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Summer 2024 Footwear Trends

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1. Flip-flops

Flip-flops have always been a popular type of footwear for the summer. They’re easy to put on and off, and are an ideal choice of shoe for the beach. When the modern-day flip-flops were first sold in the 1950s, they instantly became popular and have adapted into American styles. According to kurufootwear.com, 7% of Americans voted flip-flops as their favorite shoes. Flip-flops have been around for a long time? Experts say they were first worn 6,000 years ago even though the name originated in the 1950s.

2. Sandals

Did you know that sandals are the oldest known footwear? According to mnch.uoregon.edu, the oldest known sandals have been around since about 10,200 B.C. Like flip-flops, sandals have also always been a popular choice of footwear for the summer. Wearing sandals in the summer is a popular trend because they keep your feet cool, are lightweight, and match your fashion style.

3. Slides

Slides are a type of sandal that are notable for their wide strap and lightweight appearance. These shoes became very popular recently from TikTok and influencers wearing them. Slides are a great choice for the summer if you want to wear something easy to put on and be comfortable.

4. Birkenstocks

Since the 70s, Birkenstocks have been a popular fashion choice for the summer. Birkenstocks are a trend because they’re casual and comfortable, while also being stylish. The brand is also popular because of the hype it gets from celebrities and influencers, making it a popular shoe choice worldwide.

5. Crocs

Crocs got their recent hype in 2021, and have remained a popular footwear choice since then. Crocs are very popular due to their comfort, versatility, and durability. According to freakyshoes.com, some people have said they only buy them because they look trendy. The shoes come in a variety of styles and colors and are even customizable with Jibbitz. Along with the many brands Crocs has partnered with, it’s also gotten a lot of hype from celebrities and influencers.

6. Sneakers

Sneakers have always been a popular shoe year-round because of their affordability and style. Sneakers provide support and cushioning for your feet while also making it easy to run and hike in them. Some popular sneaker brands are Nike, Adidas, Puma, Converse, and Vans.

7. Barefoot

Going barefoot is not a good idea to do unless you’re at the beach or going swimming with your friends. However, okabashi.com states that nowadays it’s not unusual to see someone going barefoot in public parks, hiking trails, or even city streets! I wouldn’t recommend this because going barefoot could hurt your feet and be very uncomfortable.

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Elise Cooper
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Elise Cooper is part of the class of 2027 at Oakmont Regional High School. This is her first year being part of The Oakmonitor. Elise doesn’t work anywhere yet. In her free time, she likes listen to music and hang out with friends. She enjoys traveling, swimming and visiting family in the summer. Elise loves to spend time watching movies and shopping. She is excited to learn more things while being a part of The Oakmonitor.

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    Nola PattyMay 23, 2024 at 11:04 am

    I’m personally a Birkenstock gal.

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