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I love an outsider, an unexpected win, and a pleasant surprise—especially when it comes to shopping. You can bet I was extra excited when I discovered the most unexpected hottest girls shoes for summer from the FitFlop platform sandals collection. Yes, you read that correctly. FitFlop — the retailer known for creating ultra-comfortable, fitness-focused sandals — has a whole line of shoes I’d wear to any trendy bar in New York City.
I take my shoes very seriously because I just don’t have the time or energy to deal with any discomfort or blisters. I live in New York City and walk an average of 5 miles a day (and typically 10 miles a day on the weekends), so comfort is high on my list of priorities — I detailed my hiking shoe saga in a story about traveling shoes linked here.
The only problem with my pursuit of comfort is that it can be difficult to find shoes that also meet my style standards. I want to be able to wear fun platforms, pointy kitten heels, and stiff cowboy boots while I can in addition run a half marathon with it without any problems.
Due to my particular taste I like to wear sneaker trends and admire everything heel related from a distance – that was until a week ago when everything changed. As a fashion journalist, I had the opportunity to try on some styles from FitFlop’s summer sandal collection. The site boasts a comfortable platform, so I was immediately intrigued. In the end I chose three styles.
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First up is the couple who I believe deserve a first medal for cool girl comfort. These leather platform sandals are the exactly Summer shoes I was looking for – they go with jeans, mini skirt, blazer and summer dress. You really are that comfortable and I am love that they give me a few inches more height. My favorite detail is the big silver buckle that gives them a slightly tatty edge. I will definitely be wearing them day and night all summer long.
Leather slide platforms
Although these slides look chunky, they are actually very light. They come in the classic black style or in a tan color option.
For my second choice, I went with a pair of understated flip flops. While I definitely plan on wearing these to the beach, I’m actually more excited about the potential they have for indoors. Ever since The Row created the It Girl flip flops (which retail for a whopping $925), I’ve been obsessed with flip flops as formal wear. They say “I care, but not that much” in a chic and intimidating way. In case you can’t tell, I’m a big Stan der Olsen twins.
Leather flip flops
Leather flip flops are a great way to avoid nasty heat-caused blisters and are taller than a rubber flip flop. This pair is available in five colors.
The third pair is a black leather clog (I’m a clog fangirl). I love clogs because I think they look really cute with everything. gardening? adorable. A day in the office? Combine them with a blazer. A night out? Hey, I’m not like other girls. This pair features a chunky heel that makes them a little playful, while the slim body means they work appropriately. I would recommend going down a size on this pair as the structure tends to be a bit large.
Leather mule platforms
Consider your office-ready summer shoe dilemma solved. These slides also look great with crew socks, so you can wear them even when the temperatures drop in autumn.
So if, like me, you’re looking for summer shoes that hit the holy grail trifecta — comfort, style, versatility — head over to FitFlop and grab a pair (or three!) of your own.
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