While a hint of PVC evokes thoughts of bright summer days, too much of it can send you down a slippery slope – literally. I don’t need to explain the sticky situation you find yourself in the latter case (shoes made entirely from PVC are gross in more ways than one). Here are the designers who stylishly adhered to that one simple rule – less is more.
Fendi Iridia PVC and Leather Point-Toe Pumps: This mix of neon and metallics isn’t overwhelming the way you’d expect it to be, and it’s all due to keeping the accents minimal. At MATCHESFASHION.COM for $925.
Paul Andrew Sandals: The Brit designer gets the most creative with color, crafting tortoiseshell-esque supports that are neutral enough to keep wearing past August. On shoescribe.com for $895.
Nicholas Kirkwood Leather & PVC Sandals: Using clear PVC here creates the illusion of nothingness. This is just the airy kind of look you want to go with those flowy summer dresses. Exclusively on NET-A-PORTER for $510.
Gianvito Rossi Sandals: PVC makes sky-high sandals like these wearable by adding support. I’m not saying they’re going to be completely comfortable, but they’re not impossible! On shoescribe.com for $905.
Christian Louboutin Air Chance 100 Leather and Suede Slingbacks: Here again PVC adds stability, giving the back of these slingbacks a more closed-in feel. On NET-A-PORTER for $845.