This summer should you want make an impression, take a look at the wealth of shoes found around town. Dig in your heels for these summer shoes. Looking for daytime shoes, sandals or something dressy? There are many looks to covet in stores now. Look for solids shoes, patterned, mesh, decorated, bejeweled and more. Flats, kitten heels or higher heels, take your pick. Shoes don’t really care if you have gained a little weight of the last few months. They are very forgiving. New York is in a partial Phase 4 opening now. Most stores are open and welcoming customers, and some even have lines outside. Everyone is working hard to keep their customers safe. The sales associates are all masked and happy to help you. Why not come on a tour of some of the stores in the city, and learn why you should dig your heels in for these summer shoes.
Daniel Lee, ex- Phoebe Philo assistant and now the designer in charge of Bottega Veneta is giving his shoes a new twist. I especially love the mesh heels. The material Bottega is best known for is intrecciato, thhat creates tightly woven strips of leather. The method was developed by them in the 1960’s. Lee has deftly expanded it’s use, as can be seen here and in the main photo.
Balenciaga is promoting itself, and kitten heels, along with some nice bright colors.
Gianvito Rossi loves color too, with these higher heel. The pale lime suede is soothing and summer-like.
Saint Laurent, too, is loving bright colors. Dig in your heels with this shoe in bright yellow with a chic black ankle strap.
Animal prints are always in style. These sandals from Azzedine Alaia are tough chic with the mini-stud trim.
Add these mixed print Jimmy Choo’s to your your outfit for a nice pop. Mix them with black, white, or a bold blue or red as well.
These zebra print kitten heels with the ankle straps are perfect too.
Valentino’s new logo buckle looks great in shiny metal or matte in these petite sling back kitten heels.
Miu Miu loves kitten heels too, and decorates them with a cool asymmetrical button like garniture.
When it comes to evening shoes, Dolce & Gabanna has you covered with these metallic leopard pattern sandals.
I love these super statement heels from Aquazurra. The pale brown satin looks great and the rhinestone heels and butterfly decor are a perfect touch.
High heels or kitten heels, Miu Miu has some beautiful options.
Fendi chimes in with art deco inspired satin and rhinestone heels.
These Manolos are spectacular. A summer sandal that will disappear on your foot. Classic and a bit space age as well.
Platform sandals are back. These olive ones will work with denim or all your neutral, black or white outfits.
Gucci takes these retro sandals super high. The chunky heels mirror the hefty platform. These shoes will give you a lift.
Miu Miu really loves platforms. Wooden soles with a metal tipped kitten heels have a retro feel, just like the Gucci’s above, but evokes a different decade. The plastic here too is super cool.
These Miu Miu platforms spread the summer of love vibe with cheerful daisies.
Valentino goes for platforms too. This pair of wedge sandals has the signature Rockstud treatment.
If wedges are not your thing, maybe these cork platform Valentino’s will make your summer.
Prada does some nice craft inspired rope platform sandals in a variety of high summer colors.
Dior’s safari rope sole sandals are perfect for a summer safari.
These crafty sandals are from JW Anderson’s Loewe. Handcrafts are one of the house’s specialities.
These slides with the contrast color block heel are creative and a perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Statement sandals from Bottega Veneta are perfectly balanced. Day or night, these shoes shine.
Knotted gold sandals from Saint Laurent are also a chic option.
Prada adds a touch of whimsy with the scrolled cut-outs on this kitten-heeled pair.
Padded white velcro strapped sandals are also modern.
Proenza Schouler adds a metal ring and bows to these gold and silver sandals. Notice the artful heels.
Ulla Johnson makes some very sexy strappy heeled sandals with wooden heels and a wooden bead accent.
Tibi makes a nice strappy sandal too. The Marigold one on the left is a shoe for someone with a golden tan.
Chanel weighs in with these pearl studded slides.
Sies Marjan offers 2 versions of a strappy snake skin sandal, lower or higher heeled.
Bottega Veneta does it again with these plumped up rope strap pair.
This color has a slightly higher heel, and the deep eggplant is a sensational color.
Saint Laurent makes a good case for strappy sandals, splashing out with the logo oh front.
Chanel also adds a discrete logo to this pair of heeled sandals.
This pair is not so discrete in the logo department, but the delicate beading elevates these sandals.
Gucci features these sandals with white lace tights. While I am no so keen on that look, the sandals are an interesting mixture of vintage footwear made modern.
Dolce & Gabanna decorates their sandals to within an inch of their lives. They are, however, works of art.
Pearls are always a good idea, especially when they are signed Chanel.
Raffia slides add a more casual summer feel.
Valentino’s golden rope sandals are super casual and dressy at the same time.
Daniel Lee’s plays with different widths if intrecciato to great effect with these Bottega Veneta’s slides.
Loewe’s playful needlepoint loafers with crocheted toe rings are amusing and comfortable.
Gucci’s flats walk the line between classic and punk perfectly. This is a must have summer shoe.
Miu Miu weaves some pretty flats too. These are playful with the leather bows.
Fendi’s evening slippers are elegant and casual. A perfect addition to any outfit.
There is a wealth of creative design found in this season’s shoes. High heels or kitten heels, Flats or platforms. Make you feet happy and dig your heels into this season.