RubriqueBreathable Shoes: Find the Perfect Summer Shoes in Large Sizes

Are you looking for breathable shoes in large sizes? Here are our best tips for finding airy and cool summer shoes that fit perfectly, whether you wear size 46 or 55. From materials and styles to care advice - we guide you to shoes that keep your feet fresh all summer long.

Why are breathable shoes important?

For those of us with large feet, it's extra important to choose breathable shoes. Larger feet tend to sweat more, especially during hot summer days. If moisture can't escape, the shoes quickly become hot and stuffy, which can lead to bad odor, fungus, and other foot problems. Breathable shoes, on the other hand, allow feet to stay cool and dry, reducing the risk of discomfort.

But finding airy shoes in large sizes isn't always easy. Many stores have a limited selection and focus more on style than function. As someone with size 49, I know how frustrating it can be to stand in the shoe store and realize that none of the nice summer shoes come in my size. Or even worse - that the few large shoes available are made of stuffy materials that make your feet boil.

Fortunately, there are tricks to finding shoes that look good, fit perfectly, and let your feet breathe. Here are my best tips!

Choose the right materials for cool feet

The key to breathable shoes is the material. Some fabrics and leathers are naturally airy and allow moisture to pass through, while others trap heat. When shopping for shoes, look for these cool and breathable options:

  • Canvas - a thin and lightweight cotton fabric that breathes well. Perfect for sneakers and casual shoes.
  • Linen - a natural material that is cool, strong, and allows the skin to breathe. Good choice for summer shoes.
  • Mesh - a net-like synthetic material that is super breathable. Common in sports shoes.
  • Perforated leather - leather with small holes that let air through. Stylish and cool at the same time.
  • Suede - soft and flexible leather from sheepskin or goat. Breathes better than full-grain leather.

Avoid dense and synthetic materials like plastic, faux leather, and rubber. They trap moisture and make your feet sweat. Thick leather shoes can also get warm, so save them for cooler days. Instead, opt for thin, natural, and perforated materials for the best breathability.

Find the right style for optimal ventilation

In addition to the material, the shoe style also plays a role in how much the shoes breathe. Some designs are made to maximize airflow, while others can feel stuffy despite breathable fabrics. For cool feet in large sizes, choose these ventilating styles:

  • Sandals - open shoes that let your feet breathe freely. Choose models with adjustable straps for a perfect fit.
  • Loafers - low-cut shoes without laces, often with ventilation holes. Stylish with summer outfits.
  • Sneakers in mesh or canvas - sporty shoes that let air through. Choose a thin, flexible sole.
  • Espadrilles - classic summer shoes in canvas with braided rope around the sole. Light and airy.
  • Perforated shoes - variants with holes in the upper for increased ventilation, regardless of style.

Avoid fully covered shoes like boots and high-heeled pumps. They trap heat and prevent air from circulating, quickly leading to sweaty feet. If you must wear covered shoes, make sure to choose a breathable material.

Care tips for fresh summer shoes

To keep your airy summer shoes fresh longer, it's important to care for them properly. Moisture and dirt can get into the breathable material and cause odor. But with a few simple tricks, you can keep your shoes clean and nice season after season:

  • Use shoe trees - helps shoes maintain their shape and absorbs moisture overnight.
  • Wash regularly - follow the washing instructions for the shoe material. Hand washing in lukewarm water usually works well.
  • Let shoes dry thoroughly - stuff them with newspaper to absorb moisture faster.
  • Use shoe protector - spray shoes with waterproofing before use to protect against stains.
  • Store in a ventilated area - preferably on open shelves or shoe racks, never in tight boxes.

With proper care, your cool summer shoes can last for many years. And don't forget to use foot cream and socks in natural materials to keep your feet dry and fresh too. That way, you can enjoy warm days without worrying about sweat and moisture.

Our top picks for breathable summer shoes in large sizes

So what are the best breathable shoes for those of us with large feet? Here are some of our personal favorites that combine style, comfort, and ventilation:

  • [[Brand]] Sandal - stylish and stable sandal with adjustable straps, in sizes 46-54.
  • [[Brand]] Canvas Sneaker - classic sneaker in breathable canvas, up to size 50.
  • [[Brand]] Perforated Loafer - elegant summer shoe in leather with discreet air holes, sizes 47-52.
  • [[Brand]] Mesh Sneaker - sporty and airy sneaker for active days, available in 46-48.
  • [[Brand]] Espadrille - traditional espadrille in canvas and rope, perfect for the beach. Sizes 49-50.

Of course, there are many more cool and comfortable shoes in our assortment. Use the filters for material and style to find your personal favorites, or contact us and we'll help you find breathable shoes in your size.

Enjoy the summer with cool and comfortable shoes

We at [[Brand]] know how important it is to have shoes that look good, fit perfectly, and let your feet breathe - especially for those of us with slightly larger sizes. With the right combination of material, style, and care, you can find summer shoes that keep you cool and fresh even on the hottest days.

So take a look at our selection of airy shoes and find your new favorites. With breathable shoes in the right size, you can fully enjoy the summer, whether you're strolling on the beach, exploring new cities, or dancing all night long. Your feet will thank you!