27 Pairs of Summer Shoes to Stock up On

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In the winter, putting together an outfit often requires deciding on a pair of shoes first: Is it snowing? Raining? Do I have to layer two pairs of socks just to stave off frostbite? Do those luxury-brand booties even have treading?

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But in the summer, it’s a little simpler: Throw on a sundress, pick a pair of slides, and get on with it. And sure, that’s a totally fine way to live your life—but what about all the mules and sneakers and tie-up sandals you’ve been dreaming of wearing since November? What about all the backless slip-ons you’ve been diligently bookmarking on Instagram for the last four-odd months? Heck, it’s time to show off your pedicure.

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To celebrate the true arrival of warmer weather, we culled a couple dozen of the best summer shoes to stock up on—because before you know it, it’ll be boot weather once again.

A version of this article was originally published in May 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Chamula Classic Uxmal Huarache Sandals

Chamula Classic Uxmal Huarache Sandals, $81; at Madewell

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Gioseppo Woven City Flats

Gioseppo Woven City Flats, $138; at Anthropologie

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | LOQ Vale Beige Mules

LOQ Vale Beige Mules, $325; at The Frankie Shop

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Forever 21 Faux Suede Block Heels

Forever 21 Faux Suede Block Heels, $25; at Forever 21

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Vans Old Skool Sneakers

Vans Old Skool Sneakers, $60; at Vans

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | By Far Double Grid in Nude

By Far Double Grid in Nude, $425; at By Far

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Gray Matters Mildred Egg Azzuro

Gray Matters Mildred Egg Azzuro, $495; at The Dreslyn

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Urban Outfitters Olivia Animal Print Slide

Olivia Animal Print Slide, $49; at Urban Outfitters

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Creatures Of Comfort Como Slide

Creatures Of Comfort Como Slide, $395; at Creatures of Comfort

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Alix Lace-Up Espadrille Sandal

Alix Lace-Up Espadrille Sandal, $49; at Urban Outfitters

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | COS Braided Slip-On Shoes

COS Braided Slip-On Shoes, $125; at COS

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Trademark Pajama Sandal

Trademark Pajama Sandal, $348; at Trademark

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Miista Valerie Black Moire Sandals

Miista Valerie Black Moire Sandals, $90; at Miista

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers

Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers, $70; at Reebok

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Rafa The Simple Sandal

Rafa The Simple Sandal, $300; at Rafa

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Oak + Fort Open Toe Mule

Oak + Fort Open Toe Mule, $39; at Oak + Fort

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Genuine People Pointed Heeled Sandals

Genuine People Pointed Heeled Sandals, $198; at Genuine People

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Emma Go Patrice Sandals

Emma Go Patrice Sandals, $218; at Anthropologie

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Zara Slides with Fringe

Zara Slides with Fringe, $49.90; at Zara

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Everlane The Pointed Slide

Everlane The Pointed Slide, $102; at Everlane

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | & Other Stories Pointed Block Heel Mules

& Other Stories Pointed Block Heel Mules, $125; at & Other Stories

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Woman by Common Projects Cross Sandal

Woman by Common Projects Cross Sandal, $442; at The Dreslyn

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Jeffrey Campbell Beth Point Toe Slingback Pumps

Jeffrey Campbell Beth Point Toe Slingback Pumps, $135; at Shopbop

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Zara Flat Natural Sandals

Zara Flat Natural Sandals, $45.90; at Zara

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Genuine People Leather Loafers

Genuine People Leather Loafers, $180; at Genuine People

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | The Noelle Slingback Sandal in Velvet

The Noelle Slingback Sandal in Velvet, $98; at Madewell

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STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Vanessa Wu Metallic Colorblock Heeled Sandals

Vanessa Wu Metallic Colorblock Heeled Sandals, $128; at Anthropologie

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  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Chamula Classic Uxmal Huarache Sandals
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Gioseppo Woven City Flats
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | LOQ Vale Beige Mules
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Forever 21 Faux Suede Block Heels
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Vans Old Skool Sneakers
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | By Far Double Grid in Nude
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Gray Matters Mildred Egg Azzuro
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Urban Outfitters Olivia Animal Print Slide
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Creatures Of Comfort Como Slide
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Alix Lace-Up Espadrille Sandal
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | COS Braided Slip-On Shoes
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Trademark Pajama Sandal
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Miista Valerie Black Moire Sandals
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Rafa The Simple Sandal
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Oak + Fort Open Toe Mule
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Genuine People Pointed Heeled Sandals
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Emma Go Patrice Sandals
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Zara Slides with Fringe
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Everlane The Pointed Slide
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | & Other Stories Pointed Block Heel Mules
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Woman by Common Projects Cross Sandal
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Jeffrey Campbell Beth Point Toe Slingback Pumps
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Zara Flat Natural Sandals
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Genuine People Leather Loafers
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | The Noelle Slingback Sandal in Velvet
  • STYLECASTER | Best Summer Shoes | Vanessa Wu Metallic Colorblock Heeled Sandals

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