to give up on buying sexy shoes as we could not get through more than an hour with them on. What do they say? Wear tight shoes and forget all your troubles. We don’t all have model feet.
We thought why not do a belt for ankles and the idea grew from there. They say your shoes are the first thing people notice about you when you walk into a room, so now there’s no excuse not to make a good impression.