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The 5 Best Types of Footwear for Hot Weather

Choosing which shoes to wear depends on various factors: your outfit, mood, activities, and level of comfort you want to experience all day. But there is another element you also have to consider when selecting what type of footwear to put on: the weather.

If you live in a place where the weather conditions are hot, nearly all year round, you may think that open shoes are the only type of footwear you can wear. They are comfortable and allow your feet to breathe, thereby preventing them from sweating too much.

However, you don’t have to limit your choices to this particular type when you shop for shoes. You can still have a diverse, exciting collection of footwear which you can mix and match with your outfits even if temperatures are at their highest.

Shoes Perfect for Warm Weather Conditions

Below are five types of shoes that you should have in your closet if you live in a country that experiences constant high temperatures:

Flat Sandal

1.     Sandals

Let’s start with the basics: open, strappy shoes. Although this may seem cliché, this type of footwear is a must-have for anyone living in a warm region.

Since they are open shoes, they are comfy to wear even if temperatures are high. Your feet will be able to breathe, thereby preventing sweating.

Sandals come in different materials, styles, and colors. They can be flat or have medium-sized and high heels as well.

If you’re looking for comfortable sandals that you can wear all day for work or running errands, you won’t go wrong with buying flat ones. However, if you’re looking for something more elegant, high-heeled strappy sandals, such as those from Tory Burch, will never fail to elevate your outfit. They look great — whether you’re wearing a dress, pants, and even shorts.

Aside from flats and high-heels, this year’s trendiest sandals include slides, slingbacks, wedges, and platforms.

2.     Flip-flops

Initially reserved only for pool or beach use, flip-flops are now staples in shoe closets. They are easy to put on and light to wear, which makes them the perfect go-to footwear. They enable your feet to breathe as well, making them less susceptible to sweat.

Flip-flops come in various designs and styles. So it’s relatively easy to find a pair that will go with your favorite dress or pants, or with any casual outfit you have in your closet.

Additionally, you can tuck a pair of flip-flops in your bag easily and bring them out when you need to give your feet a rest from the uncomfortable shoes you are wearing.

Aside from slim, lightweight rubber flip-flops, platform wedges, jelly, and suede ones are perfect accompaniments for your casual wear.


3.     Mules

If you don’t want to expose your feet all the time but still want to give them some breathing room, compromise and opt for a pair of mules.

Mules cover the front of a foot but are open at the back, leaving the heel and ankle exposed. Because of this, the air still circulates inside the footwear.

This type of shoe also comes in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. The most sought-after mules today come with a mid-height or small, narrow kitten heels. They can turn heads instantly and complement any outfit — from casual, semi-formal, and even evening dresses.

Aside from leather and suede, woven fabric mules are also currently on-trend.

4.     Ballet flats

One of the most versatile types of footwear around, ballet flats go perfectly with different kinds of outfits. Since they do not come with any heels, you can wear them all day long without having to deal with sore feet when you remove them.

Ballet flats come in different materials and colors. Aside from rounded toes, there are also pointed and loafer-style slip-ons you can choose from to diversify your shoe collection.

Fabric, suede, and leather still remain the favorites of ladies, especially those living in warm countries.

5.     Sneakers

Although they are closed (and you have to put on socks when wearing them), sneakers can also be one of your go-to shoes when you live in a temperate area. They go well with both short and long dresses, shorts, and pants of any length, including cropped ones.

You don’t have to worry about your feet feeling too hot and sweaty when wearing them. As long as you choose trainers that are light and made of breathable material, you will never have to deal with these issues.

Additionally, wear slip-on or ankle length socks made of airy fabrics so that your feet will stay dry and comfy.

Fendi’s low-cut sneakers are must-haves for fashion reasons. They are also comfy and lightweight.

You also won’t go wrong with getting one or more from the top sports shoe brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and New Balance since you can choose from different designs and materials or fabrics.

How to Care for Your Shoes?

Make sure your current collection of shoes and other ones you will buy in the future maintain their excellent condition and wearability by following these tips: 

  • Keep shoes out of sunlight. Exposure to the sun will accelerate their wear and tear and may cause some materials to discolor or fade. Store them inside a shoe cabinet or under a window bench for better protection.
  • Use a vertical hanging shoe organizer for your high-heeled shoes. By doing so, you will avoid placing added strain on the heels. This storage solution will free up additional space in your closet as well.
  • Store shoes you don’t frequently use in the boxes they came in. This storage tip will protect your footwear from dust.
  • Hand-wash your delicate fabric shoes from time to time. Use warm water and mild laundry detergent when washing them. To remove stubborn dirt, scrub them lightly with brush and soap.
  • Air-dry washed shoes. Ensure they are completely dry before storing them in the closet or their boxes.
  • Aside from washing your shoes, spray them with an antiseptic spray occasionally. This will help keep your footwear smelling great and minimize bacterial growth.

With the right types of shoes and proper care and maintenance, you will always have the best footwear to make you look good and see you through even in the warmest weather conditions.

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