The 13 Best Jelly Sandals to Fall (Back) in Love With in 2023

Your childhood favorite got an upgrade.

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Of all the controversial trends from the early aughts that I didn't expect to make a comeback this year, jelly sandals were not on the list. Low-rise jeans? Sure! Glittery going-out tops and matching bags? I'm totally down. But rubberized jelly shoes? Not a chance. But, sometimes, the most fun trends are the ones you don't expect. So, I rounded up the best jelly sandals to shop. Trust us: this is the most fun summer 2023 shoe trend, ever. 

If you weren't already familiar, jelly sandals were first introduced to mainstream American fashion at a fair in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1982. From there, they became a hot (yet very niche) summer sandal. Cheery, comfy and shamelessly fun, there's something undeniably childlike about throwing these on. There's also a good chance that you probably had a few sparkly pairs growing up. I personally had a sparkly pink pair that I was obsessed with. 

Now, designers are giving these whimsical shoes a sophisticated upgrade at fashion houses like Valentino and Gucci. Although highbrow fashion brands now have their own iterations, the jelly sandal is well-known for its very accessible price point, so rest assured that there is an option for all. Better yet, brands like Tory Burch and Veronica Beard have reimagined the classic jelly sandal to include strappier and sportier iterations that feel just as timeless as they do trendy. Now you can incorporate the retro trend into your wardrobe this summer, no matter your personal style.

Below, we rounded up all of our favorite jelly sandals that you can buy right now, no matter your preferred style or colorway. Keep scrolling to get 'em while they're still in stock.

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.