Summer shoes! Did someone say Summer Shoes?
WooHoo! Spring is here and Summer is on the way so it’s time to pick out your pedicure colours and get those heels pumiced and moisturised. And as the trends in Summer shoes start to flood my inbox, my letterbox and my head as I wander through the mall, I see that we’re going to be spoilt for choice!
We’re going to see loads of Wedge Espadrilles - those gorgeous shoes with a mid height wedge heel covered in rope and a leather or canvas upper. I always think of Summer barbecues or standing chatting around the pool when I think Espadrilles. Glamorous; but definitely a sometimes shoe. Not the shoe I want to wear all day, everyday.
Thick strap sandals are big - apparently Chanel created some quilted black leather thick strap sandals so now they’re en pointe. There’s going to be hundreds of variations of these this Summer and they are very, very PRACTICAL and comfortable but for someone short in stature and a little broad in the beam, I’m definitely not going to be feeling even remotely stylish.
White sneakers will still be huge - thank goodness I say because they hide orthotics beautifully! And thanks to the current trend, a white sneaker can pretty take you anywhere from the gym to the mall to coffee or to a casual dinner. I love my white sneakers (I have 2 different styles) but they are very, very hard to keep clean. And much like our thick strap sandal friends, they don’t do much to make you feel at all elegant.
Oh and there’s ‘floss’ heels coming too – given this term for their upper straps so fine they resemble dental floss and featuring a needle like mid height heel! OK stop right there – these would have to be a once a Summer wear for me! Keeping upright and keeping those super fine straps in place are not my idea of fun or comfort.
So what we need are some Summer Shoes that are going to tick several boxes:
High on comfort so we can wear them all day, everyday
Made from beautifully breathable leather to keep our feet cool (and importantly fresh)
Elegantly versatile to take us from school drop off to coffee to lunch to a casual dinner or drinks with friends
Affordably priced so we’re not breaking the bank for our must-have Summer shoes
Thankfully the team at Styletread got the jump on the Summer shoes that will trend this year and have discovered the comfiest Summer shoes you’ll never want to take off!
Say Hello to MELVIN from Django & Juliette!
Our new best friend who will always be happy to run in and out to the car for forgotten school books, hats or lunches. Everyday, she’ll work in beautifully with whatever we’re wearing, whether it’s jeans, a white tee and a loose jacket or a cute strappy Summer dress. She’ll even team up beautifully with a linen pant and a sparkly top if we want to up the style stakes for a barbecue with friends or a few drinks with the girls.
“Comfortable and good-looking, this sandal has it all! Comprised of soft leather, the sandal has a slim strap and knot detail, as well as a cosy padded footbed. Set on a foam wedge sole and featuring a rear zipper, this shoe is the perfect choice for long days on your feet!”
We say Melvin has a little bit of everything that Summer Shoes want … a little lift in the heel to give you a touch of elegance, a white sole to capture the on-trend sports-luxe look, a beautiful peep toe to keep us cool and show off our pedi … and the tiniest bit of ‘floss’ that’s there for fashions points.
Well … have you checked out the colour options yet? Melvin is happy to please everyone:
The Khaki/White Sole combination for a fresh look every time.
The Tan/Nude Sole will be the ‘wear with absolutely everything’ combo this Summer.
The Light Yellow/White Sole is perfect with all white or denim and white (just add a pop of colour with some earrings or a lippy).
The Nude/White Sole is SO versatile, you’ll find yourself reaching for them almost daily.
We love that Styletread makes meeting Melvin so easy … order online and depending on where you live, your gorgeous new Summer shoes will be on your doorstep in just a matter of days (2 -3 business days for Australian metropolitan areas and 4 business days for Australian rural areas). There’s FREE DELIVERY on orders over $65 and FREE RETURNS for 30 days (and their process is totally dreamboat easy compared to other sites).
If the Melvin is not quite your style, but you’re looking for the same raised wedge sole with cushioned leather lining for an ultra comfy fit, Styletread has so many other gorgeous options to choose from:
- Monique – pair with your favourite denim and a striped tee for the ultimate Summer look, the Monique comes in a range of fabulous colours and features a slingback strap for all-day comfort.
- Mitzi – Oozing sports-luxe appeal, the asymmetrical profile and classic slingback style really does make the Mitzi an elegant addition to any outfit.
- Maximo – Perfect for everyday wear with a three strap silhouette, polished buckle at the heel and chunky rubber soles with slight wedge heel, you’ll never want to take the Maximo off.
- Mayson – A fabulous Summer shoe option for busy Mums with it’s slide on design, admirers will love the decorative tassel, while your feet will be supported and comfortable all day long, wrapped up in buttery-soft leather.
So what are you waiting for?! Summer’s coming ladies so get those toes out. And if you’re anything like me, Melvin‘s going to be my new best friend!
This Summer, we’ve teamed up with Styletread to bring you some of the latest styles and a few tips and tricks to get you through the season looking, but more importantly feeling, amazing! Summer Shoes don’t need to be daggy to be comfy; with Styletread, there are thousands of options that are high on style and absolutely killing it in the style stakes. Especially for busy Mums like us! #sp