When the weather warms, the last thing you want to do is wear uncomfortable shoes in fabrics that are less than breezy for your tootsies (we’ve all experienced that unfavorable foot sweat). At the office, you can’t exactly get away with your most summery sandals—especially flip-flops—but what you can pull off easily and comfortably is a pair of heels made from laid-back fabrics like linen and canvas as well as breathable silhouettes like knitted leather mules or woven raffia block-heels. Go for neutral shades for maximum versatility, but look for unique details like sculptural heels and colorful accents for a fresh and forward finish. For the ultimate in ease, block and kitten heels are just right.
Here, our picks at every price point to shop now, from mules to slingbacks.
Work It, For Summer
This polka-dot pair gives us Pretty Woman vibes.
A braided design gives a black pair a super-summery feel.
You can show toe at the office. Go for a sleek pair like this crisscross silhouette, which reads seasonal, yet smart.
An elastic strap and toggle put a playful spin on a kitten-heel pump.
Slip these raffia mules on with everything from breezy dresses to cropped trousers.
You love the label for handbags, and now Cult Gaia designs footwear! This colorful mule is from the debut collection.
Switch things up and sport your summer stripes on your feet.
At once elevated and relaxed, these slingbacks are made from organic linen and luxe suede and finished with a statement-making tortoise plexiglass heel.
This woven leather mule is the epitome of easy-chic. It comes in white and gold, too.
If you’re a pump gal, this woven pair is perfect in the heat. The sculptural beachwood heel is distinctive.
Raffia mules are unexpected in contrast with a multicolored woven strap.
This knitted pair is stand-out with jeans, dresses and beyond.