Shoes in the summer seem like an obvious no-go, with the savvy shopper donning flip flops, open toe sandals, and the like. However, when it's 9am and you're due in the office, a bare toe isn't always welcome.
Instead of worrying about what to wear on your feet when the weather warms up, see the following shoes I've picked for a suitably serious, but seriously stylish look for the office, shopping, etc.
With the right shoes you can deal with the loopy series of monsoons and heatwaves and not-as-warm-as-it-should-be days we call summer. We’ve been hunting for the footwear that fits the bill – close-toed for work; comfortable enough to wear without socks; low blister risk. Here are our findings *pushes science glasses back up nose*.
The platform wedge is my secret heels-at-work weapon – all the glamour, none of the pain. All Rae Jones shoes have the bonus of being comfortable to wear (something about the soft leather/heel heights) but this rose T-bar wedge is cute. Lindisfarne wedges, £129, Rae Jones
Nothing says summer shoe like canvas and this neat lace-up also happens to have a vibrant digital botanical print all over it (so s/s 2014). I love these with rolled-up jeans or cropped trousers. Charlotte 5 shoe, £120, Swear
These tasselled loafers tick every box – the flatform gives you height, the chunky shape makes your legs look good, the combination of premium leather and lightweight rubber sole is super comfy and this particular blue update on the ubiquitous penny loafer is really cool. Clara loafers, £220, Grenson
Always a good option when comfort is a necessity, Clarks shoes are literally made to be just that (they’ve got cushioning inside) and a great no-sock option, as they’re always really soft on your feet. This laceless grey brogue is perfect for nailing the androgynous trend, we reckon. Hotel Diva shoes, £65, Clarks
Suede seems to be having a bit of a moment, which is handy as it makes for the ideal no-sock shoe. These almond-shaped lace ups have a low heel and are leather lined and super-comfy. I'll no doubt, be wearing these to mooch around in at weekends. Remi lace up, £129.