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5 Types of Shoes You Need at UF

5 Types of Shoes You Need at UF

Living in Gainesville requires every Gator to be prepared with the proper attire, and most importantly, the proper types of shoes for the roller coaster weather you will surely endure. Shoes are easily overlooked but arguably the most important (and practical) part of any outfit. Depending on what your style is, the types of shoes you own will vary. However, this is for certain: you need to make sure you have all the right shoes for the University of Florida weather. Keep reading for the 5 types of shoes you need at UF in Gainesville!

1. Rain Boots

When it rains in Gainesville, it pours! Rain boots for this campus are an absolute necessity. Fortunately, they are available in many styles and colors of your choosing. Since you will be using them over the next four+ years while at UF, don’t be afraid to splurge on these. You want a good quality pair that will withstand all amounts of rain. If you want to play it safe, get a nice black, glossy pair; these will go with all of your outfits throughout the years. If you are feeling more adventurous, get a pair that has a pop of color or fun print!


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2. Leather Boots

Trust me, it can get very cold at UF. A nice pair of black or brown tall boots will save your toes from freezing during the harsh winters in Gainesville. You will only need these for a few months of the year, so if you’d prefer to get more use out of a pair of boots, look into getting a nice pair of booties. With the right pair of socks, booties can keep you warm AND you can incorporate them into your fall/spring style!


3. Slip-On Sandals

Everyone needs a sturdy, well-made pair of sandals. These are great when you want to roll out of bed and slip into something on your way to class. Birkenstocks are super popular on campus and perfect for warm days!


4. Running Shoes

You will notice quickly that being a UF student requires lots of walking. Add a little spring in your step by investing in a good pair of running or tennis shoes. Nikes (along with some cute workout clothes) are great if you plan to squeeze in a quick workout after classes, or if it’s one of those days you simply can’t be bothered to put in the effort. If you don’t want to wear athletic sneakers, a cute pair of Keds to get you around campus are also a great choice that will look good with all your outfits. For a little more style, get a fun pair of canvas slip on’s that you can just ‘slip-on’ and add a cute touch to your outfit, especially on a more casual day. |


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5. High Heels

Every girl should have a nice pair of “adult” heels. At UF, there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus, and most of them involve an interviewing process. Being able to dress professionally is a skill you will surely need to master. The perfect pair of low pumps or flats are vital in finishing off a professional outfit.

If you know you’ll have a lot more events to go to, then you’ll need a pair daytime and nighttime sandals and wedges. What distinguishes them is the type of fabric their made of, for nighttime, think higher heels, suede and leather and for daytime think chunkier heels, woven fabrics and brighter colors.

With this guide you’ll always be prepared for whatever comes your way in the Gainesville Swamp!
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