13 Best Sandals and Sneakers for Your Summer in 2018

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Thanks for stopping by again if you’ve read our previous blog posts, and if you’re new here, welcome! Our team and myself have come together to review some of our favorite footwear and have picked out the best styles for you this summer season. We can definitely say that our customers also love these too!

Read more about it below 


Top Women's Picks

birkenstock mayari mocha black

1. Birkenstock Mayari
We adore the classic and fun style of this sandal, complete with an adjustable toe wrap to secure your every step. Made with the original cork footbed that is super comfy on the soles, the Mayari also features Birkenstock’s signature Birko-Flor®, a high-quality synthetic material that is soft, durable and very gentle on the skin. You can pair it with a summer dress or wear them casually with a top and jeans, there are no limitations! Our store manager, Candace, picked the Mayari as one of her favorite shoes in our previous blog post!

Available in
black or mocha. $99.95


Olukai Pehuea
    2. Olukai Pehuea
    Olukai has a different approach to its footwear, combining style, comfort, craftsmanship and durability in water. The Pehuea for women specifically is our favorite casual slip-on featuring a soft footbed with great arch support - perfect for those long walks! It is easy to slip on and off with their signature Drop­-In Heel®, looks casual and is lightweight. They can also get wet and dry quickly, made from breathable material.

    If you haven’t tried one on yet, be sure to in one of our stores! I’ve tried a pair on and I must say they fit my foot shape very well (I’m a size 8 and fit a size 8), and the removable footbed is soft. I can walk all day long in them!

    Available in black, pavement (grey), and tapa (beige). $80

    Miz Mooz Alanis Amanda
      3. Miz Mooz Alanis & Amanda

      The Alanis and Amanda are two of our favorite Miz Mooz styles, and also our female customers’. Made with soft and buttery leather and feature comfy footbeds, there is no need to worry about blisters! They are cute and simple to dress up or down and can be worn everyday all day. Coming in various colours, there is no excuse to add that pop of color to any outfit!

      Alanis is available in black, coral, yellow, and gold. $80
      Amanda is available in black, sky (blue), and red. $90

      blowfish malibu deel

        4. Blowfish Malibu Deel
        What’s the Deel with Blowfish? The Deel is a unique take on a traditional flip flop. It is made with vegan leather and comes in two neutral colours, making it an easy sandal to match with any outfit! This style is available at an incredible price point, so you might as well buy both!


        Available in
        birch dyecut and clay dyecut. $39


        Ipanema Bandeau

          5. Ipanema Bandeau
          The Ipanema Bandeau is a fun and new style we started carrying earlier this summer. Made from recycled materials and featuring a rubber closure, they are made to be easily taken on and off. And because they are made from rubber, they can get wet - walks along the beach, anyone? The sole is on the thicker side making it very cushy and depending on your mood, this sandal can be dressed up or down. We definitely think it looks fancier on the foot than when it’s hanging in-store! The Bandeau is comes in a variety of colors and carries a very affordable price.

          Available in silver, pink and black. $32

           

          Top Men's Picks

          olukai hokua
          1.
           Olukai Hokua
          Again, Olukai has topped our list, but this time for our men’s pick. The flip-flop range we carry is immensely popular with our customers and sell out fast simply because they are made from full-grain leather and are very comfy on the feet. The Hokua is a vegan friendly flip-flop with
          great arch support, a thick sole and raised rope-core straps for durability. It can be worn in and around water (although slippery when wet) but also dries very quickly. The Hokua will last you for a while, but if maybe it decides to break one day, Olukai provides you with a one year warranty on these sandals. How great is that? It goes to show that the brand really cares and loves what they produce (we also love their footwear!).

          Available in
          onyx, charcoal, trench blue and dark java (brown). $70

           

          mark nason clubman westside

          2. Mark Nason Clubman Westside
          Mark Nason is not a brand you commonly see nowadays, but it was developed by Mark Nason himself, Skechers USA’s Executive Vice President of Product Development. With a unique style on a dress shoe, the Clubman features a comfortable lightweight knit upper and memory foam footbed for a night in the city after work. You can dress it up with slacks or down with jeans and wear it in the summertime, with its breathable material that will allow your feet to cool down. Our big boss recently got himself a pair and says they are the most lightweight pair of stylish but comfy dress shoes he has ever owned!

