Summer shoes can take many forms, I guess in practice the perfect Summer wardrobe is a personal thing. For me, as always it is about comfort. Not to say I hate heels or fancy shoes, I just don’t like hurting feet and feeling like imminent death is around the corner. For me, there are 5 summer shoe staples.
This is pretty obvious and is a given really, espadrilles are designed for Summer use. I have these cute ones from Moda in Pelle. With a slight wedge to them, they are perfect for day to night summer days. The ones where you start off going to the beach and end up in a bar, pub or restaurant until late evening because the weather was so nice. They are comfortable, not too smart, not too casual. Also, I like a chunkier look – I feel like I don’t have to compromise style for comfort with these.
Yes, trainers are a must have – I live in mine all year round, but after discovering Superga trainers – these are a firm favourite. Just bring out a pastel or bright colour to match with the summer vibe and you have your winter/summer transition done. These trainers, are light and breathable so no need to worry about sweaty feet.
I know sliders are big this year, but I am just not feeling them. I think Joe’s obsession with the socks and sliders combo has completely put me of them. So I will stick with my trusty Flip Flops this summer. I have a few pairs, but Havaianas are a firm favourite – they are substantial enough that they last a while, while other Flip Flops I have had have flattened and indented with my footprint.
Summer is a time for a lot of fancy occasions – weddings, parties, the races – you get the picture. Although not top of my priorities, it’s practical to have a nice pair of shoes for these types of events. I have had these for years, which I guess is a sign of how little I wear them. I decided to go for nudes as they are super versatile and give the illusion if a longer leg – which is handy at my height and proportions.
Last but not least – the trusty sandal – perfect as an everyday shoe if you want to escape the trainers get those feet out, but a less casual than a pair of Flip Flops. Again a good transitional shoe – I could wear them by the pool and the throw on a maxi dress and go to a beach party.
What are your Summer shoe essentials?
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