It’s heating up, which means it’s time to pack up your boots, sink your toes in the sand, pamper yourself with pedicures and show off those lovely gams. You’ll need the best sandals, heels and flats to get you through the season, so we’ve rounded up some sensational summer shoes. From casual chic sandals and options for him to fabulous flats and high-end heels, we’ve got the pumps, slide-ons and kicks to get you through the sunny season!
14 Sensational Summer Shoes
Diba True’s Shimmy Down wedge
These sleek wedge sandals with a wide leather ankle strap transition seamlessly from a business meeting to a beach party. This stylish four-inch wedge literally takes you to new heights. Find it for $138 at Shoefly Boutique.
Falling somewhere between a sandal and a bootie, this laser-cut nude heel can be paired with skirts and jeans alike. The soft Italian leather is meant to wrinkle in a casual, cool, form-fitting slouch. It’s the epitome of casual elegance. Find it for $180 at Theadora Abbeyluxe.
Valentino floral wedge
These floral wedges by iconic designer Valentino take the concept of the espadrille to the next level. The flowers are suggestive of a romantic beach scene. Pair these with a flowing summer dress for a touch of sun-kissed boho chic! Find them for $125 at Second Hand Rose.
Dolce Vita Sadey heel
Go retro with these ’70s-inspired wooden platform heels. In olive suede with nailhead details and a chunky buckle, these 4-inch kicks will make you want to do a little disco groovin’ down the sidewalk. Find them for $179 at Mia Moda Boutique.
Jeffrey Campbell laser-cut booties
These laser-cut, open-toe booties by Jeffrey Campbell make a striking statement in a low, ankle-style or a taller boot. With their on-trend platform heels and lace-ups, these gorgeous shoes will surely garner compliments. Find the short ankle CORS-CUT2 bootie for $195 and the tall Contessa boot for $215 at Gus Mayer.
La Bottega sandal
Like modern gladiator sandals, these stylish shoes feature fine Italian leather in a chunky weave with nailhead details. Its loose, casual style meets high-end modern design for an unforgettable shoe that will be your summer go-to. Find them for $311 at Betsy Prince, the only store in Birmingham currently carrying this brand!
Embrace the spirit of summer with these fabulous beach shoes, inspired by the classic rope-soled espadrilles from Spain. Soludos are uber-comfortable and a time-tested design that will never go out of style, and in options of leather and doe hair, you can’t go wrong. Find the tan and silver leather for $98 and the leopard-print doe hair for $108 at Stella Blu.
Embrace your inner tree hugger, and flaunt your inner granola yogi with pride! With its classic cork and latex footbed that molds to fit the wearer’s foot, this timeless design isn’t going anywhere. In a variety of colors and strap styles, this is a versatile shoe that will get you through the summer in comfort. Find them, ranging from $89.95 to $135, at Alabama Outdoors.
Vintage Turkish kelim flats
What is more playful and fun than brightly colored shoes? Put a pop of color in your summer wardrobe and a spring in your step with these flats made from vintage Turkish kelims, all different and all one-of-a-kind. These pieces of wearable art in bold, happy hues are the perfect complement to the sunny season! Find them for $175 at Paige Albright Orientals.
Dolce Vita lace-up sandals
Timeless design meets elegant, on-trend elements in these lace-up sandals by Dolce Vita. Casual yet stylish, these sandals come in a variety of colors and go with almost any summer wardrobe look. Find them for $98 at Shoefly Boutique.
Lace-up, closed-toe flats
Combining the look of an ankle bootie with a ballet lace-up flat, these one-of-a-kind shoes are for the trendsetting fashionista. With two-tone dual laces and a smooth, camel-colored Italian leather, these kicks are sure to turn heads. Find them for $189 at Theadora Abbeyluxe.
UGG Fluff flip-flop
For cool summer evenings at home, don these fluffy sheepskin flip-flops with cushy rubber outsoles, then curl up with a book or your favorite Netflix show and relax in style. In calming shades of white, baby pink and natural, they are perfect for rejuvenating quality time at home. Find them for $80 at The Lingerie Shoppe.
Alden white bucks
These classic, red-brick-sole bucks in a summery, clean, white calfskin evoke the dapper glamour of the mysterious fictional millionaire Jay Gatsby, and they are every bit as luxurious as that gilded era. Find them for $525 at Harrison Ltd.
Southern Tide Flipjacks
Utility meets comfort in these durable yet stylish Flipjacks by Southern Tide. The leather strap is lined with suede and the supportive, nonslip, nonmarking sole is great for an afternoon on the boat. Find them for $69.50 at Remon’s.
Drooling yet? Now, get out and shop local for your favorite summer shoes!