As dancers, our feet are important for many…many reasons. However, we don’t always show them as much love as they deserve, especially during the summer when flip flops are the shoes of choice. Show your feet some love with these street shoes that will keep your feet supported, healthy, and happy.
Birkenstock Arizona, $99.95
In the last two years, Birks have made a huge comeback. It seems like everyone is wearing them and here is a secret to why—> they mold to your feet creating a comfortable fit. The Arizona style is especially recommended as the two straps hold your foot to the shoe while the absence of a back strap prevents the foot from being forced into the shoe. Plus, they come in a variety of widths.
Brooks Vanguard, $74.99
Ever heard of Brooks? Brooks is a company that is known for its amazing running shoes. So, when it comes to footwear, they know how to design shoes that your feet will LOVE. If you are on your feet all day long, consider these retro yet stylish Vanguards.
Ohana OluKai, $65
Don’t want to give up flip flops? Checkout these sandals that are made with a laser-etched footbead. These are perfect for people with high arches and feet more on the wide side. Plus, part of the proceeds go to a foundation that works on preserving the culture and heritage of Hawaii.
Dr. Martens Dante Venice, $105
These shoes are perfect for any minimalist who wants a shoe that is versatile for any season. Made with Dr. Martens signature air-cushioned sole, it will feel like you are walking on clouds. Not to mention they are super lightweight considering they are made from a premium leather.
Keds X Sunnylife, $60
Like Birkenstocks, Keds have made a major comeback. However, they have worked on improving the arch support since the original style. Keds are great for those with bunions as the canvas material stretches. Also, can we talk about how adorable their summer patterns are?