Summer is here. That means we can finally release our feet from the shackles of heavy boots and socks and allow them to see the sun for the first time in months. Our summer footwear needs to be adorable, but it also needs to be ready to take us from the music festival to the beach and back again. These summer sandals will do the trick without cramping your style.
Who has time to worry about which shoes go with which sundress? If your summer calendar is rapidly filling up, you need a pair that goes with everything. These ankle-wrap sandals fit comfortably on your feet, while the buckle detailing adds some edge to a closet full of floral prints. Plus, they come in all sorts of versatile colors — black, red, brown and navy (Urban Outfitters, $29).
A gladiator sandal is nice. A gladiator wedge is perfect. This pair of gladiators from Crown Vintage give you a teensy boost alongside a lot of ankle support and ’70s-era glamour (DSW, $50).
If you’re super on-the-go, there’s nothing more comfortable than a Birkenstock. When it’s too hot to sweat in sneaks, this pair of metallic J.Crew Birkenstocks will keep your day of running errands chic and blister-free (J.Crew, $130).
Heels don’t have to be a pain. These Kork-Ease sandals have a cushioned insole for extra comfort and adjustable buckle straps, making them just as easy to walk around in as a pair of ballet flats. Imagine how cute they’d be with a Coachella-worthy romper (Zappos, $155).
The bicycle print on these sling-back sandals distracts from how crazy comfortable they look. They have an elasticized back strap that hugs the curve of your ankle and a padded insole (Forever 21, $20).
Jelly sandals need not be left behind with your grade school days. These clear jelly gladiators are downright edgy, and since ’90s trends are back, they’re of the moment as well. Pair them with a sunflower print tank dress and you’ll look modern with a retro twist (ASOS, $19).
Big, chunky jewels decorate these sporty sandals for a bit of glitzy comfort. Who says your going-out shoes need to hurt (Zara, $100)?
The midi heel is in for spring, adding a few painless inches to your frame without the towering height of stilettos. These bright coral midis from Topshop are the perfect summer office shoe. Think of how dreamy they’d be with a crisp white shirtdress (Topshop, $85).
Sometimes you want a barely there sandal. When that delicate shoe is covered with intricate beading, it can add instant class to any outfit. Imagine this shoe paired with boyfriend jeans. Divine (Anthropologie, $100).
Pink Swedish Hasbeens
Swedish Hasbeens are the quirky vintage clog of choice. Bike around Brooklyn (or a similarly hip locale) in these pale pink elevated flats with block heels and a charming razor-cut design (ASOS, $131).