Friendship summer shoes for girlfriend giftsSummer and shoes go together like, well, summer and shoes.  And since most of us prefer shoe shopping to bathing-suit shopping, here are ten great ideas for treating your feet to some summer happy.

If you’re in part of the country experiencing excess rainfall, stay dry with a pair of rain bootsSperry Topsider Pelicans come in a range of fun colors and patterns certain to lift your spirits.

Definitely not for the rain, MaxStudio’s Elaine Open-Toe Sandal comes in a choice of four colors.  While the straps look complex, the  sandal comes with a zip up back for ease.  I’ll take one in each color, please.

Looking for sky high heels and sky high sizzle? Look no further than Betsey Johnson’s iConnn TStrap pumps. With a 5 inch heel and in colors like Blush, Leopard Satin, and Black Satin, these shoes are all frills and fun.

Need something closer to the ground? Nine West’s Axon dress sandal is simple and elegant.  A definite yes for the office and weekend.  Its 2 inch heel will keep you on stable footing.

The weekend gets a spiffy new look with the Ruby Wedge.  In white with cobalt, scarlet, or black stripes, the Ruby takes flip flops to the fun and classy world of Michael Kors. (Seen above!)

Another Michael creates strappy gladiator heels that scream for attention.  Michael Antonio’s Tandice Platform Sandals are fierce, fierce, fierce.  The heel is 4 inches with a half inch platform, and the color combos are to drool over.

Need something a little more traditional? Ivanka Trump brings us the Amoro pump.  This shoe offers class and professionalism.  Choose black or natural for a conservative look; red or brown pony to make a more eye-catching statement.

Gotta go flat? Have you seen the Emma by Frye? This casual must-have is a woven ballet flat in a wonderful array of colors.  I’ll start at ‘leaf’ and work my way through the collection.

If you’re looking for a dressier flat, check out Nine West’s open toe Janetta.   The heel is ¾ of an inch and the color drenched combinations are perfect for summer. I love the medium pink and may have to go buy an entire wardrobe to match.

I adore high heels, but when I need to run out to the mailbox or take Puppy for a stroll, I want easy slip-ons. Here comes Jade by Grasshopper with extra padding and a rubber sole, this mule-style shoe is not quite a sneaker and not quite anything else.

What is your favorite footwear, girlfriend?

Judi is the Footwear Fanatic at  She has the distinction of being the only person at Girlfriendology ever to set off a metal detector with her shoes.

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