Summer footwear is here for all moods and tastes: gladiator sandals, two-strap slides, wedge espadrilles. And while they’re favorites for good reason, this year’s summer shoes have taken on a new form and the trends are more plentiful than ever.
There’s a sandal style for all of your warm-weather wardrobe quandaries. PVC, raffia, and glitter sandals — yes, glitter — will add texture to your habitually airy summer wardrobe. Modern, geometric shapes with toe loops, unusual heels, and square soles will be sure to add some drama. Then there’s the fusion of girlish details like floral embroidery mixed with the feminine forever-favorites like lace-up flats that can work for, well, everything else.
So get those pedicures scheduled; your feet are bound to get a lot of attention. Below, the 10 best shoes of summer 2018!
Feel the flowers!
Wear sunshine on your feet in the form of sunflowers with these Ancient Greek Sandals x Fabrizio Viti sandals.
A new take on athletic slides
Athletic slides returned last season, and they’re not going anywhere — but they are getting a little more dressed-up. We’ll be living in this Pedro Garcia pair.
The sole is the statement with these By Far sandals.
Some palm leaf fiber
Nothing screams summer quite like wearing palm leaf fiber on your feet. Might we suggest these slides by Carrie Forbes?
Geometric – yes, Geometric Heels!
We’ve evidently outdone stilettos and block heels. It’s time for geometric circular shapes in pops of color, as demonstrated by this Jacquemus pair.
PVC is one of the biggest accessories trends of the spring/summer season, so for all of you “Clueless” fans, now’s the time to invest in this ‘90s staple. We love these Maryam Nassir Zadeh wedges.
A favorite for years, the femininity and versatility of a lace-up sandal like this pair by Tkees will dress up any summer look.
Regular Birks may not be for everyone, but add some glitter with this Birkenstock x Opening Ceremony pair, and you’ve got a millennial dream sandal.
This ATP Atelier sandal will secure your step with a chic, toe-ring style.
If you don’t already own a pair of Castañer’s wedge espadrilles, now’s the time. It’s the perfect shoe for any summer outfit.
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