Best Shoes to Wear this Summer from Arden Teal
June 07, 2024

Best Shoes to Wear this Summer from Arden Teal

Warm weather is around the corner, well, unless you’re in Singapore, then warm weather is all-year round. This still calls for a new lineup of summer shoes, to usher in the season with Arden Teal. Whether you’re heading to the beach, attending a garden party/wedding, or simply enjoying a casual day out, the right pair of shoes can make all the difference. In this blogpost, we’ll explore the key considerations for summer shoes, the top styles to wear from our collection and offer tips on how to care for them.

Key Considerations for Summer Shoes
When selecting summer shoes, it is essential to prioritise the following factors:

Breathability: Shoes made from breathable material such as canvas, linen, suede and other natural materials are mostly breathable as compared to those made of synthetic materials. Breathable materials allow proper air circulation in footwear, which reduces sweat buildup and unpleasant odours. Try looking for designs with perforation or those that have open weaving. 

Comfort: Summer is all about comfort and it often involves a lot of walking and outdoor activities. Therefore, it will be essential for you to choose shoes that offer you better arch support and a comfortable fit to prevent blisters and foot fatigue, from all that walking. Try looking for shoes with a more flexible outsole for maximum comfort throughout the day.

Versatility: Opt for shoes that can easily transition from casual daywear to evening events. Versatile shoes such as loafers or sneakers, allow you to pack lighter for trips as well and adapt to different occasions without having to change your footwear. Neutral colours and classic styles are particularly versatile and the way to go.

Style: Summer is the perfect time to experiment with lighter, brighter colours and more relaxed looks. Try looking for shoes that complement your summer wardrobe and enhance your overall look. Whether you prefer classic neutrals or bold, vibrant hues, choose styles that reflect your personal taste and the season of summer. 

Top Shoe Styles for Summer
1. Loafers
Why they’re great: In the summer, loafers are the epitome of versatility. They, in my opinion, are the best for the summer, as they are the perfect footwear that can either be dressed up or down; making them suitable for a variety of occasions. 

Recommended materials: Suede, lightweight leather and linen

Best styles from Arden Teal: Arrecifes, Viejo and Rafael

How to Wear
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When wearing trousers with loafers, the most important thing to ensure is that the trousers are at the right length. They should break just above the ankles, and never cover the top of your shoes. Once you’ve got the right trouser length, your entire outfit will fall into place.

Going sockless or not is a choice entirely up to you; we do however recommend using loafers with hidden socks though. Loafers are also incredibly versatile that you can even rock them in shorts and a polo tee, when the sun is blazing.

2. Leather Driving Moccasins
Why they’re great: The leather driving moccasins offer the classic summer look and is perfect for any casual setting. Designed with comfort in mind, these moccasins bring all-day comfort due to their breathability, which will prevent discomfort and moisture buildup throughout the day. This makes a pair of leather moccasins perfect for any summer occasion.

Recommended materials: Leather, suede and canvas

Best styles from Arden Teal: Esperanza Moccasins

How to Wear
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Due to the versatility of a pair of moccasins you can pull them off in a variety of outfits. They also complement that preppy style when worn with linen pants or casual suits, made from lightweight fabrics. They are typically worn without socks, or with hidden socks, to achieve ultimate comfort and style.  

3. Penny Moccasins
Why they’re great: Similar to the leather moccasins, this style exudes quiet luxury or gives off that old money aesthetic. Due to their slip-on nature, they are convenient for everyone; just slip on and go. They are also incredibly versatile and can be worn with a myriad of outfits.

Recommended materials: Suede and leather

Best Styles from Arden Teal: Gregores Penny Moccasins and Gregores Suede Penny Moccasins

How to Wear
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Penny moccasins are a versatile summer style footwear that can be styled in a variety of ways. Pair them with straight-cut or slim fit jeans, with rolled up cuffs, for a relaxed look. They can also be worn with shorts, linen pants, chinos and with a polo shirt, to give you a polished chic summer vibe. 
4. Sneaker 
Why they’re great: A pair of white sneakers should serve as the backbone of your casual summer wardrobe. They’re simple and versatile, meaning they can go with just about any outfit. From wearing them with a pair of shorts, to linen pants, they are the perfect footwear to rock your personal summer style. They also have that added benefit of looking good with a little wear and tear - so, you can spend more time enjoying yourself in the sun, rather than worrying about wrecking your shoes. 

Recommended materials: Leather and canvas

Best styles from Arden Teal: Loreto All White

How to Wear
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The great thing about a pair of white sneakers is that they are as versatile as they can get. These should be your default shoes for the summer season. They can be paired with anything from shorts and t-shirts to a pair of cropped pants and even camp collar shirts, to rock any summer style outfit. 

Shoe Care Tips for the Summer
To ensure your summer shoes last and look their best, follow these care tips:

Protection from heat and moisture: When your shoes are not in use, store them in a cool and dry place to prevent heat and moisture damage. Use shoe trees to maintain their shape and help with moisture absorption.

Cleaning tips: Regularly clean your shoes to keep them looking fresh. Use appropriate cleaning tools for the various materials of footwear you have. For example, use a suede brush for suede, and leather cleaner and cream for leather shoes.

Storage tips: When not in use, always store your shoes properly. Keep them in the dust bags provided to protect your shoes from dust and dirt. Keep in mind to also store your shoes away from direct sunlight as much as possible, to prevent cracking and fading of the leather. 

With the right summer shoes, you can stay stylish and comfortable all season long. Explore our entire collection to find the perfect summer shoe for your wardrobe, and step into this season with confidence.