A good deal on shoes doesn’t happen everyday, which is exactly why you need to get moving on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Officially opening to the public on July 19 and running through August 4, anyone can preview the discounts now but only Nordstrom card members can shop them. Take this window of time as an opportunity to do your research, and since the sale has everything your shoe rack was missing, from luxurious basics to artful showstoppers, you’ll be thankful for the head-start. These are the soles everyone should be scouting:
Aquatalia Cathryn Water Resistant Bootie
The story involving a sudden rainstorm, your favorite shoes, and a sinking feeling in your gut used to be a common one, but no longer: this, right here, is a fashionable, Made-in-Italy leather boot that will have you protected no matter the weather. With a small block heel offering stability and a zipper for easy, slip-in, it’s the ultimate practical piece, ready to take on whatever your calendar has planned. The square toe gives it a geometric modernity—keep your pants wide-legged and ankle-length to show it off.
Vince Heath Cross Strap Sandal
The mule trend has been snaking its way through closets for a while now, and this style by Vince makes them even more desirable. If animal prints aren’t your thing, these are available in a range of other neutrals including black, nude, and saddle-colored leathers and a black suede; since they’re on sale, you might as well stock up on a few. The broad straps give their front a contemporary texture and coverage, separating these mules from the pack, and the thick heel will keep you sure-footed—these are perfect to elevate your airport look, or to make part of your daily uniform.
Nike Blazer Mid Rebel Sneaker
These are called “rebel sneakers” for good reason. At first glance, they may look like any new high-top: all-white, in the classic shape of a basketball sneaker, the only thing that stands out on the one side is some orange stitching. But look closely and you’ll see that this is no average sneaker. Mismatched white/black swooshes on either side meet asymmetrical lacing just below your ankle, while backward branding on the heel nods to the logo-hungry trends of today. They’re a go-to athleisure number that tells everyone you’re cool without you needing to.
Nordstrom Signature Giovanna Mule
The gentle curve to the upper of these slides will make you feel like you’re sliding your feet into a piece of wearable art. The woven leather detailing, in a calm blend of black, navy and various shades of tan, makes these incredibly versatile—they’re a patterned neutral, wearable with any clothes in their colors. Couple them with a pair of pressed trousers for a low spin on your usual workwear.
Vince Camuto Corlina Ankle Strap Sandal
Study the shape of this sandal. See the sturdy high heel, the slender ankle strap, the simple design; imagine the endless possibilities. The shape is so important but the color isn’t—it’s available in 22 different shades and patterns, so you can get the one that fits your lifestyle, whether that’s a crackly “pop pink leather” or an icy “swan lake suede.” It’s the shoe you step into to give any outfit a little lift; an understated partner that doesn’t steal the show from whatever look you pair it with, be it a bohemian sundress or a dark moto-suit.