Boston’s Best Stores For Summertime Shoes

July 17, 2012 6:00 AM

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There’s nothing like the warmer weather to inspire a brisk round of shopping. With winter boots and heavy shoes pushed to the back of the closet, summer means shoe shopping more than any other season. There is no substitute for the feeling you get from enjoying the right pair of shoes for all your summer activities. Boston’s best stores for summertime shoes will help you find the perfect strappy sandals and other seasonal footwear to keep your feel cool and display your pedicure to its fullest potential.
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Eco-friendly Shoes
Sudo Shoes

1771 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-1771

You won’t find leather uppers or soles at Sudo Shoes. This is a store where you can get vegan shoes that are blissfully cruelty free. The collection for summer includes Crocs, those durable synthetic clogs for men and women that are aerated to keep your feet cool. Sudo Shoes also offers stylish strappy sandals from makers like Marais, amazing high-heeled OlsenHaus open toe shoes for date night or other special occasions and everything in between.

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Stylish and Sophisticated Footwear

73 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 557-9991

Moxie has been open in Boston’s Beacon Hill since 2001, when owner Karen Fabbri recognized the need for sexy, stylish and sophisticated women’s shoes in the neighborhood. This upscale shoe and accessories boutique offers shoes for the distinguished woman who believes that summertime shoes should never mean cheap, plastic flip-flops. At Moxie, you will find the hottest brands and styles for summer like high-heeled strappy sandals by Badgley Mischka.

Related: Boston’s Best Ways To Accessorize From The Office To A Date

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Ankle Strap Styles
Sadie’s Shoes

189 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 646-2515

If you are looking for hot shoes with ankle straps for this summer season, Sadie’s Shoes has them. This shoe store prides itself on providing the latest fashions, and ankle straps fit the bill perfectly. They are stocking this trend in a variety of open-toed, platform and high-heeled options. Sadie’s shoes also sells sandals, wedges and delicate flats that you just can’t wear when the streets and sidewalks are covered in snow, slush and ice.

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For the Boys
Men’s Camper

139 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4554

Men deserve cool, fresh feet in the summer months, too. Camper is perfect for men who want to release their hot, cramped toes from the confines of their office shoes once the hot weather sets in. With a fine selection of manly men’s sandals and thongs, this Back Bay shoe store has a selection of flip-flops and sandals designed to keep any man’s feet on display. Men, don’t forget your pedicure, and feel free to bring along your favorite female companion to help you shop, because Camper sells summer shoes for women, too. They also offer some sweet styles for kids.

Related: Boston’s Best Men’s Shoes

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Comfort First
The Walking Company

100 Huntington Ave. Space #K002A
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-9255

The Walking Company bases its selection of footwear on comfort first, then fashion. That means all the available footwear for summer are sure to make your feet feel great while you trek the busy streets of Boston. You won’t find towering stiletto heels here, but you will find stylish ankle straps, wedges and sandals suitable for any hot weather activities from hiking to outdoor weddings. The selection for men is equally impressive.

Tracey Parece is a bibliophile, audiophile, writer and photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She loves slow-moving turtles, real sugar and the works of William Shakespeare. Her work can be found at