TOP 5 Elegant Summer Shoes That You Can Walk In (NOT Sneakers!)
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TOP 5 Elegant Summer Shoes That You Can Walk In (NOT Sneakers!)

My dear elegant ladies,
welcome back to my channel! Today is another video about fashion and how we can look more
sophisticated focusing now in summer. Because summer is here and we want to
look our best right? But today I’m going to talk about elegant but comfortable shoes to wear in summer. And the reason why I have to throw in comfortable is
because in summer, number one we’re a little bit more active, we tend to walk
more than when it’s cold, we also have more social gatherings during daytime. And also when we are on vacation, we are not stuck working from an office,
we actually have the whole day to enjoy. So for that reason, we need comfortable
shoes that can last us a whole day and that won’t hurt our feet. So for that reason,
we need to really think about comfort. And I can tell you one thing,
it is very difficult to find beautiful yet comfortable shoes. It’s like for some reason in our world, it is very very difficult to combine those both. We know that shoes that are very comfortable are usually not the most attractive ones and the very beautiful shoes tend to be not very comfortable. But there are shoes that are actually both and those are the shoes that
we’re going to focus on today. And also another thing to take into account in summer is that, of course, it’s hot. So we don’t want to necessarily wear sneakers. For that reason, I’ve actually
left out sneakers from the list today. I think sneakers already getting so much attention. I feel they’re a little bit overdone,
it’s great that we let our feet rest and so on. But sneakers in generally are not the most elegant shoe, although
there are some elegant sneakers. But we can take that conversation in another video. For those of you who are new to my channel,
a quick introduction, my name is Anna. I run an online finishing school where I teach women elegance and high society skills. If you’re interested
in doing that transformation, just visit So number one, this sandal. And I’m talking of course
about the low heel sandal, not the high heel one. I think the low heel sandal is
definitely a really good investment. I’m actually, I have one that I’m gonna show you. This can be a potential sandal. You can have different variations and different heels. This one has a very small heel. These are from Alya. I really like them.
They’re a bit like gladiator inspired and you can actually wear sandals like
flat sandals with a cute summer dress, short one, can also wear it with a
long maxi dress, works both beautifully or with shorts whatever. And it’s also good because it’s an open shoe so it lets your feet breathe. Now I don’t know if you can run miles or walk for miles in this shoe. But you can definitely
survive a few hours of sightseeing so very good investment and a must. Color-wise, I personally like to go something that is not too contrasting to your own
skin tone. That is just my preference because I feel like it elongates your
legs a little bit when you do that. If you wear for instance a black sandal and
especially like this one that goes a bit up, it cuts off your leg a bit so your
legs might look a little bit shorter than they are. So number two,
ballerina shoe First of all, it’s covering so if you’re somebody like me suffer with
flat feet issues, wearing sandals can actually be a little bit difficult
sometimes. But with the ballerina shoe, it’s covering all the way around. So if you have flat feet, then your feet will always look good in a pair of ballerinas. And the heel is low so very comfortable to walk around it. There are also ballerina shoes with a bit thicker heel and they’re obviously not going to be as
comfortable but like they at least feel a little bit more dressed up. If you feel like this is a bit too plain for whatever occasion that you are going to
wear these to. But I think the ballerina shoe is a perfect
also daytime shoe when you go to work, a perfect city shoe. Kate Moss is the one who really rocked this
shoe well and I think that it’s a nice shoe that is has a little bit of a preppiness to it. I know some people are not big fans of ballerina but I personally love them. I would personally get a pair of black ballerina shoes
first, because they look very chic. Then I would also get a pair of scheme color
that matches your skin color. If you really want to spend on ballerina shoes
then really spend on a pair of Chanel ballerinas because they
are very high quality inside information but Chanel actually does the most
quality shoes for that price range and that are still not too expensive. Of all the designers that create shoes, Chanel is actually one of the best, so very much recommended to spend a little bit extra If you don’t want to spend on Chanel
ballerinas, then you can get maybe something like this. These are from French Sole, I really think that they make really nice shoes that actually durable. These ones I’ve worn so many times so
they are a little bit now worn out. But I’m gonna get a new pair but they have lasted me years I think,
of wonderful years. So moving on, mules Now I don’t have mules to show you because
I don’t actually wear mules but I know Gucci I’m very popular for mules. When I say mules I’m not talking about those that we walk to the
swimming pool with that I’ve spoken about in my video. These shoes are not classy so go
and check out that video if you still haven’t. I’m actually talking about like proper leather mules, like Gucci like I said, like a loafer mule or something. It’s definitely going to make you look
