Summer Sandals + Wedges For Showing Off Your Tootsies

Summer is the time for lighter, breezier and easier fashion. And for feet, that means only the most stylish, comfy sandals. Whether your feet a sight to behold or they prefer hiding behind well-placed straps, sandal styles run the gammat.

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From Y2K platform throwbacks, to ’80s jellies, to minimalist silhouettes, to wedge-y corks, this year’s trendiest crop of styles are available for every budget and decade preference.

These are my most favorite summer sandals to shop:

Best Flat Sandals

1. Melissa x Larroudé Cali Slide Sandal

Melissa x Larroudé Cali Slide Sandal
Image: Anthropologie

A sophisticated take on the jellies we loved as a kid, these fun summer sandals are perfect poolside, at the beach or running errands. With two different colors, these will be your go-to slides for elevating any warm-weather look.

Price: $115 at Anthropologie

2. Ella II Ankle Strap Sandal

Image: Sorel

Make moves in these super-comfortable, fashionable sandals that come in four different color combos. The part playful, part practical style combines comfort for all-day wear featuring scrunched crisscross straps across the top and a single strap at the ankle. A back heel zipper closure locks the sandal to your foot.

Price: $110 at Sorel

3. Bella Caia Crochet Sandal

Bella Caia Crochet Sandal
Image: Zappos

This super cute leather slide by Free People features woven accents along the straps and a crisscross pattern along the toes. The insole has light cushioning for added comfort.

Price: $108 at Zappos

4. Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal

Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal
Image: Urban Outfitters

The iconic Birkenstock brand, but in a lightweight, waterproof version that comes in a rainbow of colors — 10 to be exact. It has everything you love about the OG Birkenstock, the anatomically-shaped footbed, arch support and toe grip — but in a version made for lazy days lounging by water somewhere.

Price: $50 at Urban Outfitters

5. H & M Leather Slides

handm leather slides
Image: H & M

The sweetest espadrille mules to wear with your favorite sundress. Slides in leather with a wide, braided foot strap. Leather lining, molded leather insoles, and fluted soles. Sole thickness approx. 1 3/4 in.

Price: $69.99 at H&M

6. Melissa Shoes Obsessed Jelly Sandal

jelly sandals
Image: Urban Outfitters

If these don’t remind you of the summers you spent playing outside until the streetlights came on, I don’t know what will. This updated jelly-inspired style is probably more comfy that the originals because of the padded footbed and super-soft MelFlex plastic in a fisherman-style silhouette and ankle buckle strap.

Price: $69 at Urban Outfitters

7. Hope For Flowers by Tracy Reese x Naturalizer Flora Sandals

Hope For Flowers by Tracy Reese
Image: Anthropologie

Just about the cutest summery flats I’ve ever seen, the ruched top makes the outer edges flair out in girly-girl ruffles. And even better than that, the top part is made from recycled polyester, so you can feel confident in protecting the earth while staying stylishly adorable.

Price: $118 at Anthropologie

8. La Risa Flat Sandals

La Risa Flat Sandals
Image: Free People

A twist on the classic strappy sandal, the La Risa sandals features a crisscross design with a buckle on top with a rounded square toe. It has a teeny tiny heel to give you a slight added lift. You have six color options to choose from.

Price: $98 at Free People

9. Steve Madden Donddi Flat Sandal

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Image: Amazon

This 100% leather minimalist sandal by Steve Madden features a classic silhouette rounded toe, wide strap across the toes and an adjustable ankle strap with a 0.25-inch mini heel.

Price: $54.95 on Amazon

10. Kastela Ankle Wrap Sandal

vince camuto
Image: Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto is my most favorite shoe designer for sky-high heels, but these suede flats are perfect for staying stylish during the sunny days of summer. With a braided jute midsole, suede braided strap and ankle wrap tie, this artisanal-inspired sandal is the perfect for a boho edit.

Price: $119 at Vince Camuto

Best Wedges and Platform Sandals

11. Lauryn Wedge Sandals

lauryn wedges
Image: Dolce Vita

Nothing screams summer like this pair of Lauryn Wedges. Whether it’s the raffia covered heel or the pastel hue, whatever it is, I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair. The chunky platform features wide straps, a woven buckle and more character than you can throw a stick at.

Price: $120 at Dolce Vita

12. Sam Edelman Tula Wedge Platform Sandals

sam edelman sandals
Image: Zappos

Perhaps the cutest wedges in the world, Tula combines the summer raffia look with an ankle straps that tie in a cute bow in the back. The super high block heel measure 5 inches and the platform measures 2 inches for lots of added height.

Price: $149.95 at Zappos

13. Rockport Briah Gladiator Wedge Sandal

Rockport Briah Gladiator Wedge Sandal
Image: Amazon

The simple wedges have a back zipper for easy on and off with a 100% leather upper. The platform toe measures 0.75 inches and a 2.75-inch heel, so they aren’t high enough to break your ankle but just high enough to elongate your legs.

Price: $65.97 and up on Amazon

14. Dr. Martens Blaire Platform Sandal

Dr. Martens Blaire Platform Sandal
Image: Journeys

This beloved brand makes timeless shoes that cycle through every generation, so you won’t be surprised when one day your grandkids are wearing the same shoes you wore as a teen — or, raiding your Doc stash. These high-rise sandals feature leather straps with adjustable buckle fasteners and a SoftWair memory foam footbed. Note: This style runs big.

Price: $109.99 at Journeys

15. Ellara Block Heel Slide Sandal 

aldo block heel
Image: Aldo

Hey, the 2000s called — and they want their block platforms back. These retro-inspired wedge sandals have a chunky block heel reminiscent of Baby Spice. It has just the right amount of height (4-inch heel, 1.5-inch platform) to level up your early 2000s look.

Price: $110 at Aldo Shoes

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