So you’re looking for boots to wear this summer. We’ve got you covered, but let’s set some basic ground rules. First, keep it light when it comes to color and fabric if you can. Heavy leathers and chunky soles can hang out until September with the rest of your black shoes. Bring in some suede in soft colors—you’ll find they go with everything. Try to find some ventilation. Cut-outs, perforations, and open-toes will help dramatically to keep your feet feeling good.
And third, have fun! Try on a moccasin if you haven’t before, check out new takes on cowboy boots, and experiment with fun fabric like denim. (It’s also good to switch up your shoes often in the summer when feet are at their puffiest and most blistered.) Like your go-to sandal or summer sneaker, a boot can be surprisingly versatile this time of year. Try pairing them with a Bermuda-length short suit or a denim maxi skirt that you haven’t quite figured out how to wear yet. Sure, they might not be appropriate for every occasion—you probably want to grab a different shoe if you’re heading to the beach—but we can get behind giving any of the below options a try this season.
Earth Collection Pampa Hi Organic Boot
Don’t mess with a classic! These Palladium canvas desert boots were designed to be lightweight and breathable in all elements. Try out Palladium Earth organic cotton version with a head-to-toe monochromatic linen look this summer.