elegant and comfortable. The only problem is, it’s a sliding shoe so it’s going to be a little bit
more challenging to walk. I think that since we’re talking about the mules, might as well just quickly talk about the Gucci loafer because that one is very popular as well. Now what the loaf of course is going to be a little bit more warm but
if you feel like the mule is going to be too uncomfortable to walk a bit longer
distance and definitely just get the classic Gucci loafer instead. Now what about when we want to be a little bit more dressed up and actually wear a heel
that also is comfortable because maybe we’ll be standing up quite a lot? First of all, unless you already know me saying this but we do not wear
stilettos during the day. So this is something that is a big no-no. Again in my video, These Shoes Are Not Classy, I’ve really spoken against like when you
wear it very extremely high heels because that’s not very elegant. I think you can sometimes
get away with wearing a stiletto in the evening. But if you really want to focus
on elegance then we don’t go higher than mid-heel. We tend to go maximum maybe
10, 11 centimeters but that is actually qualified as a high-heel. But for daytime events, 11 centimeters pair of heels might make you feel a bit more
uncomfortable and a little bit out of place. We want to definitely do low or
mid heel for daytime events. So a perfect daytime event shoe
that I’m going to show you is the Gucci Grandma Shoes. At least that’s how I like to call it. Now this is a very popular shoe and it’s been popular now for several years. Every blogger probably has this shoe. It’s most common in beige and black.
I have it all in black but to be quite honest with you, I need to speak a little bit about
this shoe. Because first of all men tend not to like it. My boyfriend, he’s like, no
don’t buy that shoe it’s so ugly and I said you know what I’m gonna get it
because it’s such a comfortable and convenient shoe to have for certain
events and especially when you have to walk a lot. So, in the end, yes it might
not be the most feminine shoe because truly it is a bit of a
grandma model. But what can you do? Sometimes you just can’t have it all. I even asked a few other men to validate if it’s just my boyfriend who
thinks they are horrible and apparently I did not get the response I wanted. All men that I asked did not like this shoe. So it is a tricky one ladies, but again,
we got to do what we got to do sometimes. And I personally love this shoe because
it really it works with everything, a dress, a skirt, sophisticated trousers,
you name it. And it’s just so versatile and you really can walk a lot in this shoe. Yet it makes you look dressed up, so that’s the beauty of it. You need something like this,
you need like a pump shoe or sandal shoe, a little bit of a heel but maybe a
bigger heel that is a bit more comfortable. Another variation
to that would actually be like, here I have one that is the kitten heel. This one is quite comfortable but you wouldn’t be able to walk around the
whole day in that in the city but it’s definitely perfect for when you don’t
want to look very dressed up. You can definitely arrive at an event or date,
some party wearing this shoe and with a nice skirt. I personally love wearing this shoe with my mid-length silk skirt and a nice silk cami top. It’s one of my favorite kind of looks
for when you don’t want to be too dressed up but you don’t also want to be
too dressed down. Now lastly, the espadrilles shoe that I have already
mentioned in my video, How to Look Elegant in Summer. Now some people were confused because they felt like espadrilles are also
grandma shoes as they call them. And maybe to some, perhaps it might be a
grandma shoe but it’s also a very good shoe for daytime when you are wearing
a little bit more kind of summer outfits and summer clothes. Yet because of the wedge here,
it’s a very comfortable shoe and it’s also not very high in heel so
this one you can definitely even walk in and be comfortable and you don’t feel
too dressed down in. But please be aware this is a very casual shoe. If it is more of a dressed-up event or doing the day, I wouldn’t come wearing this shoe. I would perhaps come wearing this shoe. So you really need to think about
exactly what is the dress code and what are the people gonna wear? I think what you must do is definitely to take this as a separate project because this is
a very important one. Elegant shoes that are comfortable that you can really wear
in dressed up occasions and also during casual events. But also for walking or even a little bit more
long-distance walking. All of this requires a good amount of shoes
and sometimes it also requires you to spend on shoes. I don’t think that feet is an area that we should save money on. So I know if you have a very limited budget it might be worth being patient and just buy one
pair of very versatile shoes that you can really invest in but are really high quality. Meaning, you’re not going to ruin your feet, you are going to be comfortable and you’re going to actually use these shoes. What happens many times is that we buy shoes that are cheaper and very uncomfortable and then
we end up spending much more on taxi when we could have perhaps walked if we
just had spent a little bit more on a pair of more expensive shoes. Now if you want to learn more about how to look expensive and maybe even a bit on a budget, then you must download my free cheat sheet that I have created for you. and downloaded,
it’s absolutely free of charge. And make sure you watch my video, These Shoes Are Not Classy because then we would really talk about those shoes that I say are a no-go. I hope you enjoyed this video and I will see you in the next one!

