Your Shoe Survival Guide to Music Festival Season—The Best Soles for Your Feet

Made for walking...and dancing, jumping and frolicking!

By Nashelly Messina Apr 10, 2015 10:44 PMTags
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Festival season has officially begun, which means if you aren't already Coachella-bound, you've likely got a packing dilemma on your hands. Well, don't try to be a hero in the name of looking cute—pack comfortable shoes that can keep you looking chic all day long. Trust us—your feet will thank you.

Here are three easy styles everyone—including festival-loving celebrities—should sport. Once the party is said and done, you can even walk your way into fall with these picks.

Slick sneakers: If you don't want to worry about blisters or exposed, dusty toes, look no further than these cool, comfortable sneakers. You'll be able to dance, jump and run, and comfort will never be compromised. Converse run the style gamut, but for the truly psychedelic, try a pair with some sheen for a real fashion kick.

Chuck Taylor All Star Washed Canvas, $65; Golden Goose Slide Sneakers, $600; Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunset Slip-On Sneakers, $298

Flat sandals: Gladiators are back for spring! The trendy lace-up flats, as well as open-toe sandals, are a fierce, feminine statement in a sea of flower crowns and neon crop tops, especially when you're cooling off poolside.

Valentino Rock Stud Leather Knee-High Gladiator Sandals, $1,495; Schutz Bilquis Flat Gladiator Sandals, $240; Ivy Kirzhner Barbados Studded Fringe Flat Leather Sandals, $445

Cut-out boots: Whether it's a pair of vintage cowboy boots, a more utilitarian style or suede ankle iterations, these shoes pair so well with a boho-hippie vibe and cut-off denim shorts. For festivals in more humid climates, opt for kicks with perforated or cut-out details—it's great for ventilation during those hot, steamy days.

Jeffrey Campbell Maceo Cutout Leather Boot, $255; H by Hudson Rift Perforated Booties, $215

E! Style Collective member Nashelly Messina is the creative force behind style blog Fabulatina.