Why Gold Sandals are a Perfect Summer Shoe

The other day, I was at the hairdresser when I complimented my stylist on her new gold sandals. We somehow got into this great conversation about metallic sandals and how they’re versatile and perfect for summer.

After I got home, I realized I had a lot of gold sandals!

I found that eight out of my 12 pairs of summer shoes were gold/metallic. So I asked a friend, “Is it just me, or do you like gold shoes?” It turned out; that she had quite a few pairs herself. What’s the attraction?

Here are three reasons why metallic sandals work for me:

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1. Gold and Silver are considered neutrals – Metallics go with any color outfit and are your best go-to neutral. While black can be harsh, white tacky, and brown too earthy,  soft gold or soft silver is perfect.

2. Gold matches my skin – I’m warm. In the world of color analysis, I’m considered a Spring. Gold works well with my coloring. The gold works with my light golden hair and slightly golden skin giving my legs a nice, long, lean look.  Even if you are not warm-skinned, anyone with even a hint of a tan looks fab in gold.

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3. Metallics look rich and elegant- No matter how summery and chic I look in stylish shorts or a sundress, I always feel more elegant wearing metallic shoes.  They add that touch of class.

4. They don’t show a lot of dirt or wear- Finally, just my experience, but I have worn gold sandals on vacation all over the world, and even though they get as much wear and tear as any other sandal, you don’t see nicks or dirt as much as you would with a solid colored shoe.

Will I buy more shoes with a metallic finish? Yes, I’ll keep going for the gold! How about you?

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8 thoughts on “Why Gold Sandals are a Perfect Summer Shoe

  1. I love metallic shoes too — gold AND silver AND copper! I am a redhead, too, but I find that silver sandals go well with my silver jewelry and are a bit more casual when paired with, say, a black sundress.

    At night, gold is dressier — and I switch to gold jewelry when I wear my gold sandals or flats. I know that it’s OK to mix metals, but I suppose it depends on your taste and style. I agree with Deborah when she notes that black footwear can be too harsh, especially in summer, but I have some black sandals that work with black dresses and such. I also love N E sandals to draw attention away from my legs in the summer.

  2. I LOVE metallic shoes in ANY silhouette I can find. But as a redhead and a lover of earth tones, my color choice is bronze(or copper would do).
    They’re neutral and go with everything I own.
    The only problem I have with them is when I wear out my favorite pair of bronze shoes; I always wish I had the foresight to have purchased two teams.

  3. I, too, am a big fan of metallic sandals. I have seven pairs in various heel heights and styles, including flats, wedges, slides, high heels, and even flip-flops. Since I am summer (cool and soft), I opt for pewter and silver. They are my go-to shoes for the summer.

  4. I love metallic sandals, but I wear silver jewelry 95% of the time. Is it ok to wear the gold sandals with my silver jewelry? I’m a little old school and am just unsure if it’s a no-no.

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