Street Talk: What’s on Your Summer Wish List?

With warmer weather quickly approaching, shoppers are ready to stash away the winter boots and in exchange for summer styles. Here, Footwear News polled seven trendy New Yorkers in the Soho section of Manhattan to see which looks they want next.

REL
Wearing right now:
Steve Madden booties
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? “Not that many. Maybe four [pairs].”
Must-have summer shoe style: “I’m really tall, so I like the little platforms. I just got a pair by Sam Edelman, and they’re perfect for walking around the city without tripping.”

XAVIER
Wearing right now: Vintage wingtips in suede
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? “At least six.”
Must-have summer shoe style: “Anything vintage and classic. No slip-ons, unless they’re penny loafers.”

TIFFANY
Wearing right now:
Sam Edelman pony-hair flats
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? Five pairs of sandals.
Must-have summer shoe style: Wedges. “No brand in particular, but in bright colors.”

JOEL
Wearing right now:
“These are from Spain.”
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? “At least 15 pairs.”
Must-have summer shoe style: “I am in love with this season’s Louis Vuitton men’s sandals.”

ALEXANDRA
Wearing right now:
“I got these from a sample sale three or four years ago. They’re by Te Casan.”
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? “A numerous amount. I have a thing for shoes, especially vintage oxfords. I love a 6-inch heel. I can [wear] that for 12 hours. When it comes to shoes, I can’t do in between — it’s either 6 inches or completely flat.”
Must-have summer shoe style: “I’m really into oxfords and sneakers. And I’m obsessed with that wedge sneaker Isabel Marant has out.”

BONNIE
Wearing right now:
Jeffrey Campbell booties
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? Five to 10.
Must-have summer shoe style: “Platform wedges, maybe with a bow on them — maybe vintage or by Jeffrey Campbell.”

ARSIE
Wearing right now:
Frye boots
How many pairs of shoes do you plan to buy this summer? “At least a few. I have to upgrade my wardrobe first.”
Must-have summer shoe style: “A pair of espadrilles.”

 

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