10 Cute Shoes For All Your Summer Activities
Whether your summer involves weekends at the cottage or pounding pavement in the city, we’ve got a shoe for you.
If you’re…on the way to the cottage: Opt for a comfort sandal
These ones will make you say “Om” – they’re made out of yoga mats, so you know your foot will always be cushioned and comfortable. Plus, the stretchy upper is worry-free: no blisters or bumps from uncomfortable buckles and straps.
Sanuk Yoga Sling 2, $55; available at shopsanuk.ca
If you’re…spending the day at the beach: Go for an espadrille
These lightweight espadrilles will turn heads and ensure you’re ready for an impromptu beach party. Rock them to and from the surf and sand. Joe Fresh Espadrille Sandals, $24; joefresh.com
If you’re…hiking the trails: Go for stability
Air cushioning in the heel of this hiking shoe provides extra shock protection and the breathable upper keeps you comfortable. The waterproof membrane and grippy outsole means you can trek anytime you’d like. No need to worry about the weather.
Merrell Capra Bolt Waterproof Light Trail Shoes, $160; available at mec.ca
If you’re…out at a music festival: Try a durable sandal
Providing traction on slippery surfaces and support around the foot, this unique sandal fits great the first time, so feel free to trek from stage to stage and dance the night away. Keen Uneek Monochrome, $120; keenfootwear.com
If you’re…caught in a rainstorm: Keep it bright with a colourful rain boot
These ones are breathable and offer maximum comfort. The bright blue colour is enough to put a smile on your face on a gloomy day. Bogs Berkeley Waterproof Boots, $90; bogsfootwear.ca
If you’re…sipping drinks poolside: Look for a standout piece of footwear
Look both funky and chic with this cool platform – your feet will stay dry from the wet pool deck and you’ll catch the eye of
Platform Lugg Sole Sandal, $80; available at select Marshalls locations
If you’re…always on the go: Go for a sleek slip-on
Easy on, easy off – plus the leather finish ensures you’re always looking chic and ready for anything. Roots Slip-on Sneaker, $128; roots.com
If you’re…into giving back: Opt for a one-to-one company, like Toms
With the cute floral print and rope sole, these open-toe shoes are perfect for warm days out and about. With every pair of shoes you purchase, Toms will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Toms Black Floral Open Toe Alpargatas, $70; toms.ca
If you’re…looking to set a PR: Look for a proven performance runner
Named editor’s choice from Runner’s World magazine, the GOrun 4 scores big points for technology and design. The sock-like upper means maximum comfort and more support, but with reduced weight. The mid-foot strike zone helps absorb shock to allow a smooth transition. Skechers GOrun4, $140, available at Skechers stores and ca.skechers.com