A Guide to Buying Summer Shoes

From sandals to sneakers to stylish smart-casual dress shoes, the options are endless! Buying new footwear can be a summertime headache, especially if you're not sure what to look for. But don't worry, we're here to help!

Our Top Tips for Summer Shoe Shopping

So, what summer shoes are best? This summer, it's all about being comfortable while still looking stylish. A vintage edge is also on-trend! This guide will show you how to find the perfect summer footwear. So, what do you have to look out for?

1. Breathable Materials & Designs

When the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, the last thing you want is to be wearing shoes made from heavy materials that make your feet sweat. Breathable materials such as canvas or linen never go out of style in summer for a reason—they keep your feet cool and dry even on the hottest days. We have a fantastic collection of light canvas shoes by the popular Swedish brand Tretorn! The Tretorn Nylite Plus Canvas Sneakers for men and women are available in many different shades.

Tretorn Nylite Plus Women's Sneakers

You can also let your feet breathe with a pair of Classic Woodstock Sandals or Tretorn Summer Sandals. Sandals are always a summer essential!

2. Lightweight Summer Footwear

Give your heavy winter boots a break and go for a lightweight pair of leather summer shoes, such as Tretorn Center Court Women or Kenneth Cole Ankir for men.


Ankir Reaction Kenneth Cole Summer Shoes

They are perfect for summertime BBQs, days spent exploring the city or even a day's work in a more relaxed summer office atmosphere. Did you know that leather is also a very breathable summer shoe material? Moisture is simply transported away from your feet, keeping them comfortably dry on hot summer days. This takes us to the next topic...

3. Comfort!

No matter how cool or summery a pair of shoes looks, if they're not comfortable, you won't want to wear them. As mentioned, with summer comes warmer weather and the opportunity to show off your toes! Whether you're spending time outdoors or simply running errands, comfortable shoes are a must. With a pair of airy Kenneth Cole Reaction Sandals, you will be covered for many summer activities.

Reaction Sandal for Men

Or go for a pair of Hurley Lace-Up Canvas Shoes - they're perfect for summer days spent by the beach! Just always remember, your feet shouldn't hurt when you're wearing summer shoes!

4. Versatile Style

What's your personal style? Do you like the vintage look with a modern twist, or are you more into contemporary chic? Assuming you want a summer shoe that can take you from the beach to the gym, we would recommend something like the Tretorn Rawlins 2.0. They have that classic summertime feel with a touch of Scandinavian minimalism.

Rawlins 2.0

Kenneth Coles Stand E Sneaker have more of a vintage vibe; you can dress them up or down! A versatile pair of summer shoes will see you through many summer activities. So, those are our top tips for summer shoe shopping! We hope this guide has been helpful and that you find the perfect summer shoes here at Brilliant Shops!