The Shoes We're Not Wearing This Summer

Kristen Nichols

With the arrival of summer also comes the time to wear our favorite accessory: shoes. With the exception of bulky winter styles (think snow boots), pretty much anything goes when it comes to summer footwear. With that in mind, we wanted to narrow in on the styles we'll be seeing everywhere in the next few months—and the pieces we should stop wearing. Curious to find out which shoes fashion girls are ditching this season in two U.S. fashion hubs, New York City and Los Angeles, we turned to our shoe-loving team of Who What Wear editors.

What we found is that instead of a big divide by coast, across the board our editors are focused on ditching anything uncomfortable or less functional. They're also swapping out basic styles for more interesting pieces. Winning out are block heels that add some height without sacrificing comfort, plus slides with unexpected details like a silver finish or sculptural straps. Want to find out the editor-approved shoes to wear this summer?

Keep reading to find out which shoe styles Who What Wear editors are ditching this summer, and then shop seven pairs they'll be styling instead.

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