Say NO to Flip Flops! Here Are 3 Shoe Styles that Work for Summer

Going on a picnic? Whether you’re trekking up a mountain or just out the backyard, resist the urge to go fully-functional when it comes to your footwear. Repeat after me: No workout shoes outside of the gym! No rubber flipflops beyond the dorm shower stall! Here are three comfortable, casual summer shoe options that won’t have you sacrificing on style.

  • An espadrille wedge. Like a little height? This heel offers the surface area of a flat—so you’re not sinking into the grass—with ankle support to keep you from topping over.
  • A strappy flat. Anything too skimpy will slide right off—choose a pair that gets over the top of your foot and around your heel. Bonus points for a rubber tread if you’re really going over the river and through the woods.
  • A breathable slip-on. Made of canvas or woven leather, these will protect your tootsies from any natural elements without making your feet sweat.

Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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