Step Into Summer
June 16 2011 8:00 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
A comfortable, casual look that's stylish to boot, skater sneakers still make for the perfect summer streetwear. Opt for sockless (or try those tiny "footie" socks). You can't go wrong with these -- they're classics for a reason. Find a pair with contrasting colors -- perhaps something in orange, electric blue, and green.
Espadrilles Are Essential
These comfortable slip-ons are available at almost every shoe outlet, and they sell at a variety of price points (in fact, some are cheap enough to make the shoes essentially disposable). Retro canvas slips-ons are a popular choice this summer.
To Flip-flop or Not?
We're saying "no" to toes in the suburbs and the city streets. Boys can get away with flip-flops at the beach, of course, but in any other setting, flip-flops just don't seem to do the trick.
Are high top boat shoes and shorts too much, too soon? The beat on the street is that they're going to be all the rage this summer. Whatever you might think of this trend, there's no denying it as a definite look.
Suede Is Suave
Brightly colored suede shoes have snuck back into the public consciousness this summer, and no wonder. Although the material is sensitive and requires a lot of upkeep, they still look simply terrific. Dress them up, dress them down -- they look great either way.
Say It With Sandals
While you'll want to pick a pair that doesn't make you look like an extra in Gladiator, the right sandals can be both comfortable and chic, both on the street and on the beach.