Finding a comfortable sandal often requires trial and error, blisters and foot cramps. You don't have time for that. To make your summer shopping easier, we've found 15 pairs of stylish shoes that also check off the comfort box. From the latest pair of Birkenstocks to a cute little kitten heel, these pairs cater to anyone who desires functionality and style. A summer shoe needs to carry you from the office to post-work drinks, and also last through every adventure on a vacation itinerary, which is no small feat. Luckily, the pairs ahead can do all this and more; shop the comfiest summer sandals , ahead, before they completely sell out.
Each sandal from Freedom Moses is made from recyclable plastics and comes packaged in biodegradable materials. The lightweight shoes won't drag down your feet and are also water repellent, so you'll always be prepared for that sudden summertime rain storm.
For a shoe that's called the "roaming sport sandal," you can bet on it to comfortably take you from point A to point B. The shoes have a two-inch thick sole to absorb some impact from the ground and thick straps secure the sandal to your feet. Wear with your favorite summer skirts.
Everyone needs a dressy sandal option for date night and this gold strap sandal is perfect for that post-dinner stroll. It has a low-block heel, so you're not in pain after walking for 15 minutes, and ankle straps to keep everything in place.
Gucci's luxurious take on the pool slides. The rubber footbed and chevron leather strap with the fashion house's double gold logo make this slide a must-have for the designer obsessed.
The classic leopard print gets reworked onto the corduroy straps of these flatforms. Style the shoe with one or two of spring/summer 2020's biggest trends from knit dresses to Bermuda shorts.
These shoes pass the cobble stone street test thanks to the sturdy wedge heel and thick strap across the foot, so you can definitely walk in them anywhere. The streamlined silhouette makes it easy to style with anything, from a pair of cropped jeans to a midi skirt.
Swap your snakeskin fall booties for this pair of snakeskin two-strap sandal. The sporty shoe will let your feet enjoy the sunshine and inject some color to your summer outfits.
Birkenstocks are known for their wear-in comfort and for their effortless ease in summer dressing. If you've worn yours to the ground, replace your Birks with the latest style from its collab with Proenza Schouler. This one is crafted from slightly glossy ochre leather with contrasting black stitching and has cushioned, molded footbeds.
With "comfort" in its name, these Greek-style sandals won't steer you wrong. A slightly elevated rubber sole gives your feet support while the straps ensure the shoe stays put off as you walk. The beige color will match many of your summer outfits, which means the cost per wear will be (basically) negligible.
For a minimalist slide you can wear every day, try this one by Kaanas. One of our editors said, "It's surprisingly comfy, thanks to a cushioned button," which means your feet will still be blister-free by EOD. The slide comes in two color colors—a tan brown and white—just in case you have enough black shoes. Note the stitching on the leather pebbled straps for that extra special detail.
First spotted on Anna Sui's spring 2019 runway, these Teva collab sandals are finally here. The limited-edition style takes its cues from nature's vibrant flora and fauna as well as Polynesian prints. You can choose between this flat form or a thicker one, depending on how much height you want. Both will be equally comfy.
Step up your neutrals game by injecting a print like leopard into your footwear. These heels have a slight padding, so prolonged walks won't hurt your feet. Diagonal straps and a sleek toe loop (trendy for the season) add the finishing touches to a beautiful summer sandal.
This Cole Haan shoe is one of Nordstrom's most customer-reviewed sandals. They're quote, "well-made, comfortable, and more elegant than your average sandal." These shoes come in six colors and appear to suit those with wide feet, though this fit will vary from person to person. The design is crafted from a soft, smooth leather and fitted with a comfortable padded footbed and flexible sole.
For a comfortable mule you can walk hours in, try Tamara Mellon's "Saint" sandal, which has a 2.17 inch heel. Two straps make the shoe extra secure on your feet and the versatile black hue will match with everything, from a white summer dress to a denim midi skirt.
These Chloé sky-high espadrilles will make you feel like you're walking on clouds. They're not heavy and the fun fringe canvas strap adds a unique touch to the espadrille shoe. I've had mine for over three years and can attest to their wearability, from the streets of Europe to the plush garden lawns at weddings.
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