It’s August and there are specific styles that are “chic appropriate” and cool (as in let your feet combat the heat). From the steamy City Streets to the Seashore; the options are exquisite. When the temperatures rise and our pedicures are fresh, here are the best boutiques to buy summer footwear for the fashion forward.
505 Fifth Avenue
129 Spring Street
This European staple store has a “modern, functional, considered design pieces” giving a Parisian sensibility for your feet. Metallic, Cork, Plexi….cool kicks.
113 Spring Street
The Americana of sandals, gladiators and flip flops. “Founded in 1863, Frye is committed to creating iconic leather goods, using the best materials, craftsmanship and design. Recognized as an original American heritage brand, what began more than 153 years ago, endures today. Worn by the courageous and cool, Frye continues to be recognized for timeless style and unparalleled quality.”
806 Madison Avenue
Italian footwear with summer footwear lines that scream laid back glamour.
Bleecker Street pop up store - now open 382 Bleecker Street
Over 300 styles of flip flops and women’s sandals. Really the forefather of flip-flops. “The name Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians. The first pair of Havaianas was born in 1962, based on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the Zori, whose soles are made of rice straw. The texture of Havaianas’ rubber soles are like rice grains, one of the many details that make Havaianas unmistakable.”
449 West 14th Street (between Ninth and 10th avenues)
A palace of the latest seasonal selections from the heavy hitters of style; Louboutin, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Pierre Hardy, Givenchy and beyond.
797 Madison Avenue
38-40 Little West 12th Street
200 Vesey Street
129 Fifth Avenue
257 Elizabeth Street
Every “it” girl loves Tory sandals and flip flops.
693 Fifth Avenue
821 Madison Avenue
Summer footwear with serious style. 2016 darlings include Rockstud sandals, flip flops, gladiators and espadrilles.