Ah the shoes of summer. They come, they slip on, they eventually degrade under dusty toe prints. But the good ones are lovely in season.
As I’ve said, I walk to work. As I’ve said, I have a very casual office. So my choice of summer work shoe may look oddly similar to your run-about-towners. We will take that as a fortunate accident.
Witness the Camper “Right Nina” sandal. Why “Left Nina” fails to get a nod I do not know.
Comfortable sporty rubber soles, (digression, is anything really rubber any more?) very soft leather uppers, and an elastic strap that I promise you manages to avoid looking cheap while doing a bang up job of holding the sandal right to your foot. Summer shoe slippage is the mother of blisters, and blisters, my friends, are sad, sad, summer accoutrements.
I wore an orange and white pair for my recent New Jersey trip. Camper + Louis Vuitton tote = Sturdy Grande Dame. Blurry photo + airport carpet = Travel Haze.
The “Right Ninas” can also be had in black, gray, bone, and red. Left Nina perhaps is purple? I digress. Orange is hot now, and that seems right for a summer shoe. Like daylilies in Pennsylvania. Bloom like crazy, and when you’re done you’re done. Camper offers a 2-year guarantee, so should you outlast the lilies you need not go unshod.
I wear a 6.5 in sport shoes, a 7 in closed toe, a 37 in European. Camper offers only whole sizes, I advise you to round down not up. Zappos offers the “Right Nina” for $115.
Camper, a European brand, flies just under the radar for mainstream US fashion. The company history and approach warrants a read. If you have a chance to go into one of their stores, take it. Clean, friendly, busy, and cute. Quite comfortable for trying on all the colors.
No compensation received. Just happy feet.