12 Summer Work Shoes That Can Withstand Long Commutes and Hot Days
I like to consider myself a shopping expert because I spend my days curating fashion roundups and hunting down the best of the best products. So, my friends and family often come to me when they have a shopping questions, because they know I'll instantly have a handful of recommendations. Recently, someone asked me what the best work shoes for summer would be? For a second I stopped and thought, that's actually a tough one. You'll want something light, airy, comfortable, functional, and also stylish enough to mix and match with everything else in your closet. So, I went on a mission to find out what pairs tick all these boxes.
I turned to all my favorite retailers and curated a list of my favorite finds for hot days, long commutes, and beyond. From comfy flats to strappy heels, no doubt you'll fall in love with at least one (or five!) pairs ahead. The best part is they're all so versatile, you can wear them even after you leave the office. Keep scrolling to shop and find the ones you're going to wear all season.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
Everyday Flats: Mae Beige and Black Suede Pointed-Toe Slingback Flats
The Mae Beige and Black Suede Pointed-Toe Slingback Flats ($28) have a comfortable black elastic slingback that will ensure they stay on your feet. Pair them with jeans for a dressy-casual look.
Flat Slides: Marc Fisher Marisol Slide Sandals
Hot summer days require the Marc Fisher Marisol Slide Sandals ($140). Whether you pair yours with a dress or trousers, they're stylish enough to always throw on. Plus, they come in a handful of shades to choose from, including a metallic pair.
Sleek Sneakers: M. Gemi Palestra Due Sneakers
There is such a thing as an elevated sneaker, and it doesn't get more stylish and modern than the M. Gemi Palestra Due Sneakers ($228). This sleek pair goes with everything from dresses to jeans and even those work trousers.
Luxury Sneakers: Golden Goose Pure Star Sneakers
We're in favor of splurging on sneakers you'll wear every day. These Golden Goose Pure Star Sneakers ($495) are cool, comfortable, and go with everything. They have a hidden platform in the heel that'll give you a little extra height.