Metallic Summer Shoes

At Sociology of Style, we appreciate finding moderation and balance in style -- which of course means a healthy dose of flair and sparkle. Build your summer wardrobe on a dazzling foundation with one of these stunning yet understated metallic pairs of shoes.

jcrew shoe J Crew Kira Metallic Sandal A sturdy, flat sandal with a back is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for the summer. Choose one that will excite you every time you wear it, like this J Crew pair in the perfect true gold hue. The thick straps are simple and uncomplicated and suitable for day-to-day wear, but they’re also great options for an afternoon party -- they definitely will light up the room.

shopbob natey wedget sandals Natey Wedge Sandals The wedge for summer is one of those classics that’s almost cliche. Save yourself the cringes from another pair of cork-platform floral shoes with this lovely pair by Natey. Clean, stacked lines bring this familiar shape to life with fresh minimalism, perfectly topped off by two metallic slouched straps. The casual leather fabric has a subtle silver sheen, for an overall feel that’s more futuristic than forgotten.

Sam Edelman Alva Sandal Sam Edelman Alva Sandal Make the most out of peep-toe weather with a shoe that’s truly celebratory. These Sam Edelmans craftily balance a fun cut-out shape with a whimsical pattern. The silver metallic hue adds a confident, sexy vibe. These are your perfect summer party shoes.

jcrew SPERRY TOP-SIDER Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes We know, the image that runs through your head when you hear “Sperry” doesn’t exactly sound sparkling. With a new metallic sheen, though, the old preppy staple is a practical yet still-pretty shoe for summer excursions that involve a lot of walking.

Dolce Vita Archer Sandal Dolce Vita Archer Thong Sandal The thong should be the epitome of minimalist shoes. We love this Dolce Vita pair for taking several adventurous details, fitting them onto a shoe without much visual space, and giving us a product that’s attractive and elegant. The metallic bar adds a striking, unifying element to bold color combinations.