The Faithful Shopper: Flip Flop Fanatics – Summer Footwear

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

1588 Broadway

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.

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