If you’re looking for something unique, there’s plenty to pick from at La Differencia. The Water Street shop stocks hard to find brands from across Europe, including Fly London, Prophecy, Dkode and Eject. Those looking for a casual, comfortable sandal, should check out the Art Creta. Make from Mojave Leather with a rubber and cork sole, these shoes are anatomically designed to fit the contours of your feet and ensure that weight is distributed evenly while walking. Also on the shelves, you’ll find the A.S. 98. With a similar look, it’s got some added pizazz.
This Cordova shop is a mecca for many, stocking high quality, stylish and fashion forward footwear. This month, they’ve
added a new line. The American brand, Free People, has joined the Rowan Sky family just in time for summer’s music festivals, beach bonfires, and days basking in the sun. Their focus on adventurous, confident and fun seeking young women who love to keep busy with work or with friends has resulted in styles like the Cherry Valley. This simple leather slip-on offers a hard, yet flexible wooden sole that comfortably hugs your feet. Its braided suede rope elegantly wraps around the ankle, creating the “hippie-chic” style that is completely on trend.
ONE OF A FEW
Comfort and style are at the heart of every piece in this Water Street shop, and that includes their array of footwear. For summer, One of a Few is stocking a new style from the widely loved Martiniano line (left). Hailing from Buenos Aires, each shoe is cut, skived, stitched and sewn by hand. Their chic Muller Slide stands out with its minimal, curvy shape and is perfect for days when you’re going straight from work to play.
For those who are wild about a wedge, The Block has several options that are perfect for the summer. This clog (right), from No. 6, offers a little height and a stylish center seam. The platform gives you an extra boost while staying kind to your feet and the quality leather with soften and mould to your feet as you wear them. If you’re looking for something other than black, The Block has similar styles in rose gold and naked.
JOHN FLUEVOG SHOES
Born in Gastown, Fluevog just celebrated their 45th anniversary and with more than four decades of design under his belt, John is still the master when it comes to shoes that make a statement. The Amazon is this summer’s go to floral shoe. Inspired by the warmer months, it’s a slip-on thong sandal features a slouched leather upper and a barely there ¾” stacked leather heel. If you don’t have a trip to the rainforest on the horizon, this sandal is still perfect for beachside adventures and spontaneous sunny strolls.
ARMY & NAVY
Their annual shoe sale may have passed, but there’s still plenty of great options at Army & Navy. Add some sparkle to your summer with these Kenneth Cole sandals. They’re fun, functional and easy on the wallet.