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36 Summer Shoes You'll Live In All Season Long

Make room in your closet.

paris, france   july 12 leonie hanne wears a pale green oversized long blazer jacket from bernadette, pale green short pants from bernadette, a bottega veneta white paddedquilted woven leather bag with a golden chain, heels shoes from amina muaddi, on july 12, 2020 in paris, france photo by edward berthelotgetty images
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In the era of working from home, socks and slides have found their way into most of our outfits. But with summer on the way, it's time to put your boots and jackets in storage and ready your wardrobe for warmer weather. If you're thinking of buying a new pair (or three), we have good and bad news. The good news is, the time is now; the bad news is that there's more to buy. The spring/summer 2021 runways showcased cool cowboy boots, a continued appreciation for clogs, and an official confirmation that thong sandals are here to stay (a personal '00s favorite of mine). With infinite options on the market, we put together a list of our favorite summer shoe styles to shop now.

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A Pair Of Birkenstocks
Arizona Platform Sandal
Birkenstock birkenstock.com

A true marriage of comfort and style, a pair of Birkenstocks will never let you down. 

The Loafer
Rothy's rothys.com

This slip-on loafer is named "The Cloud" for a reason. Well, partly because of its blue color, but partly because it's so freaking comfy, you'll feel like you're walking on a cloud. Bonus: It's made from recycled water bottles, though you'd never believe it from the way the material feels.

An Old School Sneaker
Rod Laver Sneaker
Adidas net-a-porter.com

Out with the new and in with the old? Named after tennis legend Rod Laver, this old-school sneaker proves that fashion is stuck in a time loop. 

A Raffia Loafer
Woven Raffia Loafer
Tory Burch toryburch.com

Tory Burch's SS21 collection was inspired by natural elements found in her childhood home. Using raffia and leather, this one-of-a-kind loafer is perfect for the working woman. 

A Unique Sneaker
Nike Air Rift Sneaker
Nike nike.com

A take on the traditional Japanese footwear style, Jika Tabi, Nike's rendition provides the right amount of comfort and uniqueness for those looking for something different. 

A Blue Sandal
Fiona Satin Sandals
The Attico farfetch.com

Looking for a pop of color in your summer wardrobe? Style these satin blue sandals with your favorite summer dress or denim shorts.

A Cushiony Sandal
Knot Sandals
Courtesy of Mango
Mango mango.com

A bonus of these cute knot sandals: Hopefully no one ever steps on you when you're in them, but should someone accidentally take a step backwards, the cushion straps will give your feet a little protection.

An Asymmetrical Sandal
Slide-In Sandal
Jeffrey Campbell nordstrom.com

For those chill days where you may want to make a statement without doing too much, a pair of asymmetrical sandals will do the job. 

A Pair of Mules
Block Cowboy Mule
UGG + Eckhaus Latta ugg.com

UGG collaborated with Eckhaus Latta on a collection of distinctive footwear for those seeking something unique. This mule has a Western-inspired silhouette, so now you have more options to channel that vibe instead of turning to cowboy boots 24/7. 

A Fishnet Pump
Alisia 105 Pump
Gianvito Rossi mytheresa.com

Got a hot date? This fishnet pump is equal parts seduction and bad-ass. Go get 'em, girl. 

A Caged Sandal
Amy Metallic Sandals
Courtesy of Miista
Miista miista.com

Miista never misses, and these cute caged sandals are proof. So strap up and get ready to hit the town! 

A Sporty Sandal
Kinetic Impact Sandal
Sorel sorel.com

Sorel's Kinetic Impact sandal comes highly praised for that walk-all-day comfort we desire in a pair sandals. 

A Western Boot
Brayden Western Boots
Free People
FP Collection freepeople.com

I know cowboy boots may seem intimidating, but in the words of Nancy Sinatra, these boots are made for walking (not really, but they're super cute). 

A Minimal Sandal
Rolled Strap Heeled Sandals
Zara zara.com

It's true—simplicity is key.

A Fuzzy Slipper
Babouche Slipper
Res Ipsa resipsausa.com

Get into these Babouche slippers made by Res Ipsa. The name is a translation of the Latin phrase to "the thing speaks for itself" which is totally on brand for these perfect travel leisure slippers. 

A Slingback Pump
Chunky Chain-Embellished Slingback Pumps
No. 21 numeroventuno.com

There's something so timeless about a slingback pump. This chain embellished detail brings the right amount of edge you need to step on necks this summer. 

