It’s a classic battle, the Bold and the Beautiful VS the Young & The Restless. With Summer at it’s halfway point, we are seeing an arsenal of trends heating up the warm weather months. We love that on any given day, or night out, you can take your look from boho, to downtown minimal with the blink of an eye. Summer 2013 is all about personal style, interpretation, and the perfect pairings. Here are are favorites from these two categories, each selection providing just as much jaw dropping drama as the next!




Meet the JC SNICK Version 2.0. The update to one of our all time best selling items is back, and badder than ever. This 70′s inspired clog, reinvented on shoe steroids, pumps up the disco vibe with metal racing stripe trim, to beef up the vintage impact. Perfect with flares, trousers or a tiny short, this leg lengthening summer staple goes right into fall when paired with socks or tights.






THE KNOX, from the Sam Edelman tribe takes your non-seasonal boot obsession to the next level. This mid-height boot breaks you out of the ankle-boot-craze and takes it up a notch with it front lace speed-hook detailing and perfect toe shape. Part 90′s fly girl, part high fashion runway stomp-fest, this boot puts a few extra XXXs in SEXXXXY.


White heat is keeping our summer sexxy and sizzling, and while we are normally the first to admit our goth tendencies, Summer 2013 has us ready to rock it in white. Unless you have been living under a small boulder you know that the Jennifer Chou Carmelo is one of our top selling heels for summer. The perfect mix of athletic/sporty details, on top of a towering heel and platform make this a go to for nights out, or sexed up brunch with the ladies.



At Solestruck you know we love over-the-top item based shoes, but this summer we have also developed a soft spot for daytime casuals that still pack a punch—while providing ease, mobility and function to our packed days. A new found appreciation for sneakers and casual chic has taken our love of effortless shoe staples to a new level this season.



The PIRATE woven gladiator from Messeca NYC,  is the perfect summer sandal for me. No toes are exposed, but the open structure of the design allows for ventilation, and the breeziest style around. The low flatform and monochromatic scheme have made this boot inspired sandal a must-have for many of us around the office. There are few things I love more than looking like an actual space-aged dominatrix, at 9am on my way to the office….MEOW.



The CARLEEN clog from Ego + Greed takes the super hot clog trend to a very Solestruck place. The 70′s inspired clog shape gets made very very current in prints, pony fur, and of course, our favorite, high shine holographic silver. The recession fighting price, and super practical heel make this a super easy choice for everyday wear—with just the right amount of pop.


The Basket Profi Up  coming at you from ADIDAS ORIGINALS is giving me all kinds of life, and taking my forever desired Missy Elliot look to the next level. The classic ADIDAS shape, made high-femme with the perfect hidden wedge has already made this under-100-dollar-splurge a huge success with our shoppers. We love this updated classic!