Comfortable Summer Shoes to Suit Your Style

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Elf Martin There have been 4 comment(s)

Summer is finally here! And that means we have visions of gorgeous hikes, bountiful farmers markets, breezy beach days, relaxing vacations and warm strolls dancing in our heads. Whatever sunny adventures lie ahead for you this year, one thing is for certain: you’ll need some comfortable summer shoes to take you where you want to go!

At Softstar, comfort has always been one of the core tenants of our shoe designs. Here are just a few of the reasons why our shoes are so unbelievably comfortable:

  • They’re soft: We use only the softest, highest quality leather (the word “soft” is in our name, after all!) to create a natural, barefoot feel. People say wearing our shoes is truly the next best thing to going barefoot, and even though they look stylish, wearing them feels like wearing slippers.
  • They’re roomy: All of our shoes have roomy toe boxes to let your toes splay naturally. No tight, restrictive shoes here!
  • They’re flexible: Our materials and Vibram soles are incredibly flexible to allow for completely free and natural movement.
  • They’re lightweight: No one wants heavy shoes, especially in summer. Our minimal shoes are all super lightweight, adding to the barefoot feel.

Summer Fun in Ultra-Comfortable Sandals

While flip-flops are the go-to sandal style for many summer adventurers, we’ve written before about how flip-flops are not the best choice for healthy feet. They can cause our foot and leg muscles to work in unnatural ways, which affects our gait. Plus, they may even contribute to foot deformities such as hammertoes over time. But never fear, we have sandal options for you!

Colorful Solstice sandals make summer days even brighter!

Our popular Solstice style brings the comfort and ease of sandals to a healthy, minimalist shoe. It’s a flexible, breathable shoe with an adjustable strap for just the right fit. It comes in adorable summery colors—such as floral, moss, and turquoise—or you also have the option to design your own! Check out the Custom Solstice option to see the many color and style choices. You can even add a “flora” motif to your sandals in a contrasting color.

More Comfy Summer Shoe Styles

The Merry Jane is another great shoe option for summer, as its strap gives it a bit of a “sandal” feel, but with a closed toe. The strap is adjustable to ensure you get the perfect fit. The Merry Jane is available in our signature premium full-grain aged whiskey brown leather, or you can design your own colors and trim styles with our Custom Merry Jane option.

The Ballerine is a comfortable summer favorite as well. This ballet flat effortlessly slips on and off, and it pairs perfectly with shorts, dresses and skirts. Some brands of ballet flats have a rigid back that can rub on your heel as you walk, causing pain and redness. Ours has a soft, comfortable heel and soft suede-covered memory foam innersoles. Choose from our regular color options, or play around with dozens of leather and trim color combos on the Custom Ballerine page. This style even comes in a “sport” version with two comfy elastic straps criss-crossing on the top, which work great for especially active people.

Lakeside life with Softstar Ballerines.

One of the best things about all of these comfortable summer shoes is their versatility. If your day includes a bike ride, a hike, relaxing at the park and a dinner out with friends, your Solstice sandals, Merry Janes or Ballerines will be up to the task. Comments like “I’ll be ready in a minute—I just need to change my shoes” will be a thing of the past!

Sporty Summer Shoes

If your summer lineup includesathletic activity, you might especially love our Moc3 RunAmoc. This is an extremely lightweight athletic/running shoe that gently hugs your foot and can handle any activity you throw at it with maximum comfort. It’s designed to act as a second skin with a Breathe-O-Prene® interior that wicks moisture and keeps your feet temperature-controlled and comfortable. Choose black or lime, or create a Custom Moc3 RunAmoc.

Lightweight Moc3 RunAmocs for the ultimate barefoot shoe experience.

What adventures are you most looking forward to this summer? And if you’re already a fan of Softstars, which style is your favorite for the summer season? Leave a comment to let us know!

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4 Responses to Comfortable Summer Shoes to Suit Your Style

  • Kerri Martinsen
    Kerri Martinsen says:

    I tried a pair of the mary janes that a friend had and for the first time in a LONG time I had no problem with nerve pain in my toe. I really want to get my own pair now!! I'll be using them for vending outside at events.

    Posted on July 7, 2017 at 8:40 AM

  • Elf Martin
    Elf Martin says:

    So glad they worked well for you, Kerri! Another tip for nerve pain: many people tell us Correct Toes toe spacers do wonders to improve circulation and treat nerve pain. I suffered from nerve pain in my toes myself and after wearing Correct Toes for a few months can now go without them and stay pain-free. And they fit inside most of our shoes.

    Posted on July 7, 2017 at 9:53 AM

  • Mary Louise
    Mary Louise says:

    Freakonomics has a podcast about shoes called 'these shoes are killing me.' Footwear matters and I love my softstars!

    Posted on July 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM

  • Elf Martin
    Elf Martin says:

    Thanks Mary! We'll check that podcast out.

    Posted on July 21, 2017 at 10:02 AM

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