What Koi shoes should you wear to each festival?

For everyone here in the UK, festival season has well and truly started. But - it is far from ending. One of my personal favourite parts of going to a festival is planning outfit (aside from the music of course) so we thought it would be fun to imagine which Koi Footwear shoes, boots or trainers we would wear to each big festival for the rest of summer. Your prayers have been answered - use this as inspo if you're stuck on what to wear!

July 1st, 2022 | Abby Brooks

This multi-genre festival looks amazing - and has an unhinged, hippie and alternative vibe. For something versatile, cool AND comfortable, we would go for the Bane of Exile Trainers - which come in women’s and men’s - so anyone can wear ‘em. These bad boys have a platform as well as chain and stud details - so not only do these fit into ’90s-inspired fits but they go with any style that’s on the darker, grungier side…and the fact they’re trainers means they can also go with comfy “big pants, little top” outfits. What outfit doesn’t go with black trainers? That’s right, none.

If you wanna be more out-there and colourful, we also have the Pinky & The Bane Trainers, which are the same but in white and pink. These chunky trainers are perfect for any festival where you’re gonna be walking 30k steps (or more) a day.


Go hard or go home, it’s time to go feral if you’re hitting up Creamfields so hardwearing shoes are needed. We’re guessing you’ll also be wearing a multitude of colourful and patterned rave outfits or co-ords - which makes us think of the Banshee boots, which come in Light Pink and Pastel Multi. These chunky boots are too cute - and come with a pocket on the side to keep whatever tiny things you need - what isn’t there to love?

However, we know that not everyone is a pink or pastel gal, so we can also see the Wintu Long Chunky Western Boots going down a treat - and black boots are always a win. A trusty pair of cowboy boots with a mini heel gives main character vibes whilst still being comfortable, and being in all black means they go with anything.

Lost Village

Lost Village is the land of Y2K, fairycore and cottagecore. Wings Of A Purple Eyed Pixie are perfect for living your fantasy vibe of the festival - live out your true fairy butterfly dreams! We can see these being paired with a flowy gypsy skirt and a crocheted top to layer, or a block coloured playsuit…and of course, ungodly amounts of glitter and accessories.

If these aren’t your thing, our Gooey White Platform Boots still make a statement but are super versatile with their all-white vegan leather colour way and platform

Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds are OG, that almost anyone would attend. Trusty black chunky boots are ALWAYS a win - especially since they go with literally any outfit. The Talwar Chunky Stomper Boots are a chunky black vegan leather boot, that lace up and have a platform for added height and to avoid any muddy fields, whilst also looking your best.

For men, our newest Foundry Platform Ankle Boots are a similar vibe with a platform, but they have unique matte vegan leather. These will go with anything and everything, no matter your style, and will help you survive the typical Reading and Leeds weather - fingers crossed it doesn’t rain this year!

Kendal Calling and TRNSMT

Indie sleaze is BACK! And what better time to hop on the trend than at TRNSMT festival?  For the gals we would wear some loafers - like our Birch Monochrome Loafers. These slide on and are super comfortable - and we can see them being paired with dainty summer dresses, or a more casual white shirt and shorts, Alexa Chung style.

A Chelsea boot is always an indie favourite - the Giver Of Freedom Square Toe Chelsea Boots are ideal for guys - giving Alex Turner vibes. These would be perfect paired with dark jeans or trousers and a striped t-shirt to be timeless, comfy and effortlessly cool. 


We would have LOVED to style Download or Outbreak fits but sadly they’ve already passed - so for all you metal, rock and alternative fans out there this one’s for you. The Borin Hardware Platform Boots (of course) would be perfect for Bloodstock. They come in men’s and women’sso are suitable for anyone and everyone. The hardware, chain and other metal details mean they can fit into so many subcultures - punk, hardcore, goth, metal and more alternative styles. Also, their platform soles give extra height and can help you survive the muddy fields, and of course, they’re vegan leather. A 10/10 festival choice, get stomping right now!

Hospitality Weekend in the Woods


For this London drum and bass festival, you need shoes ready for skanking. They need to be comfortable, so trainers are probably the best option. Our Vega Chunky Trainers will look perfect paired with bright ‘fits and tracksuit bottoms - think little top, big pants. The white soles will be safe since it’s only a 2-day festival, too! We’ve got them in lilacpink and grey - but our personal recommendation is the bold pink.

We hope this has given you some ‘fit inspo, no matter what genre of festival you’re heading off to this summer. Be safe guys! Lots of love from Koi.

Hi, I'm Koi's Content and Marketing Assistant. I'm addicted to pop culture, music and finding out what the next trend is going to be; other than this, I'm always on the look out for vegan news. If this sounds like a bit of you, keep an eye out for my blogs as I'll also be covering exclusive behind the scenes content, all whilst adding that spicy Koi flavour.