8 Summer Shoes For Those Who Hate Sandals

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8 Summer Shoes For Those Who Hate Sandals


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You hate your feet. Maybe your pedi is seriously chipped, maybe you don’t like showing off your toes in public, whatever the reason is, you’d prefer to hide your feet away from prying eyes. Flip flops? No. Sandals? NOPE. So what does a girl wear during the warmer months? It turns out — plenty!

The good news is there are a ton of summer shoes that can keep your feet covered without skimping out on the style.

Here are eight of the must-have summer shoes for those who just can’t stand sandals.

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1. White Lace Slip Ons

A romantic twist on a classic slip-on, these TOMS white lace slip ons are a perfect addition to basically anything in your summer wardrobe. From a summer dress, skirt, or shorts, these flirty flats (which are also vegan) scream summer. White Lace Leaves Women’s Classics, TOMS, $59.


2. Casual Mary Janes

These canvas, casual Mary Janes are perf for walking around the amusement park, lazy days at the beach, or slipping on and off at the pool. Plus, they match well with virtually every outfit. Vionic Opal Mary Janes, Zappos, $63.


3. Converse Sneakers

A pair of Chucks is a classic for a reason: they’re super cool and casual, and they pair with EVERYTHING. From skinnies to shorts to summer dresses, they’re the ultimate sporty shoe that never looks like you’re trying too hard. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Sneakers, DSW, $50.


4. Platform Shoes

Platform shoes are the perfect alternative between a sneaker and a sandal –with only showing a tiny hint of your toes. Phew! They easily go from casual to chic, whether you wanna wear your fave jeans or a miniskirt. Lisbon Platform Wedge Sandal by Charles David, Nordstrom, $65.


5. Cut-Out Flats

These cut-out flats are both elegant and laid-back, which means they work perfectly whether at the beach with your squad, strolling on the boardwalk with bae, or at brunch with Mom. B.A.I.T. Footwear Of Gait Importance Flat in Cotton Candy, Modcloth, $50.


6. Perforated Ballet Flats

These perforated ballet flats are perfect to wear to your internship on a humid day, and which can easily work at night when you meet up with your squad afterwards at your fave dinner spot. Lucky Brand Everlee Perforated Nubuck Leather Ballet Flats, Dillards, $45.


7. Peep-Toe Wedge

This printed wedge gives you not only a bit of height which will highlight your gams in shorts or skirts, but the peep-toe gives you a nice flirty edge that doesn’t reveal your feet *too* much. Women’s Catie Soft Knot Wedge, Payless, $16.


8. Huarache Shoes

The strappy, woven huarache gives a fresh boho look to any outfit. It easily complements everything summery, from capri pants to shorts to maxi skirts.  AEO Huarache, Flat, American Eagle Outfitters, $30.