3 Shoe Styles to Live in All Summer Long and into the Fall

SCENES Star Jenn McQuade brings you the latest in ethically-sourced Summer shoes in her latest photo essay.
Summer activities are ramping up, and whether you’re heading to your favorite vacation destination, a summer wedding or continuing to hold it down in the office, we’ve got three shoe styles that will carry you effortlessly through it all!


Yes, this is an obvious one, but the most important! We’re in the middle of our first heat wave here in Southern California, so I’m keeping cool every way I can! I love this pair of bold, bright, suede wrap sandals from ABLE, with a tassel detail that really allows them to be dressed up or down. Pair them with cropped denim and a basic tee to take a simple outfit to the next level, or with a flirty white sundress for happy hour after work.
ABLE, formally called FashionABLE, is a brand that fairly employs women directly in the communities they wish to support. With locations in the US and abroad, they are making a lasting impact on women all over the world!
Cruz Utility Sandal. Photo taken from ABLE.


Mules are such a versatile shoe to own, and can really be worn from Spring, through Summer, and into Fall depending on where you live. They’ll keep you cooler than a fully enclosed style but their closed toe makes them more appropriate for the office than an open sandal.
There are many flat options available, but mules are also great for adding a little height while staying comfortable all day long due to their thick, block heels. These leather and suede mules from Everlane come in five colors, and as with all Everlane products, are made in factories with only the highest ethical manufacturing standards, using quality materials built to last for years. So these mules can take you from season to season, year after year!
The Day Heel Mule. Photo taken from Everlane.


Finally, the style that’s perfect for any summer date night, dinner with friends or dressing up for wedding season, a good pair of wedges are a must have for a more elevated (literally!) look than flat sandals, while keeping you cool on these warm summer nights.
Nisolo offers this pair with a more modern look, using a wood wedge and raw leather straps, available in Tan (shown here), Whiskey or Black. Like the other companies mentioned, Nisolo is committed to fair production and employment practices, and are completely transparent when it comes to sharing where and how your shoes are made.
Sarita Wedge Sandal. Photo taken from Nisolo.
Wherever you’re heading this summer, go in comfort and style. And most importantly, keep cool with each of these versatile trends from sustainable brands!
Nisolo, ABLE and Everlane have created some of my favorite ethically-sourced and beautiful Summer shoes.
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