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100 thoughts on “TOP 5 Elegant Summer Shoes That You Can Walk In (NOT Sneakers!)

  1. The Grandma Shoe is actually a type of Slighback shoes. And Mary Jane shoes are another option. Anyways, great video Anna 😉

  2. Really good tips here. I live in Spain and love to walk alot everyday. The summer is really hot so everyone wears open shoes. Would you say the Hermes Oran slides are a classy option? they are still a flip flop style though. But would you consider these to be a good option for daytime? 😄

  3. I've been waiting for this lol I live in NYC and the streets are horrid to walk! and yes I wear stilettos to brunch and dinner and yes Uber everywhere when I could just change or walk and take the subway… Love the sandals and kitten heels I wear them a ton but mules …u gave me a new perspective I see them as 'women who cant walk in proper heels wear these types of shoes: big bulky;) Just not flattering to the silouette but the styles I agree with…and yes as a dancer I value my feet so muchh not worth it to be uncomfortable when unnecessary. Aprove 1,00000000%! xo

  4. Can you do a video about how to stay classy in hot weather. How to keep classy without feeling uncomfortable/ sweaty

  5. I like the grandma shoe. I don’t care if men don’t like it, Im not wearing anything super uncomfortable for ANY man.
    I dress very well but Im not putting myself in pain anymore. Thanks for the cheat sheets.

  6. I love your videos I'm not looking to catch a wealthy man 😁 but I think you are really elegant and classy 🙌🏻👍🏻 you are teaching us simplicity is the key.

  7. I have lots of luxury brand shoes , and I must say the Gucci loafer is by far the best shoe I ever bought!!! Totally worth the investment .

  8. Shoes are some of my favorite accessories. I live the Chanel slingback, so classic. Can you possibly do a video on manicures and pedicures. To polish or not polish, colors to wear, nail length, etc. Thanks

  9. I know you’re very lean….but could you do a video how to look elegant being a plus size? All the fashion things i see for plus size tend to be more….loud looking….granny looking ….or vulgar looking…. there’s no elegant or classic looks for us plus size women….. 🙁

  10. Great advice, Ana!
    Another nice ballet flat is the "Chaste" by Hushpuppies. I have some neutrals and some very pretty colorful ones. They have insoles which provide arch support and are about $80 USD per pair. They are real leather and definitely do not look cheap.
    Thank you for another thoughtful and helpful video!

  11. I have really average/short legs proportionally to my body so flat shoes tend to make me look so stumpy and awful – I found any shoes that have a structured low block heel to be the perfect solution. Some I have (even just cheap from ASOS) are more comfortable than totally flat shoes that have no support. As an added bonus they always instantly look dressier. The only problem is it can just be a real mission to find the right heel height and many really nice shoes will be just that bit too high for everyday casual wear. On top of that I have flat sandals for pool & beach only, and then sneakers/trainers for really casual looks.

  12. I love this video, you're great! I was wondering if I get any points for my ripped jeans if I wear them with my Chanel grandma shoes? hahaha I actually wear that to the grocery store.

  13. This is a great video! I struggle so much trying to find cute yet comfortable shoes. I hope you do a fall shoe video too!

  14. Clearly… if you wear ballerina in france there is no question every body is gonna make fun of you… sad but true. Don t do that!

  15. I love ballerina flats and for those who don't want to spend the Chanel pricepoint, Repetto makes gorgeous ballet flats and they are comfortable as all get out. If you are in Paris during the summer and winter sales, you can get the Repettos for a great price. And the fit is wonderful. As far as sandals go, each year when we go to St. Tropez, I treat myself to a pair of Rondini sandals. They are a custom fit and they adjust them and make them to size in their studio. The sandals mold to the fit of your feet and you can also purchase them online. The bikini model is my favorite sandal of all time.
    Thank you so much for this very detailed and well-explained shoe video. Can't wait until you touch on winter shoes and boots!

  16. Im getting old. I realize being elegant is a attitude of those wonderful woman who had a deep understanding in life. I admire you . and your videos is a reminder for me staying in the line😚

  17. I see the elegance in mules but they look ugly to me & am only the one that gets shin pain when in flat shoes to much????