A Platform Sandal
Frida Slip On Sandal
Pêche shop-peche.com

Established in 2017, Pêche is one of our favorite new brands providing vintage womenswear, shoes, and accessories with a contemporary twist. 

A Fishnet Clog
Urca Clog
Mari Giudicelli marigiudicelli.com

You may not be able to catch fish with these, but you'll surely be able to grab an eye or two in Mari Giudicelli's Urca clogs. 

A Thong Sandal
Haven Thong Flatform Sandals
Free People
FP Collection freepeople.com

Wake me up, because we're back in 2000! This throwback staple is back and we could not be happier. Live out your '00s dream and get a pair of thong sandals for the summer.

A Woven Slide
Sonnie Gingham Sandal
Courtesy of Loeffler Randall
Loeffler Randall Loeffler Randall

Ditch your athletic slides for something a little more chic with a pair of woven slides. 

A Cool Wedge
Norma Leather Croc Sandals
Rejina Pyo rejinapyo.com

I know that wedges may seem like a thing of the past, but trust us—a cute wedge on a summer day has never failed any woman.

A Colorblock Sandal
Tanya Cross Mules
Shekudo shekudo.com

Shekudo does a great job providing stylish shoes while supporting artisans in Nigeria.

A Classic White Sneaker
Metro White Sneaker
Courtesy Koio
Koio koio.co

If designer royal Phoebe Philo were writing this, I'm sure she'd say you can never go wrong with a classic white sneaker for your summer wardrobe.  

A Camping Sandal
Hurricane XLT2 Sandal
Teva teva.com

An upgrade from their previous Hurricane XLT, the XLT2 offers more support and cushion comfort for our hiking peeps. 

An Abstract Heel Sandal
Effie Heel
Courtesy of Cult Gaia
Cult Gaia cultgaia.com

Have you ever seen something so ethereal? Neither have we. Get into Cult Gaia's magical Effie heel.

A Ballet Espadrille Flat
Ingrid Espadrilles
https://www.chloe.com/us Chloé

Chloe's Ingrid espadrille is an ode to the brand's iconic ballet flat. It's designed with a scallop trim for a summery feel. 

A Beaded Sandal
Mona Beaded Slide Sandals
STAUD bloomingdales.com

Staud's Mona slide is not just beaded perfection, but just right for when you're on the go.

A Slip On Sneaker
Stacked Classic Slip-On
Vans zappos.com

Feeling lazy? Throw on a pair of Vans' classic slip-on sneaker to get you through the day. 

An Embroidered Loafer
Embroidered Flower Penny Loafers
Bougeotte bergdorfgoodman.com

Noted for their takes on the classic penny loafer, these Bougette embroidered loafers are ideal for a weekend at the beach.

An Embellished Sandal
Amie Embellished Slide
Steve Madden stevemadden.com

For my budget-friendly peeps, Steve Madden always has you covered. Paired with a tank and trousers, these embellished sandals are a must-have. 

A Simple Flat
Sky Flat
Barkal barkal.com

Great for everyday wear, Barkal's Sky flat comes in a range of funky colors, giving you plenty options to choose from for this summer. 

A Colorful Kitten Heel
Gigi Kiwi Kitten Heel
Kat Maconie katmaconie.com

Is this a safe space to admit that we've gone kitten heel crazy? Not only are they perfect for comfort purposes, but they can be worn any time of day, making them one of my favorite go-to summer styles. 

A Pastel Heeled Sandal
Katie 50MM Sandals
Camper farfetch.com

Easter may be over, but pastels are always in. Brighten up your day and someone else's with a pastel sandal! 

A Bright Sneaker
Asics Dynablast Sneakers
ASICS zappos.com

Whether you're running a marathon or simply going to pick up your favorite latte, these colorful sneakers are sure to light up the way. 

A Chunky Slide
Nulu Sandal
Kkerelé kkerele.com

Designed in Lagos, Nigeria, each sandal is made from hand using traditional techniques to create these chunky sandals designed to last. 

A Vegan Flip Flop
Easy Ridin' Comeback Sandal
Sole Rebels solerebels.com

Handcrafted from tire soles and bright woven fabrics, Sole Rebel's Easy Ridin' Comeback sandal supports their B*Knd series, an initiative created around vegan footwear. 

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