June 30, 2014

Outfitting: My Favorite Summer Shoes

My Favorite Summer Shoes // shutterbean

I take a lot of feet shots with my camera; it’s something I’ve done since I was a teen.  Did you ever see Lost in Translation? This scene always makes me laugh (at the 1 minute mark) because I haven’t grown out of that phase… Taking photos of my feet has always been a way for me to capture a  certain moment in time. It could be a combination of colors I like, something cool I saw on the sidewalk, or  sometimes it’s a way for me to say, I was here/ I stood in this place.  Like… I existed here and took a moment to look down and take a picture.

I never really anticipated that I’d get a lot of comments of WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE SHOES??! Where are they from??! Tell me!! It makes me laugh sometimes that complete strangers ask questions like that. Some internet haters think I take photos on purpose to bait foot fetishists. OMG HOW DID YOU KNOW??  Either way, if you’ve ever wondered where my shoes are from….here you go!

These are my favorite summer shoes:

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Lucky Women’s Moran-N Sandal

I love the straps on these ones. The wood/cork sole is pretty nice too. They make me tall and they go with just about everything I own. I wear them to work a lot in the summer.

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Roxy Women’s Ahoy II Boat Shoe

I bought these a few years ago and LOVE them. I’m not sure you can find the exact ones anymore, but the ones I found are pretty close. I wear them with a navy dress or anytime I’m wearing blue.  Maybe one day I’ll  be a grown up and rock a Sperry Top-Sider . I dunno….

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Sanita Women’s Dawn Platform Sandal

I’ve been wearing these sandals a lot lately. They’re great for traveling because they’re super comfortable and they can come off easily.  The sole looks like wood, but it’s actually more like a cushy pillow. I also really love the scalloped edges of the shoe. I think they’re cute and feminine.

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Dansko Women’s Sandi Ankle-Strap Sandal

I love the criss cross of these ones. I like to wear them with blue and denim. Whenever I wear something a little more “bohemian,” these are my go-to shoe. I’m thinking they could look cute with a black maxi skirt and a white tank…

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Lucky Women’s Lindey Wedge Sandal

RAWR!!  Best way to dress up a black dress? LEOPARD WEDGES. These ones are tall…and get me a lot of second glances/compliments.  Sometimes it’s nice to have attention and it’s crazy how many women eye them. Ladies love leopard!

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

I own two pairs of Salt Water Sandals. Red for when I’m feeling sassy.

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Black for when I’m wearing black…which is most of the time.  Whenever I wear them, I always get a “Oh! I had a pair of those when I was little! Where did you get them??!!”  They’re totally nostalgic and super comfy.  They mold right to your feet and are great in the water.

I’m thinking of getting another color… but I can’t decide!!!

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Lotta From Stockholm Silver Swedish Clog

I wear these to work a lot. My feet don’t mind walking around on wood soles. You get used to them!  I like wearing them because it’s always fun to look down and see SILVER. They’re hard to photograph though…

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Bass Women’s Margie Sandal

I like to refer to these sandals as my Jesus sandals. I got them up at the Bass outlet in Tahoe with my mom. I’m not sure if they’re cute or not, but they’re actually REALLY comfortable and I love how easy they are to get on & off.  Sometimes it’s good to have a flat strappy sandal in your repertoire, ya know?  Now if only I could turn water into wine when I’m wearing them…

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Vans Classic Slip-On Skate Shoes

We call these Spicolis as in Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I wear these a lot when I’m going grocery shopping/running errands. Who doesn’t love a good slip-on shoe?? Also, if you wear them to a party, be prepared to quote the movie. Fun times. Fun times.

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Women’s Toms Classics Cord 

I had a hard time finding this exact pair in purple online for you. I think they must have been a seasonal thing? Anyways, I love them. I love a pop of color and since purple is one of my favorites, I had to get these. I find it’s best (for me) to order a size up in Toms. My wide feet thank me.

Summer Shoes // shutterbean

Converse Chuck Taylors 

A classic. I always wear these when I’m riding a bike. I always have a least two pairs in my arsenal. One is a junky pair and the other is for when I’m out and want to look somewhat decent in a pair of jeans. I can’t believe there was a time when I didn’t like the way they looked on my feet.


    I love all of them! And foot fetishists? Really?! The things people come up with!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    View from the top! I love these photos. I am all about flip flops all summer long!

  • Nicola

    Dude, best post! You have excellent taste, but your first pair are my faves. I have a similar(ish) pair that I got at Target, here in Australia, and they are stupid comfy. Four hours dancing in them on a solid concrete slab at a wedding? Done!

  • Colleen

    Wow, I never really thought of it, but you do have a lot of sandals & shoes! They all look super comfortable too. You have great taste!

  • Marie

    Haha, I totally have a pair of sandals my husband refers to as my “Jesus sandals.” LOVE those leopard wedges!!