  18. So… What challenges I face when looking for shoes or just regular clothing in general is… The fact they're not made of animal skins or furs. Since I'm a very strict vegetarian, that is something I try my absolute best to stay away from. But… That tends to be quite hard for me personally to find something that is vegetarian friendly and has good quality.
    I was curious if you have any brand shop recommendations for this type of situation.

  19. Shoes is such a necessity but you must always be mindful that gramma style shoes will never look flattering on big or long feet also I would never pay $600 for a slip on wear it when it hurt that does not complete my look because my face will show that I'm in pain and of course I won't be able to walk and have a good time

  20. I understand the need for high-quality shoes. Having fallen arches and the appearance of flat feet, I can buy the style of shoes you gave examples of, and they are made of leather and quality craftsmanship, but not the name brand.
    I enjoyed this video. Thank you

  21. I’m curious what your height is? I’m 5’7” and struggle with the confidence to wear anything with a heel. What would your advice be?

  22. I really like most of your style.. I am not one, that finds gladiators shoes feminine.. Just my opinion. I still match my shoes. belts and handbags. Thank you for sharing. God. knows.. I thank you for the information on the heels.

  23. Hello Anna, thank you for this video. It's fabulous and educational. Can you please do a video for fall walking shoes and winter walking shoes? I have a difficult time knowing what is a great shoe to wear if iit's snowing or raining etc. Thank you.

  24. I love these vlogs. I feel like elegance and femininity is a dying art. Thank you for the knowledge. I'm doing exactly what you say.

  25. OMGGG I missed thos video. Thank you. I will be using this as a reference b/c I'm in desperate need of show ideas b/c I have flat feet 😭😭😭

  26. My favorite ballerinas are called Lolita Milano, they truly have the best! The shop is in Firenze right by piazza del duomo! I bought 3 pairs! Nude, red and blue.

  27. Anna I watch yr videos. And I like them all. In my opinion being elegant is following your instict and using commen sense. Looking beautiful many times depends on feeling beautiful….

  28. That grandma shoes are actually my second most favorite type to wear daily 😀(after boots). I think shoes, for the sake of comfort, are elements that I won't wear to impress men. As long as they're comfortable, not worn out and they still fit the occasion, I would wear them just for me.

  29. Just began follwing you, but have you addressed any topics on makeup etc? I feel like that is a topic that is over looked.

  30. Can you give advice on how to dress elegantly for work and what sort of shoes to wear. For example if you work for a big company.

  31. As for the two inch block heel shoe I would not wear that heel it looks too old lady-ish. But I would wear it with a heel that is thin from the side and wide from the back. It feels the same as a block heel shoe but it looks more elegant from the side with a look of a kitten heel but function as a block heel for long walks.

  32. I agree with so much that you say. My only peeve is that you show mostly adverts for high end, as your examples as to what a lady should wear. Please put in pictures of friends, family, models – not doing as Gucci shoot- but rather showing a slice of life in a linen pant. A lot of the pictures show very young ladies in very short dresses. If I wore a dress as short as these I would be fired. I curate a museum not a teenager's closet.

  33. Thank you for your classic shoe informational video BUT OMG you said that you are not married. If an upscale classy woman like you doesn't have a husband then there is no hope for a plainer woman like me. 😒
    I follow your advice and I think I dress better, and that makes me feel better, so at least a huge thank you for that. 😉

  34. Thank you for this video, being a woman suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, comfort in shoes is mandatory. But I will never give up femininity and elegance in my personal care and outfits 😉❤️

  35. I would love to see a video on picking the perfect business suit for your body type. I am still going through videos so i am unsure if you have one, but I will definitely look!

  36. I was warned by my podiatrist to stay away from ballerina shoes, as they cause foot bunions , but I love so much that I still were them , but not as much as I used to . They so cute and comfy .

  37. You are so spot on, love your vlog. Your style and opinions are such a relief. Misguided women think that acting vulgar like the Kardashians is the way the rich act. No, no ,no. So thank you for helping the young ladies out there.

  38. I know this shoe is a Sling back Spectator Pump, usually in tan and black or in summer white with a navy blue tip

  39. For the ladies who wants a ballerina shoe with a small wedge like 2 cm’s , are really comfortable and look absolutly gorgeous look for Charlie Stone shoes, they have a very classy 1940’s 1950’s look and are also Great for wider feet. I can’t walk in ballet flats because it’s to low and you can walk miles.

  40. I live in my Valentino flip flops and used my tori Burch ones to a pulp so I don’t wear them anymore and that’s all I have

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