Now, I know that it is summer and summer fashions tend to be rather casual. However, enough with the flip flops, especially the ones that are made out of foam and plastic. These flip flops are designed for dorm showers, not for every day wear. Not only do they look tacky, but they are bad for your feet as well. Do you see these flip flops on the red carpets of Hollywood? I don’t see flip flops, I see stylish summer shoes and sandals. Still want that free feeling on your feet, but do not want to be a fashion disaster? There are some very cute summer shoes that can replace those tacky flip flops.
Let’s take a look at some cute summer shoes that are affordable and flirty. There are some cute sandal heels that are just to die for. Shoes like the BigBaby from Nine West is cute enough for a casual lunch with friends, yet sophisticated enough to be a work appropriate shoe. The Ideal also matches this critic for a cute sandal type shoe.
The DSW has a large number of sandal flats that are great and stylish alternatives to the flip flop. One of my favorites is the Soul Mate Sandal from Aerosoles. This cute sandal is light weight and provides only a slight rise. The Soul Mate Sandal is perfect for people who do not want to wear heels but wish for a little extra height.
If you absolutely have to have a slide on sandal, opt for something a little more durable and classy than the plastic and foam flip flop. Shoes.com has some cute and affordable slides that can handily replace the flip flop. A top trend this summer is the Shape Up slide. This shoe is said to help tone your legs while still being stylish. From personal experience, I can say that they work great and still look good.
When purchasing a sandal of any type, there are some things to look for. The primary thing is the fit of the sandal. The shoe should not be pulling off your feet every time you take a step. That slapping noise that flip flops make indicates that it is an improper fit. Not only will an improper fit be uncomfortable and can result in dirt getting in the shoe, but it can also be harmful. A poor fit will cause blisters and sores on your feet which can be easily infected due to the bacteria on your feet. In addition to a good fit, be sure that they will go with your outfits. Do not buy a pair of shoes just because they are cute. Buy a pair of shoes that work with your dress style, just not the flip flop please. Most importantly, buy a pair of shoes that you like. No one else has to wear them but you, although we all have to see them.