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Stepping out in five summer shoe trends to embrace, enjoy

Lucky Brand women’s Hannela strap clogs, $89, at Macys.com
Lucky Brand women’s Hannela strap clogs, $89, at Macys.com TNS

Step 1: Treat yourself to a pedicure. On the bright side, neons are trending big for summer 2016. On the more subdued end of the scale are pretty nude polishes that make for a perfect pedicure.

Step 2: Step into summer in style with a great pair of shoes. From easy-to-wear slides to ballet-inspired lace-ups, you’ve got some great trends to treat your feet to this summer.

Here are five shoe trends for summer 2016.

In the woods

A nod to nature, or perhaps the bohemian styles that defined the 1970s, wood platforms and clogs are commanding a presence this season.

The neutral look is a perfect accessory to lend balance to the brights and prints in your closet. Buckle up in these Lucky Brand clogs with a rounded toe from Macy’s. Lucky Brand Women’s Hannela Strap Clogs, $89, Macys.com.

Lace ’em up

Ballet-inspired flats have been dominating our shoe racks. Now, they take the theme one step further with lace-up details.

We love the criss-cross detailing on these Kimchi Elastic Cross Strap Flats from Urban Outfitters. They’ll pair equally nice with cropped denim or a skirt. Kimchi Blue Cross Strap Flats, $29 on sale, UrbanOutfitters.com.

Gladiator sandals

With a name like gladiator, we were expecting this trend to have some staying power and endurance. Gladiator sandals have been trending for a few years.

For the daring, the crisscrossed sandals extend up the calf. For everyday wear, we’re digging these Edyth Gladiator Sandals from Target that stop at the ankle and have a zipper up the front. Women’s Edyth Gladiator Sandals, $18.74, Target.com.

Pompoms

2016 will go down in fashion history as the year our feet had lots of fun. Poms and tassels are everywhere, including shoes, and it’s a playful trend we’re loving for summer.

If you’re ready to take a fashion dare, try the lace-up trend and add poms and beads. (Trust us, this will instantly transform a shorts-and-T-shirt outfit or make a fun addition to a white cotton dress). Posh Beaded Flat Sandal, $79.95, ChineseLaundry.com.

Slides

One of the best parts of summer style is its simplicity. A dress is an entire outfit. And shoes? Just slide them on and don’t bother fussing with high heels.

We’re seeing lots of punchy colors on shoes this year, from bright blues to pretty peaches. Try a two-tone slide that will mix-and-match with your wardrobe well. Faux Leather Double Strap Sandals, $16 on sale, OldNavy.com.

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