Enclose the toes!
For many Ped fans, summer means one thing: sandals, sandals, and more sandals! But we realize that’s not the case for all of you. For instance, the forecast for the next week at Ped HQ is calling for temps in the high 60s and low 70s. And at Lake Tahoe, where we spend many weekends, the mercury often dips down into the 30s at night! A wee bit frosty for bare toes!
Also, some of you prefer to wear shoes no matter what the weather! So although we waxed rhapsodic about sandals recently, today we’re going to sing the praises of summer shoes! Let’s walk through a few:
Just because your toes are relaxing inside doesn’t mean you can’t give them an air-conditioned ride, as demonstrated by the Trippen Chill:
This black-and-white charmer has our name all over it, with its twice-dyed leather, exposed seams, and dotty cutouts! The Chill is the perfect way to chill.
The Cydwoq Speed also makes good use of exposed seams and breezy cutouts, but whereas the Chill features circlets and swooping curves, the Speed wows with squares and angles:
Quintessentially Cydwoq! The Speed offers great arch support, and its all-leather construction just gets more comfy the more you wear it! And the curry color? De-li-cious!
As long as we’re talking about exposed seams and fun colors, let’s turn the conversation to the Trippen Poppy:
Super comfortable and super sassy! The Poppy takes exposed seams one step further, opening them out to form the petals of a stylized flower on the toe! Plus, the plum leather, with its orchid underside, is the definition of juicy! (Did you know “Radiant Orchid” is the Pantone color of 2014? The Poppy is au courant!)
As Ped fans know, anything green is high on my list, so Trippen’s Mountains tops my shoe loves this season:
The jagged edges of the design are inspired by the lovely ridge line of mountaintops. And the lacing crisscrossing “the valley” keeps everything airy and open during warm weather!
Another stunning Trippen color this season is the cherry red edition of the Vivienne:
The Vivienne is a perennial Ped favorite, and with good reason—it’s as easy to wear as it is fun to see! We especially like how the ankle straps crisscross and slide through a loop in back before closing with an adjustable rivet on the side. (We also have the Vivienne in a spicy mustard!)
The new Cydwoq Poster also features a cute-as-can-be ankle strap:
This is Laura’s favorite (and she wears it a lot) because of the riveted snub nose and the printed leather that combines Italian newsprint with graffiti-like elements in reddish pink, blue-grey, and black. Gotta keep it funky, she says!
And when it comes to fun and funky, one design is in a class of its own this season: the unique Cydwoq Converge:
Okay, we know we’re cheating a little bit since the fantastic Converge does let your big toe peek out a circular hole, but the design is really more shoe than sandal! (Or is it? So hard to say!) Although it defies categorization, the Converge is a winning look that’s completely fun to wear! Oh, the conversations you’ll start!
These are just a few ways to go if you don’t want to disclose your toes—more await your discovery at Ped’s main site! Don’t be shy—show off your shoes this summer!
(Psst, in case you didn’t see the post below, the Sweet Treat this week is the Cydwoq Sight, which is mostly shoe, although it does feature a charming peep toe! Click “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box on the left of most Ped pages to be whisked to the Sight with the “Sweet Treat” designation. Then choose your color and size, and add it to your bag to receive an automatic 20% off at checkout!)
Tags: black, blue, Chill, Converge, curry, cutouts, Cydwoq, flats, funky, German, green, handmade, lace-up, leather, Mountains, mustard, orchid, perforated, plum, Poppy, Poster, print, purple, red, Speed, Trippen, Vivienne
June 10th, 2014 at 5:29 am
Swoon! I am gearing up to purchase a pair, but first I have one question…well, actually a pair of questions, I guess. First: does one need to wear some sort of sock-ette with summer shoes, so as not to demolish them with perspiration? Second: where the heck do you go to get those sock-ettes?
June 13th, 2014 at 9:43 am
So glad you’re swooning over the shoes! We like wearing warm-weather shoes barefoot here at Ped HQ. Because most of our shoes are all-leather, they get less “gunky” than shoes that are synthetic. But if you feel more comfortable wearing a little something, what you’re looking for is a “liner sock.” Lots of companies make them—Hue, Hanes, Hot Sox, etc. But we Pedsters feel like if we’re going to wear a sock, it may as well be snazzy, so we usually opt for something from Antipast or Bonne Maison. Have fun in whatever shoes you choose!