  • Stacey

    Damn girl!! I can’t even pick my fave… I think the Sanita platform or the Lucky ones. Either way, all of them are cute! I love my vans and chucks too, and have my eye on a pair of polka dot Toms to pick up from Nordstrom when we hit SF at the end of the month!!


  • Ellie

    I love my Converse so much! They now have Converse slip ons. Have you seen those? I want a pair but can’t decide on color yet!

    • Barbara

      I bought a pair of gray ones the other day! First pair of Converse ever. I LOVE them!

  • Kathy H.

    After seeing the Salt Water sandals on this site, I ordered 4 pair – red, silver, black and blue! I adore these shoes!!!

  • Taylor

    I love both of those Lucky shoes! I’m in need of more summer shoes for this season!


  • Candice

    I have been waiting for this post forever. LOL I love all of your shoes!

  • Flower Patch Farmgirl

    My internet world improved by a factor of a infinity when I found you. This post perfectly illustrates why. Also, ALL OF THE FOOD YOU MAKE.

  • fusilliamy

    Wait wait wait…there are Shutterbean haters?! I need about 5 of the fist emojis!! I have those purple Toms and looooove them. They are only avail in Fall/Winter I think. I dig your shoe style and your ability to find words and patterns on the street!

  • Jamie

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Elizabeth

    Summer shoes have been on my mind a lot these last few weeks, especially with all the hot days (ugh!). You’re definitely getting me in the mood to get a pair of slip ons or Converses.

  • Dana

    Great , beautiful shoes! And probably the cutest toes I’ve seen yet. 🙂

  • tara

    You have so many pretty shoes!! I love your feet shots — and your shoe collection!! I really need a new pair of shoes, I live in flip flops.

  • Libby

    Darn you! I just went to Amazon and got the Leopard and the cork pair in a camel color. BUT…..they were marked way down so THANK YOU! And darn you. I need more shoes like I need a hole in the head LOL But these were just too cute! 🙂

    • Tracy

      yeah girl!!! I’ve been thinking about getting the gold pair….

  • Amanda

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve been thinking about getting a pair of salt water sandals!

  • Katie | The Surly Housewife

    Yes Toms are perfect for those of us with wide feet! I love mine. I will have to share this post with a friend of mind. She always has a hard time finding comfy/dressy sandals that don’t go between her toes. All of these are perfect! Love the wedges also. Women love a good heel 🙂

  • evelyn

    i have the same love for shoes & food.

    and summer. during summer everything tastes better.

  • Cindy

    I heart all of the shoes! Questions…do you think the Lucky Women’s Moran-N Sandal fit true to size? The comments on Amazon state the toe straps are a bit tight. Wondering if I should order a size up or stick with my normal size.

  • Ida Rose

    Salt Water sandals ordered, thanks for sharing your picks. And as a nail polish lover (like, seriously) I love that you tend to go for dark blues and neutrals. A girl after my own heart!

  • Rose

    Your feet are purty 😉

  • Amy H.

    Tracy, THANK YOU for this post! You’re such a fashion inspiration to me, and I always wonder about your shoes. Perfect timing, too, as I was planning on going shoe shopping this weekend. I’ll try to channel Tracy!

  • Danielle

    I love all your shoes, Tracy! You have great style! Also enjoy your writing. You crack me up! This post made my night (because Tuesday’s are hard : )

  • Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife}

    I love your sandal choices, especially the leopard ones!

  • Emma

    Giiiiiiiiiiiiiirlllll… Like I really need an excuse to buy another pair of shoes. Oh, well. I did!

    I ordered that first pair of Lucky wedges, which just-so-happened to be marked down on Amazon – boom! – so I got next day shipping. So adorable! The terrible terrible blisters I got on my big toe and pinky toe, not so much 🙁 Did you have trouble breaking them in when you first got them? Wondering if my toes are just too chubby, or if they require a little break-in time…

    • Tracy

      Oh noes!!! If I remember correctly it took a day to break them in. Now they’re fine but they’re definitely not shoes I wear 8+hours.

  • Barbara

    I love them all…and your style! I bought the Salt Water sandals in black. So cute. I’ve never heard of them. I’m thinking of getting them in another color…maybe orange 🙂

  • Jenn (heartsy)

    Seriously, I need to move near your thrift shop…that is, if you donate any of these beauties! (Although my size is Boy’s large!)
    Also, I feel like you’d love PONS sandals. They are quickly overtaking my shoe rack.

    • Tracy

      I keep seeing those sandals all over the internet! Tell me more about them!!!

      • Jenn (heartsy)

        I have two sets of their wedges, olive and red. They are light, easy to wear and perfect with most any outfit! My next pair will be their classic (flat) black pair. http://www.avarcasusa.com/

  • Rachel

    I have two pairs of Saltwaters as well and I looove them. So comfy and classic. I have red and whit and thinking about ordering the navy and brown… Or maybe just all of the colors. (I wish.) ModCloth had a good sale on them recently! I love your style!

  • mimi

    Love the leopard print ones! The go great with dark nails paired with light bright summer outfits.

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