Between the warm weather, long holiday weekends, and kids being out of school, summer is a popular season for vacations and staycations. Those of us who have had to learn the hard way know having the right kind of footwear can truly make or break a trip. Whether it's a day-trip to a nearby town, an outdoor hiking adventure, or jet-setting around the world, we'll show you what makes five of our best-selling shoes great companions for your next adventure.
1. Jambu Bel Air Sporty Mary-Jane
You'll love how this versatile mary-jane can be dressed up or down. Its memory foam footbed will keep your feet cushioned while you steal away to downtown Stillwater or the Wayzata Wednesdays Family Art Stroll.
A great lightweight option for hitting the trails. Padded for day-to-night cushioning, the all-terra rubber outsole gives you the traction you'll want come any terrain. You'll also appreciate the toe protection when the trail gets rough.
The support of a sneaker with the breathability of a sandal, the Bel Air is a great option for vacation days that involve a lot of walking and warm weather.
2. Men's Nohea Mesh Slide by Olukai
The signature Drop-In Heel® allows you to convert from slide to shoe depending on where your day trip takes you. Make an effortless transition from laid-back to restaurant appropriate.
The all-weather outsole provides grip on wet surfaces great for days spent around a lake. The footbed wicks away moisture to help keep feet feeling fresh all day.
The Nohea collection is built to be water-friendly, so it's versatile enough to take you to the beach and beyond. For days that require a lot of walking, the supportive footbed will keep your feet happy. Another bonus: it offers more coverage than traditional sandals.
3. Merrell Adhera Slide
Just slide on and go. Air cushion in the heel will keep things soft underfoot should you decide to take a jaunt to your favorite Minnesota festival or an extensive tour of House on the Rock, an artist’s famed eccentric home near Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
Adjust this sandal to stay put on your next wilderness excursion. The highly slip-resistant outsole will give you stability on gravel, forest paths, and lake shores.
The breathable mesh lining has cooling properties you'll appreciation on a long day of sight-seeing. The M Select GRIP outsole will help keep you grounded whatever terrain you encounter.
4 & 5. Kids' Newport H2 and Whisper Sandals
Built-in support supplies comfort for the long-haul at Maple Grove Days or your local festival, while organic odor control helps keep things fresh —even when the temps rise.
A quick-drying webbing upper and built-in traction helps the kiddos tackle wet or dry conditions at the lake on the trails. The rubber toe gives increased protection to cut down on bumps and bruises. .
Vacations are about taking it easy, so you'll love how the straightforward closure mechanisms encourage your kids to adjust their sandals themselves. Hey, every moment of relaxation counts, right? If things have gotten particularly dirty or sandy, the Newport H2 and Whisper can be thrown into the laundry on a gentle setting and set out to dry for a fresh start next morning.
Note: The Newport H2 and Whisper are available in toddler, grade school, and adult sizes. Colors and styles vary by location. Not available at our Burnsville store.
Happy travels! Stop in to check out your neighborhood location's full selection of Hot Now best-selling shoes for your next vacation or staycation. Here's to keeping you and your family comfortable year after year!
*Sizes and styles may vary from store to store.