The Best Types Of Shoes To Wear in Hot Summer Weather

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Whichever dress and shoe combo you decide to live in this summer, there are a few final things to keep in mind.

If you’re going sightseeing or intend to walk around a city, it’s a good idea to leave the flip-flops at home as they aren’t designed for long-term wear.

Wearing high heels can help elevate any casual summer dress and make it night-time-appropriate. You’ll want to keep an extra set of gel plasters or heel guards in your bag, as sweat can cause extra friction and lead to blisters.

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $350 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Seamlessly transition your outfit from day to night with summer's espadrille wedge sandalsSeamlessly transition your outfit from day to night with summer’s espadrille wedge sandals

Marc Fisher LTD Gylian Platform Wedge Sandal, $139.95 at Nordstrom

A sleek yet sporty sandal featuring trendy platform cork wedge with an espadrille-inspired trimA sleek yet sporty sandal featuring trendy platform cork wedge with an espadrille-inspired trim

Black Suede Studio Delilah Calfskin Ankle-Tie Sandals, $248 at Neiman Marcus

A pair of sandals with toe straps and wraparound ankle ties are one of summer's must-havesA pair of sandals with toe straps and wraparound ankle ties are one of summer’s must-haves

Allegra James Margie Suede Platform Espadrille Sandals, $180 at Neiman Marcus

Platform espadrille sandals should keep your summer outfits comfy yet chicPlatform espadrille sandals should keep your summer outfits comfy yet chic

Summer is the time when we all hit the theme parks and tourist attractions. On these days, you want to put comfort first, especially if you’re going to be hitting your step goal (and then some!).

High heels are an absolute no-go for theme parks and tourist attractions. Choose a pair of shoes you know you can walk for miles in and that will work whatever happens to the weather.

Teva Midform Universal Leather Sandals, $84.95 at Zappos

Walk for miles in a pair of sporty, chic yet comfy sandals like the Teva Midform Universal sandalsWalk for miles in a pair of sporty, chic yet comfy sandals like the Teva Midform Universal sandals

Birkenstock Milano Oiled Leather Sandal, $89.95 to $135 at Amazon

Birkenstock sandals are the perfect fit for all your summer travelsBirkenstock sandals are the perfect fit for all your summer travels

Dr. Martens Terry II Sandals, $139.95 at Zappos

Add tough-chic vibe to your summer look with strappy flatforms like Dr. Martens' Terry II sandalsAdd a tough-chic vibe to your summer look with strappy flatforms like Dr. Martens’ Terry II sandals

Free People Vacation Day Sandal, $78 at Nordstrom

You'll never go wrong with a pair of strappy flat sandals for a comfy and chic summer lookYou’ll never go wrong with a pair of strappy flat sandals for a comfy and chic summer look

Speaking of weather, it’s not always sunshine. Tropical areas like Florida regularly experience intense rain showers virtually out of the blue.

It’s a good idea to keep an extra pair of shoes on hand, especially if you’re wearing open-toe shoes or a style that isn’t wet weather-appropriate.

Sperry Authentic Original Bionic Boat Shoe, $99.95 at Nordstrom

Made from recycled ocean plastic, this preppy yet durable and comfy boat shoe is a must for the summer rainMade from recycled ocean plastic, this preppy yet durable and comfy boat shoe is a must for the summer rain

Crocs Tulum Toe Post Sandal, $24.49 to $96.95 at Amazon

Enjoy summer rains with Crocs Tulum, featuring soft and flexible Matlite strapsEnjoy summer rains with Crocs Tulum, featuring soft and flexible Matlite straps

Stuart Weitzman Goldie Jelly Sandals, $150 at Zappos

Jelly sandals like Stuart Weitzman's Goldie are perfect for rainy summer daysJelly sandals like Stuart Weitzman’s Goldie are perfect for rainy summer days

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