I probably love sandals more than any other shoe category, so I typically wear them exclusively in the spring and summer — but then there are those tricky days when you don't have time to get a pedicure and your toenail polish is chipped and you're somehow worse at painting your own toenails than your fingernails and you just need a shoe that covers your toes.
The problem is there aren't a lot of toe-covering shoe options with a summer-y aesthetic. Leather ballet flats don't feel right, and sometimes sneakers are too casual and require a lace-tying process that I'm not always up for. Thankfully, Loq, a newish shoe brand that I'm kind of obsessed with, came up with this cool woven slide that is vacation-level summer-y and easygoing while offering the toe coverage we all need every now and then.
I've been eyeing them for a while now, and if I do decide to pull the trigger, I bet I'd wear them even when my pedicure is perfectly intact.
Loq Marti mules, $455, available at Shopbop.
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