Summer Shoe Picks! The Best Styles For Vacay and Play

I love the connection between music and fashion. And this summer’s shoe fashions are bringing so many fun songs to mind! Like Nelly: It’s getting hot in here! Time to think about lighter styles and exposed toes. So, with your floral dresses, tank tops, seersucker suits, linen shorts and sun hats, what are you stepping out in this summer? What kicks will you wear to the tune of Here comes the hotstepper? (Y’all remember that song, don’t play!) Let’s talk about summer shoe styles for the guys and the ladies.

Top Picks 2024: Best Summer Shoe Styles for Men

Guys, you heard Taylor Swift: And to the fella over there with the hella good hair. You might have a man-bun is coming into shape, what will you wear on your feet? That’s what we’re talking about next: shoes for men. Whether you’re going to the beach, the bar, or the boat, you’ll need to plan ahead to put your best-dressed foot forward.

Wherever it is you decide to go this summer, here’s a pair of sandals that will round it out. Slip your toes into these Closed Toe Leather Sandals found on the MixsNow Store on Amazon.

Photo: MixsNow on Amazon

Maybe you’ll be out on the streets rather than the beach? White sneaks are a must. If you don’t go with your classic white canvas, you step it up with these unisex white leather uppers Esplar Sneakers by Veja.

Photo: Nordstrum

OMG, my favorite color….GREEN! And what better color to wear in the summer season? You just can’t go wrong in these Kianou Espadrille mesh loafers from ALDO.

Photo: ALDO

Ok, guys…those toes need to be free sometimes. So, no better time to go get that pedicure (don’t be scared)! I promise your first won’t be your last. And then step on out in these Woven Cross Strap Sandals from Zara.

Photo: ZARA

Top Picks 2024: Summer Shoe Styles for Women

Where My Girls At?! I love this this song from the 90’s girl group 702. Now let’s talk about some summer shoe love! And, unlike the guys, 90% of the time our toes are pedi’d, especially when the weather is hot. So, let’s get ready, get ready, get ready!

Looking for something you won’t see everywhere? Try these metallic blue sandals by Nine West at Zappos. Yes, single strap sandals are an easy find, but look at that heel and that color! I’m in love.

Photo: Nine West

Sometimes you have to prioritize comfort, right? Nordrstrom Rack has these super comfy platform wedges by Sorel. They have a cushioned footbed and zip back closure that forms to your heel. Also? That wood wedge has the power to kick this style up a few notches! Who says comfort can’t be cute?

Photo: Sorel on Nordstrom Rack

For our Eco-Friendly peeps, these stylish vegan leather sandals from Reef are a forever comfort. If you like Birkenstocks, you’ll love these. They are chic, lightweight and provide arch support with every step.

Photo: Reef

On the low low…From Shein, these Gold Rhinestone Fishnet sandals can make anyone’s feet look good! They have a clear band inside that goes over your toes to keep your foot in place.

Photo: Shein

We all love comfort and style. Espy’s (Espadrille’s) have changed so much over the years. Found these super cute floral mesh Valencia Espadrille Slip-On’s by TOMS at DSW, perfect for a casual dinner, picnic, shopping etc.

Photo: Tom’s on DSW

Are you going anywhere sight-seeing this summer? I found the cutest Mary Jane’s from Vivaia. Ever buy 2 pair of shoes in different colors and want to wear them at the same time? This Is How We Do It (song by Montel Jordan 1995). Ya’ll, you can even wash these in the washing machine and fold them to put in your purse! That’s all I need to know…what about you?

We all have our own style. Whether you wear a stiletto, block heel, wedge or kitten heel for women OR men (I don’t judge), as Post Malone says, It’s a moment when you show up got’em saying WOW!

Happy Summer, everyone!