Finally, summer is just around the corner, which means you can start prepping all your summer wardrobe essentials — including signature billowy floral-print dresses, colored sunglasses à la Céline, and juicy poolside summer reads. But what about the shoes? Yahoo Style scoured the market to find you the best summer footwear, all uniquely made by designers from around the globe, making up a mix of sandals in millennial pink, fringed and tasseled slippers, and straight-up neutral mules.
Click ahead for what Yahoo Style predicts will be the must-have shoes of the summer.
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Origin: Between Madrid and Elba, Spain
Style: Choose from rosy-pink fringe-style mules, netted beige slides, mint-green sandals, and metallic block heels, any of which make ideal vacation footwear.
Price: Starting at $123
Shop: Available at carmelinashoes.com
Origin: Seoul, Korea
Style: Founded by Rei Yoon Hong mi in 2010, Reike Nen is is just now making waves for its designs that embody “contemporary refinement.” Offerings, which have already caught the eye of global fashion blogger Aimee Song, include an eclectic mix of pointed, cone-shaped mules in colors like pink satin and green, plus strappy sandals in chocolate brown, and woven heels in colorful tints like lavender and mustard.
Price: Starting at $318
Shop: Available at wconcept.com
(Photo: Reike Nen)
Style: Sanayi 313 reimagines how a pair of slippers can look and feel. Inspired by the Ottoman weaving technique in Istanbul, the shoes are intricately decorated with details like fringe, pom-poms, and embroideries — of cherries, spiders, and bee motifs. You can easily pair one these statement shoes with a pair of jeans, maxi dress, or jumpsuit.
Price: starting at $860
Shop: Available at net-a-porter.com
(Photo: Sanayi 313)
Origin: Designed in Sausalito, Calif. Handcrafted in Spain.
Style: At Freda Salvador, you will find refined, modern classics — from woven slides to loafer-style mules in more neutral colors like beige, white, and black, with the occasional bold pattern like a jaguar print.
Price: Starting at $250
Shop: Available at fredasalvador.com
(Photo: Freda Salvador)
Origin: Los Angeles
Style: Founded by former Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang footwear designer Jessica Taft Langdon, the brand offers a series of colorful, modern, sculptural shoes. Highlights include these white mules featuring a spherical disc on top, plus slides in metallic shades and ballerina-style, ribbon-tied heels. Easily pair shoes from the Palatines with your favorite white jeans and off-the-shoulder blouse for a perfectly effortless summer look.
Price: Starting at $260
Shop: Available at thepalatinesshoes.com
(Photo: The Palatines)
Origin: Sofia, Bulgaria
Style: The brand was founded by a pair of twins, Valentina and Sabina, and their best friend, Denitsia, in 2016. The vibe is feminine, playful, simple, and versatile, and the range of colors — including red, navy, yellow, green, and white — can give you just the extra punch you’re looking for this summer.
Price: Starting at $226
Shop: Available at byfarshoes.com
(Photo: By Far)
Origin: Los Angeles
Style: Loq, featuring a mix of woven mules, leather slides, and suede slippers, will give you all the relaxed classics that you want to wear, season to season. Founded by Keren Longkumer and Valerie Quant, the name Loq is derived in part from each of their surnames.
Price: Starting at $290
Shop: Available at garmentory.com