Sandals, wedges, espadrilles and break-your-neck high heels are all so very summer.  They can be found in neutral tones, bold color blocks and shiny metallics on the trendiest North Texas feet.  Don’t let everyone else have all the fun – make sure your trendy trotters aren’t left out.  Check out one (or all) of these hand-selected local DFW shoe boutiques specializing in current styles to instantly update your look and wow your wardrobe.

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Amelia’s Dance Shoes
716 Grove St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 925-1795

If you’re looking for a pair of strappy summer heels that no one else will have, Amelia’s Dance Shoes is a must.  With convenient Dallas and Fort Worth locations, Ann Dietrich of Amelia’s carries a stunning collection of dance shoes that can double as regular footwear. Be sure to peruse her Greta Flora and Nueva Epoca lines – these tango shoes are guaranteed to turn heads both on and off the dance floor.

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Cartan’s Shoes
1201 West Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 923-7463

Sandals and clogs and mules, oh my!  Cartan’s features a large selection of the aforementioned shoe styles and more.  The inventory is easygoing, understated and chic, which pairs nicely with Texas’ intense summer heat. The fashionista in you will love the fabulous look and your feet will thank you as you’re out-and-about in Fort Worth. Cartan’s also specializes in hard-to-find sizes and claims the title of the largest independent Vera Bradley dealer in DFW.  Best of all, they have an online shop for those days that are just too hot to get outside.

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E. G. Geller
Preston Center
8411 Preston Rd., Suite 134
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 373-8066

E. G. Geller, located in Dallas’ Preston Center, offers patrons a stellar shoe selection and a friendly staff ready to answer the most pressing footwear questions. What are the season’s best sellers?  What can you wear to an outside festival that will be comfortable and look amazing? The staff here will show you just the perfect fix for you. With luxurious styles for both men and women, E.G. Geller offers quality, comfort and class for the high maintenance feet of DFW.

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Lou Lou
4417 Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 521-8833

Lou Lou on Lover’s Lane in Dallas is an exquisite option for summer shoe shopping. The boutique offers shoes and accessories hand-selected by fashion-minded owner Molly Thayer. Ms. Thayer has a penchant for assembling fantastic finds in her shop, including styles from Steve Madden, Calvin Klein, Jessica Simpson, BCBGeneration and more.  Lou Lou is the place to find the hottest shoe selections at incredibly reasonable prices.

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Sam Moon
11826 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75234
(972) 484-0204

No North Texan’s summer wardrobe is complete without flip flops. They’re cute, easy to slip on and off and they let the feet breathe in 100 degree weather. Sam Moon has a vast collection of flip flops, and at $24.99 a pair, your new shoe wardrobe won’t break the bank. Stock up on all different colors and style to complement any of your summer outfits.

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Native Fort Worthian Ashley Balcazar adores her hometown but also feels quite at home in North Dallas where the fashion-minded flourish. She believes in cultivating individualism and self-expression through style. Dallas supports that philosophy by accommodating her every image whim, from Northpark label-lover to creative non-conformist. Her work can be found at