It’s always the same question that comes up in summer: how to have style without dying of hot?
In terms of clothes, we can manage without too much difficulty 1 but when it comes to shoes, it’s already more complicated.
This is not about telling you to buy a pair only for the summer (although we will return to this option). We will especially ask, among our shoes, which are the most adapted to the high temperatures. Not to mention the inspirations we love so much.
I warn you, ban on talking about Havanaanas!
WHAT SHOES TO WEAR IN THE SUMMER?
THE MOST ELEGANT: MOCCASINS
Very present in the preppy style and some approaches of the sartorial, one can distinguish at least three types. In all cases, the shoe never has laces.
THE MOST RIVIERA: THE BOAT SHOES
Although originally reserved for sailors and other sailing enthusiasts, these little shoes were quickly imposed in urban areas.
That said, I advise you to get away from associations too obvious with shorts and marinière. On the contrary, take them out of their nautical origins!
THE MOST WORKWEAR: THE DESERT BOOTS
Shoes worn by the British Army during its presence in Egypt, they are made for the heat. The nubuck makes them resistant but light so adapted to the summer.
You will see that they actually fit in just about every style.
THE MOST COMFORTABLE: SNEAKERS
Hard to ignore when the mercury climbs: lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear, sneakers are one of the best alternatives for this season.
When it comes to height, choose low models 2: logically, the more your shoes will be covering and the more you will be hot.
Level materials, even if a “classic” leather will do, think also perforated leather that will be more breathable. Sneakers canvas will also be about.
THE MOST SUMMARY: SNEAKERS
The history of these shoes is intimately linked to the region of the Pyrenees, French side as Spanish. Catalan texts of the 14th century already refer to it, describing it as we already know it today. 3
They are characterized by a rope sole, surmounted by a canvas shank. Traditionally, the whole shoe was made from hemp. Look at the process of creating the sole …
This is the ultimate holiday shoe, clearly not made to take the lead. Put them on and stay spontaneous!
THE MOST DIFFICULT: THE SANDALS
Not long ago, two big categories of people wore sandals: German children and tourists.
Then, as often, luxury has seized it. On the catwalks, the sandals are as much with sweatpants as with costumes.
Mastering the sandal is not easy. Already, you have to find a beautiful model, which is already a difficulty in itself … In my opinion, leave the association suits/sandals to luxury brands: not sure that the result is so happy going from the show to the street.
Look for leather models only, with a real work of reflection on the straps and the sole.
A clarification is imperative: do not wear sandals if you do not take care of your little feet.
I really insist on that! We devote a lot of effort to our style, it is not to see everything ruined by the refusal of a pedicure.
THE FINAL WORD…
Who says heat, says sweat.
For the sake of your shoes, more than ever, alternate ports. Also, think of shoe trees that will absorb the moisture left in your shoes and opt for socks made of natural material 4
Here for the complete reminder on the maintenance of his shoes.
What type of shoes do you prefer to wear in summer? Are you rather desert boots or sandals? Tell us in the comments!