The Summer Shoes Our Editors Want to Buy ASAP

Ah, summer—a time for family vacations, walks in the park and attending a wedding every other weekend. Of course, all those occasions require the footwear to match. Here are the shoes that 15 PureWow editors have on their wish lists for their most stylish summer yet.

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blue croc slides from loq

“I love these low-heeled sandals because they’re simultaneously unique and incredibly versatile. I’m dreaming about pairing them with a nice pair of jeans, a white floaty dress and even my future fall outfits. They’re a little out of my price range, but this brand is so high-quality that I think I’ll pull the trigger before they sell out.” – Heath Goldman, food editor

Loq ($180)

brown sandals with tread bottoms from the flexx
Lori’s Shoes

“My feet give me so much grief: I'm flat-footed, they swell in the summer and I'm very self-conscious about them! But these sandals, originally purchased for me by my mother, are the best. They’re like walking on clouds and I suffered zero blisters breaking them in. Are they the most stylish shoes in the world? Honestly, they might be—multiple fashionably dressed women stopped me last summer to ask where I got them. In fact, I wore them so much, I'm buying them again."  – Dara Katz, senior editor 

The Flexx ($135)

hot pink purple slides from via spiga
Nordstrom Rack

“These hot pink mules are so fun! I was struggling to figure out how often I would actually wear them, since they're such a bold color, but still, I’m so excited to finally get them!” – Amy Wolf, video producer

Via Spiga ($100)

white chunky sneakers from fila

“These have been sitting in my cart for ages, I just haven't officially pulled the trigger. This is such an easy price for getting in on the white dad sneaker trend.” – Madison Russell, editorial assistant

Fila ($65)

pale yellow heeled sandals from everlane

“These babies are in my cart currently because nothing is more fitting for a spring or summer wedding quite like pastel yellow. Plus, the two-inch block heel and the thick straps make it reasonable for me to dance the night away.” – Corley Miller, executive assistant/editorial coordinator

Everlane ($145)

brown flat sandals from loeffler randall

“I just pulled the trigger on these cuties from Loeffler Randall. You can never go wrong with a classic cognac slide (IMO). I love how these have a more delicate look and a subtle bow detail…just don't @ me if you see me wearing them every day until October." – Angela Cuneo Pares, editorial director branded content

Loeffler Randall ($225)

multicolor sneakers from nike

“To be honest, I rarely wear color, but when I do it’s usually localized to my shoes. I seriously can’t resist a bold, show-stopping, ‘look at me!!!’ sneaker and these will go perfectly with my favorite black jeans.” – Lauren Gniazdowski, editorial operations director

Nike ($160)

white sandals from cole haan
Cole Haan

"I love the crisp white color of these sandals and I'm super curious about the Cloudfeel technology, which is supposed to provide top-notch comfort, something I feel like Cole Haan always delivers on. I feel like this is the perfect shoe for summer meandering in dresses or jeans—minus the blisters." – Rachel Bowie, senior editor special projects

Cole Haan ($90)

white and black sneakers from veja

“I’m going to Europe this summer and I want a pair of comfy walking shoes that go with everything. These sneakers offer more support (and protection from dirty streets) than sandals, but are versatile enough to be worn with summer dresses or jeans. And, OK, I also want them because they're a Meghan Markle fave.” – Roberta Fiorito, news editor

Veja ($120)

green heeled sandals from labucq

“These lime green sandals are a perfect throwback to the '90s (hello, square toe and neon hue). They also have a clunky heel, which make them actually wearable and walkable. Labucq is a new brand from a former Rag & Bone shoe designer—so I know this summer go-to is guaranteed to be comfortable.” – Dena Silver, fashion editor

Labucq ($325)

red orange and yellow heeled sandals from rejina pyo

“I have a proclivity for wanting impractical footwear, but I do think I could actually wear these in real life. The heel is just over three inches (not so bad) and all those straps probably offer a good deal of foot support. Honestly, they just look too fun to pass up!” – Abby Hepworth, associate editor

Rejina Pyo ($455)

gold platform sandals from chinese laundry

“I have a bunch of weddings this year. These gold platforms are neutral enough to go with everything, but different enough that they're not boring. Plus, the chunky heel and platform make them walkable and comfortable (for four-inch heels, at least).”  - Sarah Stiefvater, editor

Chinese Laundry ($70)

white cowboy boots from sam edelman

“Now that the weather is finally nice, all I want to wear is sundresses and skirts with western boots. I bought a pair of white heeled booties this winter, but I want to upgrade to something a little sturdier (and easier to walk in) for spring. The stitching on this pair isn't too intense and the two-and-a-half-inch block heel gives me a little height without torturing my feet.” – Brianna Lapolla, editor

Sam Edelman ($160)

beige heeled sandals from jeffrey campbell

“I need a shoe that is dance floor-friendly for the three consecutive weddings I have this summer. These block-heeled ones are neutral enough to go with any outfit but not *just* a boring, strappy nude sandal.” – Katherine Gillen, associate food editor

Jeffrey Campbell ($140)

butter yellow waterproof sandals from teva

“Picture how tan my feet will look in this single-tone soft yellow pair that are 1) so comfortable I may never wear anything else again, 2) will get along famously with my easy white-tee-light-jean summer uniform and 3) trendy in that dad-fashion way that will make people question whether or not I had foot surgery. Joke's on them; I didn't.” – Cristina Gutierrez, senior editor

Teva ($54)



Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...