Strutting in Casual Style – Three Must-Have Shoes for Summer

Summer is officially here, and as we fully transition our wardrobes for the warmer months, it’s time to pack up our boots and make room for summer shoes that will keep us comfortable and stylish throughout the season. From the workplace to the beach, these three brands have you covered no matter what your summer has in store.

Blowfish Malibu

For the ultimate summery styles, we love Blowfish Malibu’s new Spring/Summer line. Their wide selection ranges from sandals, like their Bahamas espadrilles, to their stylish Leo and Sadie sneakers, and their Nook slides for ultimate beachy comfort. I went for their Leo sneakers, a sturdy and supportive walking shoe that comes in a variety of color ways certain to match your wardrobe. They have been perfect versatile shoe during this spring-summer transition, for errands and coffee dates alike, and I find myself reaching for them again and again. I also got to try their Atlantah sandals, a versatile faux-leather slide with a comfy padded sole and a stylish ruched upper. These lightweight shoes held their own on long walks through the city, and still looked brand new and felt supportive as ever after heavy wear. They pair great with light and breezy outfits — think linen, flowy pants, sunhats, and the perfect sleek leather tote — and of course, their open-toed style is the perfect opportunity to show off your new pedicure. If you’re looking to add some height, they also have a great selection of platform and heeled sandals that perfectly compliment any beachy look. What’s more is that every style in their line is priced below sixty-five dollars — meaning that with such a wide range of options, you’re gonna want to snag two!

KURU Footwear

Not all “workplace” fashion is formalwear — for those of us who work on our feet, I’ve been searching for the perfect walking shoe to carry restaurant workers through this busy season. For ultimate comfort during long shifts, I love KURU’s Kinetic 2.0 shoe. They come in all-black, making them adherent to most workplace uniforms, and they are by far the best shoe I’ve tried during my time working long shifts in the service industry. The first thing on my mind is always comfort, and their midsoles offer ultimate cushioning — working not only to relieve foot pain but to stop it at its root with ultimate support throughout the toes, arches, and heels. The comfy feel of this shoe is unparalleled, all thanks to their patented KURUSOLE tech. This innovative design uses dynamic rounded bottoms, ample toe room, and a broad footprint to gently cushion the feet all while stabilizing and optimizing motion. Their KURUCLOUD EVA foam insoles gives superior shock-absorption and arch support that really does feel like walking on (incredibly sturdy) cloud, protecting your soles and ankles from even your sharpest “Corner”s. Their test-proven anti-slip technology keeps me grounded on slippery kitchen floors with thick slip-resistant rubber outsoles, and the broad design of the shoe offers ultimate stability. In just the first few days after switching to these shoes, I noticed that my foot pain had essentially vanished, and I no longer noticed any aches or soreness, even in the midst of my busiest shifts. And even after months of daily use, KURU’s shoes have proven to maintain the same cloud-like bounce you feel on the first wear. Switching to KURU shoes is the best decision I’ve made and has made a true improvement to my job satisfaction as a restaurant worker, and I can’t recommend them enough — they banish foot pain and keep you stable, so that you can keep doing what you do best.


For a business-casual sneaker that looks chic and sophisticated, we love 8000KicksSeeker shoe in Beige. The sleek design and versatile color makes them perfect for a casual and unique yet pulled-together look in the office. They transition perfectly from the work week to the weekend, and will perfectly compliment your weekend looks just as much as they do your work ones. What’s more is that, while Spring throws all types of weather our way, 8000Kicks is a game-changer — their shoes are waterproof through the durable, all-natural power of hemp. 8000Kicks sneakers use the strength of water-resistant hemp fibers to protect feet from the elements, with a recycled rubber bottom fit for any puddle. Their sustainable harvesting and fabricating techniques, and their commitment to minimizing carbon emissions, These are the perfect long-lasting, earth-friendly answer to today’s typical blind consumerism, reminding us to make conscious decisions when building our wardrobe. And they do it all without sacrificing style or comfort, making them the perfect everyday walking shoe. The hemp upper is flexible and dynamic, and cushiony soles offer gentle support without weighing down the shoe. Their sleek designs make these shoes perfect for daily wear, with colors from beige to green. Knowing that they offer the ultimate lightweight comfort with the durability I need for the Spring months, I find myself reaching for them day after day, no matter my destination.

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