You don’t have to ditch your favorite footwear just because the temperature is rising. These booties are perfect for warmer weather.
With the summertime upon us, even just the thought of pulling on a pair of boots is bound to make anyone feel a little, well, hot and bothered. Generally known for being a cold-weather staple, ankle boots are having a renaissance as warm-weather footwear with a carefree, festival-ready vibe—and for good reason.
If you’re out for a whole day in the hot weather, you’re going to want something a little more supportive than flip-flops. And depending on what your day has in store, you may also want footwear that will offer a bit more protection. That’s where summer booties come in. They provide all the stability and security you need without overheating your feet—all while bringing an effortlessly cool look to your outfit. Slip into a pair of these, and you won’t want to take them off.
Jeffrey Campbell Lamora Shooties
For a warm-weather appropriate boot, pull on these cutout booties. The Velcro tab closure at the ankle means you can easily put them on in a flash and adjust the fit so they won’t dig into your skin. The low, stacked heel also gives you extra stability and comfort while you’re out and about. Wear them with your favorite shorts or sundress for an easy and chic outfit.
To buy: For a similar product: $50; 6pm.com.
Zara Slingback Leather Ankle Boots
These boldly colored beauties will liven up your footwear collection. An open toe and heel help you beat the heat. The sleek metallic detail on the heel and hidden buckle fastening add a modern flair. Pair these with any dress or jumpsuit for the perfect night-out ensemble.
To buy: For a similar product: $27; charlotterusse.com.
Shellys London Emmy Brocade Beauty
For a vintage look, choose these pastel floral booties—they’re bound to perk up any outfit. Even though they don’t feature cutouts, the light colors and floral pattern make them feel definitively summery. A flared block heel also provides extra stability.
To buy: $129; nordstrom.com.
New Look Festival Rose Embroidered Ankle Boots
Essential for any festival (whether art, music, or anything else), these boho-inspired booties are perfect for those extra long, hot days. A small heel provides a little comfort, while the low-cut shaft of the boots lets ankles breathe. Rose embroidery brings a feminine touch to this otherwise edgy pair.
To buy: $45; asos.com.
Nine West Rollicking Open Toe Booties
If you can’t give up your black booties, even in July, try this open style as a more comfortable alternative. They’re cut out in the front and sides to keep your feet cool, and have a sweet side-tie that adds a little extra interest. Plus, the low heel and padded insole mean you can stay on your feet all day long without any pain. Also available in brown.
To buy: $99; ninewest.com.