The latest designs from Italian footwear brand Geox focus on the carefree exuberance of spring and summer. This is in addition to its continuing collaboration with renowned shoe designer Ernesto Esposito.

A high-octane vibe permeates the nautical-inspired models – closed-toe sling backs with a wedge or no heel, which merge fresh shades with the tactile allure of leather, fabric, rope and metal.

Espadrilles and sandals are seen tapping into the vibrancy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They explore a series of bright colours, original combinations, ethnic patterns and natural materials.

There is a timelessly elegant feel to the shoes made from black patent leather. As are the classic ballerinas, two-band sandals and slipper loafers, which are trending this season.

Breathability, thermo-regulation and impermeability, key features for all Geox footwear, are also elevated with a cool classic slant or reworked to fit in with the latest seasonal trends.

Consider the new Nebula range for men. It offers sneakers that deliver a dynamic fit and ease of movement, as well as a re-imagined design featuring elasticated bands and a knitted-fabric upper.

For a more contemporary style with a distinctly formal core, there are the plain or wingtip Derby lace-ups. They are the ideal choice for everyday use without having to sacrifice classic good looks.