Good summer shoes are a tricky purchase indeed. Not only are your feet not used to being sockless but its also very hard to combine comfort and style. Wedges are a summer favourite and they tick both boxes by making your legs look fabulous while preventing a broken ankles on uneven footpaths! Floral patterned wedges are especially summery and can brighten up a block colour outfit. Walking any sort of distance in summer means that flats are essential...but you can't hide unattractive flats in the sunshine and runners are generally just too warm. Espadrilles are great for short distances and there is such a huge array of patterns to choose from so you can team them with shorts, harem pants, skirts and dresses.
Due to the rough woven sole of the espadrille they can become a bit hardwearing on the foot but there are plastic alternatives which are slightly more comfortable. I bought a pair of Native shoes, in TkMaxx, for travelling to Australia last year and they were perfect for the heat. Native shoes are made from foam- injection molded-EVA, a lightweight and durable material resembling rubber. The best thing about Native shoes is that you can wash them to keep them fresh and they dry in the sunshine in no time AND they are available in a variety of styles and colours.
Its no easy feet making flats look hot but one woman who succeeds is Kourtney Kardashian and her choice of sandal is perfect. She is a big fan of the knee high gladiator sandals and they look great with shorts and dresses. The appeal of these sandals for me is that unlike the flip flop or other sandals this gladiator sandal doesn't have that piece in between the toes that's just waiting to cut and chap your downtrodden foot. Wh