By Chris Laub
The sun is out, temperatures are high, the days are long. Summer is here, and it is time to enjoy it to its fullest. To allow this to occur, it is important that you take care of yourself, putting effort into staying healthy and ready to take on any activity. We at Vionic create footwear using our Vio-Motion Technology, providing the stability, cushioning, arch support, and flexibility that your feet need, promoting full body alignment. We have the science to set you in motion, but it is key to stay cool and have sun protection as you go on with your endeavors. Explore our collection of stylish women’s shoe trends and summer shoes for women to step into the season with both fashion and comfort. Here are some styles that we think you will love this season, along with some tips to keep cool and protected.
Perfect for warm weather and all-day wear, Bella is our best-selling flip-flop. It has our Vio-Motion Technology built in to the foot bed, hugging your arches and providing the support and comfort you want. It also has feminine detailing with a bow. We have it available in 11 colors and three different widths. It can be found in narrow width 6-10, 11, medium width 5, 6-10, 11, 12, and wide width 6-10, 11, 12.
Have you been looking for a heeled shoe that provides support? Well, here it is. Meet Chardonnay. A heeled sandal that can elevate any outfit, while providing the support of a deep heel cup and forefoot contour. Great for year-round use, certainly won’t be just taking up space in your closet until next year. We offer it in a wide range of sizes, sizes 5, 6-10, 11, 12 and 13. We also have it in two different materials, leather and suede.
Do you like traveling during summer? Do you find yourself struggling to fit shoes in your luggage? We have a solution. Uptown is a great-looking loafer, with our Vio-Motion Technology, that is incredibly lightweight and deconstructed, allowing you to collapse it flat when needed. Additionally, it is made with a flexible outsole, designed for movement. It is available in four suede colors: Black, Light Grey, Navy and Sand. Sizes run from 5, 6-10, and 11.
As you spend your time doing activities outside this summer, why not have a shoe that can go for miles? Oh, and it’s a classic dad sneaker. Designed for ultimate walking, our Walker Classic has all the Vio-Motion Technology that you expect from a Vionic shoe: stability, cushioning, arch support, and flexibility. It has a combination of full-grain leather and breathable mesh, helping to cool your feet. We offer it in seven colors, sizes 5, 6-10, 11, 12, medium and wide widths.
Here are some sun protection tips from the CDC1:
-Shade: Use shade whenever possible, consider an umbrella or standing under a tree or shelter to cool down and limit exposure
-Clothing: Consider clothing that can protect against UV rays. Some clothing even meets UV protection standards. Long sleeves, long skirts and pants offer some protection, along with materials that are more tightly woven
-Hats: Like other clothing, tightly woven materials offer more protection. Hats that have a brim all around can help protect not only your face, but ears and neck
-Sunglasses: Sunglasses are very important in protecting your eyes from the UV rays, reducing the risk of cataracts, and the skin around the eye
-Sunscreen: Use broad spectrum sunscreen that is at least SPF 15. SPF is a measure of how well sunscreen filters UV rays, the higher the number the more protection. It is important to remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied after 2 hours and after sweating or swimming.
Some tips for staying cool from the National Center for Environmental Health2:
-Stay in air-conditioned locations for as much time as possible
-Drink a lot of fluids, even when you feel you don’t need to
-Be thoughtful about scheduling outside activities
-Take cool showers
-Check in with friends or neighbors
-Don’t leave kids or pets in cars
Hopefully the information above will help you achieve all your goals this season without having to slow down! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for having us be part of your journey. Have a great summer!
- “Sun Safety”. Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reviewed 18 April, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm
- “Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!”. National Center for Environmental Health. Reviewed 18 July, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/extremeheat/index.html
About The Author:
Chris Laub is a member of Vionic’s Brand Marketing team. In addition to Vionic, he loves to stay active, play sports, travel, and enjoy delicious food. He enjoys entertainment including movies, tv shows, and music.