by The New York Times
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Summer is no excuse to backslide on footwear. Sure, lazy summer days are all about putting your feet up. But designers have been busy updating summer shoes with lighter, more breathable materials, and with cabana-ready designs.
“A few years ago, it was about Havaianas and inexpensive flip-flops,” said Eric Jennings, the men’s fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue. Now he is seeing summer shoes that can go easily from the beach to a croquet lawn party.
Many take inspiration from classic shapes, especially sneakers, slip-ons, Birkenstocks and even the shower sandal. “It’s taking these familiar, mass commercial styles and upping the ante,” Mr Jennings said.