8 Comfortable Summer Shoes to Wear This Season

With summer being the hottest of all the four temperate seasons, all most people want to do at this time is get out into the great outdoors and join their friends and family to let off steam and enjoy the beach, picnic, and engage in sports such as volleyball and surfing. This is undoubtedly a great way to spend your summer, but if you are wearing the wrong shoes, you may not have as much fun as you would like.

To enjoy the summer, you need shoes that are stylish, trendy, foot-friendly (to avoid health problems such as foot injury and pain in the hip, back and knee) and comfortable at the same time. There are eight comfortable summer shoes you should definitely start shopping for:

1. Sneakers

Fashionistas and celebrities have popularized sneakers, especially at red carpet events. Sneakers can be worn with anything, from skirts to ravishing dresses and pants, and any sporty outfit. Depending on your particular taste and sense of style, you can choose to either wear them with a completely different outfit to allow them to stand out or match them with, say, the colour of your laces or shoe.

Either way, you can never go wrong with sneakers since they are one of the most comfortable summer shoes. You should, however, be careful not to use the same pair of sneakers for your daily workout and casual walking while running errands to avoid hurting your feet.

2. Flats

When it comes to flats, your options are countless. In choosing the type that fits you, steer clear of flat and thin types as they offer only minimal support to your feet. These comfortable summer shoes are best worn in certain places, such as at the beach or by the poolside in the case of flip flops.

Another must-have flat for every lady is the ballerina flat that is made using light materials and features versatile colours, style and design. These highly comfortable shoes can be worn on several occasions. To protect your feet, avoid wearing the same pair of flats day after day. Hand-me-downs (even though they cost you nothing) should also be thrown out.

3. Sandals

Sandals are somewhat an upgraded version of the flats with straps and buckles. They are diverse and can be worn as you go about the day’s activities, be it at the beach, park or mall. They also go with literally any sort of dressing. You can find an affordable, yet fashionable, pair that matches with your accessories or outfit. Gladiator sandals, in particular, remind me of ancient Greece when people would walk the streets wearing them.

Perhaps you have always wondered what made their shoes last so long, even after walking for miles on end, but that’s a story for another day. The bottom line is, these sandals are perfect for summer. The most popular are those that feature black, nude, or white in colours.

4. Vegan Shoes

Vegan shoes are made from synthetic materials such as polyurethane, PVC and rubber, among other man-made materials. It may not be an easy task identifying a truly vegan shoe from a pile of shoes, but looking for the symbols (generally found on a sticker placed at the bottom of a shoe) is a great place to start.

Non-vegan shoes, for example, could be made of leather, and you might want to keep away from them since you don’t want to wear anything that absorbs heat during summer.

5. Heels

It is extremely rare to find a lady without at least a pair of heels. This is perhaps because the shoe works for almost any season. Besides, they make any outfit look absolutely gorgeous. Whether it is the 4-inch or the chunky heel of the 1990s, they make you look great. You can also have heels with ankle or close to knee-high straps to spice up your look.

6. Wedges

While walking in 4-inch heels is second nature to some women, others struggle to walk in high shoes. If that is you, you need to try wedges since they are more comfortable and easier to walk in. In case you are attending a special event or party, you can let loose and show off some of your dance moves without worrying about tripping over.

7. Espadrilles

These unisex shoes are as interesting as their name. They would probably go well with most of the clothes in your wardrobe. While shopping for this type of shoe, be on the lookout for those that have the right foot-friendly fabrics and inner linings to protect your skin from damage.

8. Boots

Boots are the last thing you want to wear during summer, right? Chances are you will look out of place, and, besides, the heat will be unbearable. Well, it turns out there is a way you can still rock your boots during the summer! Consider wearing a nice pair of black and edgy looking cutout boots. That way, your feet are more comfortable as they are not entirely enclosed.

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