Summer 2012's 10 Best Shoes
Those red and navy waves are so classically nautical.
The cutaway vamp and crisscrossing straps are anything but.
NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD PATENT LEATHER-TRIMMED SATIN SANDALS, $1,090, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Something about those three simple straps, the minimalist buckle and that mix of metallic and neutral tones makes this pair irresistible.
SAM EDELMAN YELEN SANDAL, $140, CUSP.COM
Slingback, Sandal, Flat
It's one-third slingback, one-third sandal and one-third classic flat. What a perfect combo.
BELLE BY SIGERSON MORRISON VERENA FLATS, $195, MADEWELL.COM
Black Kitten Heels
Sure, they're the perfect pair of black kitten heels—but they also come with interchangeable golden chain and black leather ankle straps for mixing it up whenever you wish.
AQUAZZURA EMMANUELLE D'ORSAY PUMP, $395, SHOPBOP.COM
These are the second-generation version of those way popular kitty flats.
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA BISOUX SUEDE AND CALF HAIR LOAFERS, $695, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Ultra-modern and uber-reflective metallic gladiators won't be found at a better price.
MARAIS USA GLADIATOR SANDAL, $58, MARAISUSA.COM
If you had any doubts about whether these were suitable for the season, the style name should clear things up.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SUMMERISSIMA, $995, BARNEYS.COM
Nope, we're still not sick of flatforms.
Not even a little bit.
POUR LA VICTOIRE CALTHA, $250, POURLAVICTOIRE.COM
Not only is raffia the summeriest of all possible materials, but that color palette's pitch-perfect for warm weather.
ZARA WOVEN THONG SANDAL, $99.90, ZARA.COM