By Liana Satestein & Lauren Sanchez
As our lives return to a degree of normalcy, morning commutes no longer mean a walk to and from the bedroom. We’re slipping on our summer work shoes and headed to the office—even if it’s just two days a week. And while some of us may miss our pajama pant Zoom meetings, some are excited to step foot in the office finally.
Here at Vogue, footwear plays a big part in this carefree hot-weather attitude. One does not want to be confined to a cubicle, constrained in stuffy, dark-hued, teetering pumps. (Call them foot anvils!) For those with less laissez-faire dress codes, though, it isn’t always permissible to strut into an office wearing a pair of casual-but-chic rubber Havaianas sandals.
How to find the happy medium? Look to Vogue staffers, who all have very different opinions on comfortable and stylish summer work shoes. Block heels in sandal form seem to be the most popular by far. (They are sturdy and walkable, according to several colleagues.) Other pieces to consider include mules, both pointed-toe and open-toe, as well as loafers and the elevated sneaker.
Below, a roundup of the best summer work shoe from those who study them closely.
Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director
I’ve been walking to work lately, which means I need a shoe that is both office-worthy and comfy enough for the commute. I’ve been loving the Larroudé Lee flat as it goes with everything and has been my summer go-to. I often bring heels with the intent to change into them at the office, but end up wearing these flats all day!