Summer is coming, and you know what that means… Yes, okay, trips to the pool. And vacations. But also: Shoes! And not just your normal “mom shoes.” We’re talking strappy sandals and easy sneakers and slides that will help you get from A to B as quick as can be.
And though motherhood sometimes means that style can take a backseat to practicality, we believe there are some really great options out there that will both look good and get you where you need to go (with kids in tow).
Take a look at these 10 shoes that you should consider this summer.
The Everyday Sandal: Birkenstock Tulum Soft Footbed
We’ve fallen hard for this latest crossover strap Birkenstock. The surprisingly neutral rose shade is a perfect breezy go-to for the playground-bound.
The Midform Mama: Teva Midform Universal Geometric
As if you needed more proof that the ’90s are back. The subtle geometric pattern and soft leather straps will not disappoint.
The Cool Girl Sneaker: Esplar Velcro Trainers
These vegan trainers keep things cool and comfy and pack a bit of bling. Bonus: You won’t have to put down your wiggly tot to tie your shoestrings.
The Timeless Espadrille: Cole Haan Cloudfeel
There is nothing more romantic than a breezy dress paired with the perfect espadrille. You’ll instantly feel more sophisticated in a pair of these babies, even while you’re, well, taking care of babies.
The High-ish Heel: Everlane’s Block Heel Sandal
Just because you’re a mama now doesn’t mean that you can’t still rock a pair of heels. Luckily these beauties from Everlane won’t slow you down, thanks to a reasonable block heel with just enough height.
The Flattering Flat: Rothy’s Flat
We’re thrilled about Rothy’s vibrant colors, bold patterns, and machine-washable design. Why not be comfy in an animal print?!
The Classic Sneaker: Superga Cotu
What’s not to love about this quintessential sneaker? The price, comfort, color options, and style simply cannot be beat.
The Sophisticated Slide: Madewell Boardwalk Post Slide
The latest slides from Madewell are billed as “your favorite tee in sandal form” and we have to agree. The price and timelessness of these are enough to have us sliding right into Madewell’s DMs.
The Ubiquitous Clog: Swedish Hasbeens Heart Medallion Debutant
Prepare yourself for compliments at every turn if you dare to wear these wooden wonders. Swedish Hasbeens have the power to make any outfit feel a little more special.
The Strappy Sandal: Dune Lenoxx
Prep for the loooong, hot days of summer by snagging these leather strappy sandals from Dune, along with a fresh pedicure.
Do you have a favorite pair of summer mom shoes you’d like us to know about? Leave us a note in the comments!
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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