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, I'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.
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.
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.
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.
For a sporty take on comfy sandals, give this Melissa x Fila collab a try. Everything about it screams chunky and thick, meaning ample cushioned support. A velcro front makes it easy to slip on and off while the colorful PVC design gives it a cool streetwear look.
Everyone needs a dressy sandal option for date nights, and this printed leather shoe 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. Already have too many cognac-colored shoes? Shop this in a pretty navy or white.
This suede mule is exclusive to Net-a-Porter. The sandal is very lightweight and forms nicely to your feet, so it doesn't make that slapping noise as you walk. I have the shoe in this color and love it so much I'm tempted to pick up the pastel blue version too.
These shoes pass the cobble stone street test, so you can definitely walk in them anywhere. Fans tout its comfiness thanks to a wedge heel and a single big strap across the feet. The streamlined silhouette makes it easy to wear with anything, from a pair of cropped jeans to a midi skirt.
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.
Rick Owens teamed up with Birkenstock to create a fashun-meets-comfort street style shoe. These went down the spring 2019 runways and are now available in new colors like a coral and beige combo for the season. Style these with denim shorts or a pair of mom jeans.
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.
A flat form espadrille is great for those who don't do well with arched high heels. The 2.5-inch platform will still give you a boost in height without making you stand on your tip-toes. This pair has an adjustable ankle strap and a cushioned footbed.
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.
For sandals that won't slide off your feet as you walk, opt for Rebecca Minkoff's "Maelynn" slide. The knotted strap details hold your feet in place while the backless style is on trend for summer. If you don't fancy the pink, give the white a try with jeans or a floral summer dress. The tiniest heel provides the pad of your feet some comfort.
Mango makes the most delicate-looking sandal to wear with your slip dresses and silky separates. This leather strap sandal has a wearable kitten heel, neither too low nor too high. Whether you choose to wear them to work or to weddings, it's a good summer shoe to keep on hand—or, in this case, foot.
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