17 Summer Shoes That Aren't Sandals Because Sometimes You Just Don't Want To Show Off Your Toes

Summer is just around the corner, which means shorts and sandals season is almost underway. Personally, I am not a big fan of flip flops or sandals or exposing my feet to the elements, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other kinds of perfect-for-summer shoes for sale.

Whether it’s cutout booties, peep-toe flats, platform jellies, or canvas sneakers, there’s no shortage of options for those of you who, like me, either don’t have the time (or the interest) to get regular pedicures — or simply don’t like showing off your toes.

Need some inspiration? Peep this adorable selection of footwear that's guaranteed to keep you cool in hot weather, and get hyped for summer!


The perfect weekend shoe for sunny days in the park, now in fresh spring/summer hues.

Chuck Taylor All-Stars, $41, Zappos


A warm-weather staple, these color-blocked espadrilles have a closed-toe design.

Aleaven Wedges in Black Suede, $80, Aldo Shoes


The clear glittery ’90s throwback shoes will bring you fond memories of your childhood.

Juju Glitter Babe Jelly Sandals, $50, Urban Outfitters

Woven Toms

The open weave on these slip-on Toms will keep you cool, plus your purchase provides a pair of shoes to a child in need — so you can look and feel good.

Black Satin Woven Classics, $79, Toms

Vented Oxfords

The cutouts on these fabric oxfords make them ideal for pairing with cuffed jeans in the warmer months.

First Step to Success Flat in Grey, $35, Modcloth

Cut-Out Booties

These are great transitioning shoes for in-between weather, plus you can wear them all the way through fall.

Jeffrey Campbell Stillwell Bootie, $195, Sole Struck


Another classic summer style, these huarache slip ons work equally well with pants or maxi skirts.

Ecote Huarache Shoes, $39, Urban Outfitters

Peep-Toe Sneakers

These platform mesh sneakers also feature a peep-toe for an edgy, sporty look.

Conso Wedges in Black, $85, Aldo Shoes

Perforated Loafers

These perforated loafers are perfect to wear to work on hot summer days.

GC Shoes Fancy Me Flats, $40, DSW

Strappy Shoes

The multi-toned blue straps on these shoes make me think of waves on the beach on a hot summer day, and eating cotton candy on the boardwalk.

Strut Do You Think? Flats in Ocean, $75, Modcloth

Cut-Out Platforms

These strappy platforms are the perfect midway point between a bootie and a sandal.

ASOS Random Leather Ankle Boots, $59, ASOS

Slip-On Espadrilles

A perforated slip-on sneaker with an espadrille sole and a gorgeous pop of color basically make these the ultimate go-to summer shoe.

Choppur Flats, $45-80, Amazon

Taylor Swift Keds

Perfect for cat ladies or Taylor Swift fans, these adorable tennis shoes look awesome with shorts.

Taylor Swift’s Champion Sneaky Cat Shoes, $38, Amazon

Cloth Mary Janes

A comfy summer staple, these cloth mary janes go with virtually anything, and they come in a variety of colors.

Overdyed Cotton Mary Janes, $16, Urban Outfitters

Rubber Flats

These Vivienne Westwood-designed floral flats are great for fashionistas — and for rainy days.

Vivienne Westwood x Melissa Ultragirl XIII, $75, Shop Melissa


The ultimate alternative girl shoe, in a spring-friendly hue.

T.U.K. Mondo Creeper, $100, T.U.K.

Canvas T-Strap Mary Janes

A sturdier twist on the cloth mary janes, these Dr. Marten t-strap shoes work well with summer dresses and pants alike.

Woolwich T-Strap Mary Janes, $48-70, Amazon