Comfy and Stylish Shoes to Wear With Summer Dresses
When temperatures are pushing triple digits, not much else matters to a Southerner other than comfort– and comfort alone. However, it’s in our roots to give looking presentable our best shot in spite of the heat—because y'all know the only times you run into old high school frenemies tend to be when you’re looking frazzled and a bit unkempt at the Piggly Wiggly. But don’t huff and puff over strapping on your stilettos yet, ladies. We've put ourselves to the test to find a happy medium in shoes that strike the perfect chord between style and comfort.
We’ve rounded up the most comfortable summer shoes on the block to wear with your favorite summertime dresses. From backyard barbecues to dinner dates to the far-flung vacations you have planned, you’ll never miss a beat from having to give your sore feet a break. We can already picture these paired with a flirty swing dress or peeking out below a beachy maxi. Whatever the occasion, these chic shoes will add comfort and style to your perfect summertime look.
Blue Suede Block Heel Sandal
We think Elvis was onto something with his Blue Suede Shoes. Updated with a modern block heel, these babies are back and chicer than ever.
Buy It: $79.99; nordstrom.com
Slingback Cork Wedge Sandal
The cork wedge on this sandal is lightweight for comfort, but also offers major support where it counts.
Buy It: $144.95; nordstrom.com
Ivory Leather Tie-Up Espadrille Wedge
We love a good low-wedge espadrille for its comfort and versatility, but especially love this one for its leather details and chic tie-up ankles.
Buy It: $128.95; nordstrom.com
Snakeskin Gladiator Sandal
When you need a simple beach sandal with enough support, but don’t want to fool with all the bells and whistles of straps and ties, this is your go-to.
Buy It: $25.46; amazon.com
Cognac Espadrille Wedge Sandal
The It-Sandal of last summer is back, and for good reason. This dupe of a designer shoe is affordable, suprisingly comfortable, and pairs with most anything.
Buy It: $59.95; dsw.com
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Black and White Espadrille Sandal
This sandal has been proven to hold up through a Greek vacation, through volcanoes and ancient ruins alike. Case closed.
Buy It: $54.95; nordstrom.com
Snakeskin Slip-On Sneakers
We may or may not have jumped for joy the moment we heard sneakers were now a fashion statement. We love this chic snakeskin pattern that is offered in five different colors.
Buy It: $79.95; zappos.com
Strappy Platform Espadrille Sandal
This flat platform offers comfort from toe to heel with just enough lift to elevate your look to dressy-casual when the occasion strikes.
Buy It: $74.95; nordstrom.com