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Truth be told, I’ve been waiting to write this post for what feels like a century — realistically six months, give or take — because summer is hands-down the best time to buy shoes.
I say that for a lot of reasons (see: doubling down on socks now a distant memory), but the crazy number of options, especially compared with the handful of black boots you probably chose from last season, is by far the best part. Whether you like an easy on-and-off slide, a block heel, a wedge, or something in the middle, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.
This summer brings on no shortage of trends to pick from, too. You’ll see plays on texture — like the green pony hair mules from Paloma Wool's spring/summer collection, along with raffia and woven detailing — and fun add-ons like buckles, pom-poms, and ribbon. See the best of all this plus more below.