The 12 Best Summer Shoes to Live In

From comfortable slip-ons to stylish fisherman sandals.

Sandals Outside Chanel Paris Fashion Week
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With summer on the way, it's time to put your cumbersome boots back into storage and prep your wardrobe for the warmer weather to come. The summer 2023 shoe trends continue to be a great source of inspiration with a continued appreciation for sensible, comfortable shoes, while still appealing to those who crave a party-style heel. With infinite options on the market, we put together a list of the best summer shoes for 2023 you can start shopping right now.

The Espadrille

What's old is new again, and that stands true for summer's espadrille-style shoes. With ties, buckles, and ankle straps, you can make them as dressy or as casual as you wish.

White plateau shoes by Miu Miu

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The Summer Loafer

Estelle Chemouny wears black leather Prada shoes

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Lean into summer loafers in a lightweight woven or raffia style that you can sport sans-socks. For an ultra put-together look, why not pair your new summer shoes with your favorite woven bag for the season?

The Slide Sandal

Jessie Bush during Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Look great on the go with easy slide sandals that come detailed with ruching, florals, and chunky hardware.

The Fisherman Sandal

Summer Fisherman Sandals

(Image credit: Asra black fisherman leather sandal)

Adorable when worn with a heel during the colder months, a fisherman sandal will be your standby come summer. The best part—other than their inherently comfy makeup? You don't have to worry about a fresh pedicure.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.