Festival Essentials: Footwear
March 25, 2013

We just got our Coachella wristbands in the mail today (yeew!), and to celebrate, we’re starting a short series covering the “festival essentials” (see pages 10-11 of your Coachella Weekend Guide – if that happens to be your flavor of festival that is). Starting from the ground up, let’s talk festival footwear.

In case you were unaware, the Welcome Guide points out that at a festival, you’ll be standing, walking, and dancing for a long time. We know, no doy, right? But nevertheless, a good reminder to wear something that you can run from act to act in. That said, we’re not about to debase our festival style with running sneaks. So read on for our top picks for footwear fit for a festival…

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FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR: for the creative creature
Want something that stands out? Opt for something a little airy, and a little avant-garde.
Pictured: Steve Madden Bootie
FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR: for the gyp-sea
If you plan to clock in a few hours of being one with the grass, pair your fringe with minimal footwear.
Pictured: Minnetonka Fringe Sandal
FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR: for the wild at heart
For the front-and-center, opt for something structured.
Pictured: Frye Combat Boots
FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR: for the pool partier
Planning on dividing the days into equal parts pool-side and stage-side? You can probably get away with a wedge.
Pictured: Tan wedge by CL
FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR: for the last woman standing
Keep cool and classic on some original canvas. It’s our go-to festival pick for all of the above.
Pictured: Vans Authentic Hi

Up next week: Festival Essentials – Hats.