As spring inches toward summer and the heat cranks up in the District, it’s time to let those little piggies show. But rather than sacrificing comfort for style, slip your feet into something that nails both. With the exploding popularity of slides and mules, finding a solid, low heel with great design is easier than ever. From the pom-pom adorned to simple and sheer, here are nine pairs of statement slides you can wear all summer long.
A sleek, contemporary take from Creatures of Comfort features two sheer mesh panels in a pinkish hue. “Malu” heel in rose, $390 at Need Supply Co.
Your everyday go-to: a simple metallic slide with a short, sturdy heel. “Raissa” slide sandals in light metallic gold, $69 at Nine West.
An extra swath of ruffles adds feminine flair to Loeffler Randall’s playful summer staple. “Vera” ruffle sandal in eclipse navy, $325 at Loeffler Randall.
Fans of basic black look no further than Raye’s pom-pom adorned suede slip-on. “Camille” heel, $175 at Revolve.com.
Punchy pink teams up with fringe for a flirty summer sandal that is equally at home lounging by the pool or out on the town. “Nancy” fringe mules, $85 at Topshop.
For a little more coverage, slide into a slate grey basic that pairs perfectly with cropped denim and a plain white tee. “Ingrid” sandal in slate, $130 at Rebecca Minkoff.
Go bold and gold with this loafer-inspired mule from Marc Jacobs. “Aurora” mule in gold, $295 at Marc Jacobs.
A hardy wedge in a saturated poppy-red hue adds a bit of color to any ensemble. “Clarah” wedge, $120 at M4D3shoes.com.
The ultimate classic, Joie’s leather slip-on is a workhorse wardrobe staple, capable of carrying you through the entire summer. “Maha” block heel slide sandal, $298 at Bloomingdales.