4 Summer Shoe Alternatives

When we think summer shoes, we most likely immediately think cute strappy sandals, however, one thing you’ll know if you live in the UK (or anywhere with a similar climate), is that sandals during summer aren’t always practical. I know, crazy right!? Living in a place where the weather can be highly temperamental does mean that we don’t always end up dressing appropriately to the seasons but it doesn’t mean we can’t be inventive with our clothing/footwear choices and still feel summery in our own kind of way. Here are four of my favourite footwear choices that I am loving wearing on repeat this spring/summer.

Mules

Clarks Snake Print Image Gallery Heeled Mules

You may be sick of hearing about them by now but whether you’re a lover or a hater, theirs no denying that once you find the perfect pair of mules to slip your feet into, you’ve likely just found the comfiest pair of shoes you’ll own…I am obsessed with my heeled mules from Clarks, I’ll repeat OBSESSED. Not only are they a great summer alternative to a full on strappy sandal but I think they are just about the comfiest pair of heels I have ever owned…EVER. They are my go to shoes for any remotely dressy occasion but at the same time they aren’t too formal, so are great for when I’m going for a more casual vibe too.

Converse

Grey Womens Converse

Converse are probably the most classic casual footwear you can own. I myself joined the Converse crew a little (more like very) late and only purchased my first ever pair this year in fact. Since then they have become my Spring/Summer shoes of choice. Come rain or shine I find these have fast become a firm favourite to throw on my feet. I love how versatile they are and whether I’m going for my favourite combination with my slim fit mom jeans, or braving it with bare legs in a dress, they seem to go with just about anything…not forgetting that they are super practical too!

Superga

Superga 2790 White Flatform Espadrille Trainers

How I have resisted the temptation of buying a pair of Superga in every colour under the sun, I do not know. I’ve had my classic 2750 style in baby pink pair for around three years now and I find myself pulling them out every summer…More recently I was tempted by this fabulous white pair, which are a funky spin on the classic Superga, with a wedge espadrill sole. Unfortunately for me, I stupidly got a size too big and will be sending these ones back. Even more to my disappointment the white ones now seem to be sold out – no surprise there! – So I can’t even exchange them for a smaller size, but I’ve been eyeing them up in the navy as another great summer alternative, so we shall see, but for now my pink 2750’s are still going strong.

Boots

Office Brown Suede Janey Heeled Boots

During the winter, whilst looking for style inspiration, I always find myself stumbling across a multitude of images where women are looking super cool, wearing boots with bare legs but then I’m left feeling disappointed knowing that it’s not a practical outfit choice when the temperature here is in the minuses. Fast forward to summer however, and hello cute tan boots that I never got to wear during the winter in fear of ruining them. Yes the boots are out and the legs are out are too…and that tan suede pair finally have their time to shine.

What are your favourite go to shoes this summer?

Samio x

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  1. Pam
    July 11, 2016 / 8:41 am

    those supergas are awesome! I love a bit of raffia/espadrille so definitely a good option for summer!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. July 11, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    This is such a cool post! I love to vary my summer shoes a bit – thank you so much for sharing these inspos 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Ah thanks Carmen, no problem. 😀

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Yes do it, you won’t regret it! 😀

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Sybil, you too!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Ah thank you Sia!

      Samio x

  3. July 12, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    What a stunning choice. Thanks for sharing
    Mine favorites in the summer are white Superga
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    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      White Superga sound like a good choice, you can wear those with everything! 😀

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      What more do you need hey. 😀

      Samio x

  4. Tamara
    July 12, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Mules and platforms have been my favorite this season! Loving your shoes selection!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks Tamara.

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      They are so cool aren’t they!

      Samio x

  5. July 13, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I love me some converse! They are my go to daily. 🙂

    Great picks! I have yet to try Superga but I’ve seen them around a lot and they are super cute!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Superga are a great alternative to Converse when you fancy something different but agreed, Converse are always a great daily go to!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Melisa. 🙂

      Samio x

  6. Jasmine
    July 14, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Love these options! Especially the converse!

    With purpose,

    Jasmine
    thepurposedculture.com

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Jazmine, I practically live in them these days.

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Same here! =D

      Samio x

  7. July 15, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I literally have to wear all of these in this British Summer because there is no point buying sandals in this weather :(. Loving the Converse

    The Blonde B

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Tell me about it. Looks like were getting some sun finally though which is good! 😀

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 17, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      They are ideal for traveling, they are so comfy!

      Samio x

  8. Alina Bostan
    July 17, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    I love sandals for hot days out but most days in the UK, I end up with Converse/Toms and ankle boots. Love the options you have here x

    Beauty with charm

  9. July 18, 2016 / 1:13 am

    Converse are definitely always in my closet but I have been wanting to try out mules. Maybe I will get a pair!

    Have a wonderful day, xx

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  10. July 20, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I just recently went on a shoe shopping spree (SALES!!!) and I found some nice Budapesters for fall and some casual Converse style shoes. I love the platforms!
    Cookies, Chaos & C’est la Vie

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