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Have happy feet at summertime

Cool footwear for the summerImage Credit: Supplied


With UAE temperatures about to hit the 40-mark, it’s high time you make sure your feet stay cool and comfortable amid the hot and soon-to-be humid weather. After all, you’ll be stuck where you are if your feet are all tired and worn.

One of the best things to do is to go get yourself a nice pair of footwear that will protect and cushion your feet, while at the same time keeping them feeling fresh and comfortable despite the sweltering heat.

For some women, fashion always takes precedence over comfort so they tend to buy brightly-colored sandals and shoes in trendy summer hues. For most, it’s that time of the year when platform or wedge sandals go best with their short skirts, shorts, jeans and summer frocks. But for the flip-flop-loving kind, there are quite a lot of styles to choose from – toning flip-flops with soft leather uppers, spongy platform sugar ‘floaties’, fancy ruffled-embellished flip-flops, so-called Yoga Mat sandals, etc. They can be as simple or as fancy as you want, and come in various shades; they can be minimalist or bejeweled, and range from more affordable to pricier pairs. Aside from sandals and flip-flops, you have loafers, moccasins and all sorts of slip-ons to choose from, too.

Not to be left behind, men’s summer footwear options include boat/deck shoes, summer brogues, sandals, mesh plimsolls, espadrilles, moccasins and the timeless classic – sneakers. More fashion-savvy guys can also opt for desert boots and worker boots if they wish to channel their inner James Dean.

Whatever ends up in your bag, make sure they protect and fit your feet, feel comfortable and look great on you.

Handy Hints
• Brightly-colored footwear are a summer trend
• Women can opt for sandals, flip-flops, loafers, etc.
• Men can wear moccasins, espadrilles, sneakers




Source: Lovely Claire CD, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer