Colorado’s fall weather rages hot one day and cold the next. Heat nostalgia can inspire wearing flip flops whenever the weather tops 60 way, way past Labor Day. Then again, the new fall boots are so sinfully delicious, that it’s hard not to start sporting them in August.

Rule No. 1 in fall seasonal transition: keep your pedicure on, girl! If it’s a sandal day, you don’t want to look like you should wear boots.

Rule No. 2: keep a think pair of anklets on hand to wear under your new boots to minimize blisters and to keep the sweat at bay. Wearing suede in 70 degrees can induce overheated feet.

Our top recommendations for transitional footwear this season include:

ECCO’s BIOM Lite Mary Jane in (now $90.00) has fall colors of Silver/Black/Purple are PC—perfectly colored and perfectly comfortable. The rubber outsole for traction to keeps you on the move on a variety of surfaces, as the weather changes. 

Pretty cutouts and a sling back help keep your foot cool in warmer temperatures as does the full leather lining that wicks away excess moisture in the Kalso Earth - Move (now $83.00). The negative heel design puts your forefoot at a 3.7 degree incline to promote perfect posture, while the textured rubber outsole creates traction to keep every step stable.

The sexy peep-toe design and pleating of the Sofft Madeline in Black (now $60.00) features a ¾” platform to take the pressure off the balls of your feet for more comfort. A generously padded footbed features a built-in arch, heel and forefoot cushion. The insole is also lined with leather to aid in wicking away moisture.

The Pluggz Iris in Black (now $98.00) takes you from hot to cool. Full grain leather uppers are accented with tiny floral cutouts that allow comfortable airflow. An antimicrobial lining fights off unwanted stains and odor. Plus, Pluggz has a signature grounding design featuring a rubber and carbon plug located under the weight bearing portion of your foot, which makes contact with the earth in order to promote the flow of electrons from the earth to our bodies!

For Men Only:

Naot - Chief - Oily BrownThe Naot Chief in Oily Brown ($199.00) doesn’t just make the transition between seasons. It makes the transition between work and play. These shoes will also get even more comfortable over time thanks to foot beds constructed from cork and natural latex that molds to feet over time. Suede sock linings aid moisture wicking and evaporation, taking the comfortably between temperatures. The oiled nubuck and leather upper is water resistant so let the cloudy skies bring it on!

Looking professional doesn’t have a season so the Johnston and Murphy Decatur Wing Tip in Brown (now $91.00) lets you look the part year-round. As you may know, foot width changes a bit as the seasons change so the lace-up design accommodates those changes all year, keeping you comfortable.

Brooks Mean’s Beast in Grey/Black/Red ($139.95) looks as good pounding the pavement in the heat as it does in the cold. This shoe is known for its ultimate control and stability, designed specifically for runners with low or flat arches and excessive pronation. Full length Brook DNA technology protects your foot from toe to heel.

The Klogs Abilene in Black ($69.95) wipes clean with a damp cloth to keep them looking like new. The uppers of this sleek-looking clog are made from polyurethane which means it’s durable and flexible. An anti-microbial treatment to the insole keeps feet feeling fresh and smelling fresh all day. The slip-resistant and non-marking outsole provides traction on wet or dry surfaces, regardless of what the weather throws your way.

With Dardano’s vast selection of shoes for men and women, you can pick the styles that you feel confident wearing all year. Sure, we’d love to know that you have a closet full of Dardano’s shoes but mostly we want you to own shoes you really love, that fit you well and serve you well through a variety of activities, terrain and weather, season to season, year to year.