4 Adorable Summer Shoes You Can Walk In All Day
Wedges and strappy sandals have their place in the summer shoe rotation, but sometimes you just want the comfort of your running shoes without compromising style. That's where these four fine examples of footwear come in. You can wear them on weekend errands, strolling through a new city on summer holiday, trekking across a sandy beach, or even to the office on a casual Friday. Here's to a blister-free season.
Not just for the skater set anymore, slide-on sneakers get a serious upgrade with fresh design details like bold metallics and shimmering finishes. Our pick? This rose gold pair from Vans, which single-handedly nails two of summer’s biggest trends. The soft metallic shade works like a neutral (so they’ll go with literally anything in your closet). We also love that this pair has a subtle gleam, instead of an in-your-face shine. Slip them on with your brunch ensemble (whether jeans or a dress) for a go-anywhere kind of look. Available in 30 other colors.
To buy: Vans classic slip-ons, $60; zappos.com.
Track soles and graphic black-and-white styling effortlessly balance “statement” and “sensible”—the lug soles give off cool athletic vibes, while leather straps offer a more refined, high-fashion feeling. This pair, from Sofft (experts at creating comfortable footwear, as the name might suggest) is lined with real leather, has a flexible sole designed to move with your foot, and has a cushioned footbed for maximum comfort, not to mention a one and a half inch platform to lend a little lift—no heels needed. Wear them with everything from cut off shorts to brightly colored shifts. Also available in five other colors.
To buy: Sofft “Mirabelle” sandals, $80; amazon.com.
Perforated details add an element of interest to these otherwise minimalist tennis shoes. Retro-inspired white high-tops bring a stylishly vintage vibe to whatever you wear them with, and the perforated pattern is cool in more ways than one (thank you, increased ventilation!). White sneakers look freshest when they’re kept squeaky clean, but don’t worry, it’s not as big of a chore as you might expect. For white rubber, leather, and faux-leather, the answer is probably already under your kitchen sink—a new, clean Magic Eraser is all you need to get the job done. Also available in red and grey.
To buy: SO for Kohl’s women’s perforated high-top sneakers, $69.95; shoes.com.
Slip into something a little more comfortable. In fancy materials like metallic leather, the once humble pool slide now rivals your favorite heels. Silver leather sandals look at home both by the shore and on city streets. While this pair’s streamlined silhouette may be simple (good news for minimalists), the perforated upper and studded lug sole create tons of visual appeal (good news for everyone else!). Plus, if you’ve got beach weddings on your social calendar this summer, you can consider your footwear dilemma solved. Also available in black, emerald, and mango.
To buy: Charles David “Space” sandal, $190; amazon.com.