          Available in
          black. $90

          olukai nohea moku

          3. Olukai Nohea Moku
          It’s another Olukai but this time a casual sneaker for men, and one that is also very popular with our male customers. We have restocked this style a few times already but they keep going out the door so if you want a pair too, you better be quick! Made with a soft synthetic mesh material, the Nohea Moku can get wet and dry quickly. It is also very durable, has a comfy footbed with great arch support and a non-marking rubber outsole for grip. If you’re looking for a lightweight, easy to slip in and out of sneaker (no tie-up laces!), then the Nohea Moku will be your go-to style.

          Available in
          black, onyx, blue/red and dark shadow (grey). $95

          toms avalon

          4. Toms Avalon
          Toms is a business made to help improve the lives of those who need it the most. One for One® is an initiative by the founder to ‘match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes for a child in need.’ The Avalon slip-ons are made from linen or cotton and have removable footbeds for easy washing. They are also relatively affordable, considering how you will be helping a child with a new pair of shoes too!

          Available in black chambray (cotton) and navy slubby (linen). $59

          ugg hepner woven

          5. Ugg Hepner Woven
          A classy sneaker with a super cushioned footbed, what more could you want in a casual everyday shoe? The Hepner Woven is lightweight, made with a suede and full-grain leather upper with woven textile and has a double layer insole with built-in arch support and PU foam for breathability and antimicrobial comfort. The outer sole is also something worth mentioning featuring Treadlite by UGG™, which means the sole is bouncier, along with a durable rubber for good traction. You won’t feel the ground beneath your feet, literally.

          Available in black, grey and navy. $130

           

          Top Unisex Picks

           

          adidas nmd r1

          1. Adidas NMD_R1
          The biggest collection of sneakers that we stock come from Adidas. I mean, they always look sleek, stylish and are very versatile, right? You can pair an Adidas sneaker with streetwear, activewear and athleisure wear if you’re a trend follower. Our team loves the boost cushioning in the NMDs, the lightweight premium knit upper and neutral colorways they come in. Our assistant store manager has already purchased the black colorway and he's loving them! I've been on the other side all my life *clears throat* N**e, but after learning about the Adidas NMDs, I may just get myself a pair too! 

          Available in
          black, dark grey, and lots of other colors. From $130

          adidas adilette slides

          2. Adidas Adilette Slide
          If you're thinking socks and sandals, then you’re spot on. The trend is still a thing, spotted at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018 and at my local Uniqlo store where I saw two guys wearing crew height white socks with Adidas slides. Unless you can rock it with the right outfit, then please, go ahead and sport a clean pair of socks with the sandal. These Adilette slides are actually very spongy and practical, for an instant supermarket trip or a stroll outside. Featuring a Cloudfoam Plus contoured footbed and a soft single-bandage synthetic upper, and paired with an affordable price tag, why not try one and see what this trend is all about.

          Available in blue/white, black/white, steel/white and navy/pink. $35

          onitsuka tiger mexico 66

          3. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66
          Last, but not least, the most iconic classic style of the brand’s collection. They have great support and are ideal for all day wear, available in either lace-up or slip-on. We continually try to keep the classic colorways (white/blue, black/white) in stock because they are a favorite amongst our customers. No matter the outfit, anyone can sport a pair of Mexico 66s with the great range of colors specifically selected by our team. If you’re considering in purchasing the slip-ons, please keep in mind they run half a size bigger, and it is recommended you pick half a size down from the size you would normally wear.

          Lace-up available in
          white/blue, black/white, blue/white and birch latte/indian ink.
          Slip-on available in
          black, brown, light blue and yellow. $85  

           

          Hooray! You’ve made it to the end of this pretty long post. Let us know below if you have any questions regarding any of these styles, or any other styles you are curious about that we stock. We’re more than happy to help you answer them! Our customer service team is top notch (and so am I). ;)

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