Your Ultimate Shopping Guide to the Best Summer Sandals
Summer footwear has its tried-and-true favorites — gladiator sandals, two-strap slides, wedge espadrilles. And while they're favorites for good reason, this year's summer sandals have taken on a new form and the trends are more plentiful than ever.
There’s a sandal style for all of your warm-weather wardrobe quandaries. PVC, raffia, and glitter sandals — yes, glitter — will add texture to your habitually airy summer wardrobe. Modern, geometric shapes with toe loops, unusual heels, and square soles will be sure to add some drama. Then there’s the fusion of girlish details like floral embroidery mixed with the feminine forever-favorites like lace-up flats that can work for, well, everything else.
So get those pedicures scheduled; your feet are bound to get a lot of attention. Below, the 10 best sandals of summer 2018.
The sole is the statement with these By Far sandals.
To buy: byfarshoes.com, $378
We’ve evidently outdone stilettos and block heels. It’s time for geometric circular shapes in pops of color, as demonstrated by this Jacquemus pair.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $660
Wear sunshine on your feet in the form of sunflowers with these Ancient Greek Sandals x Fabrizio Viti sandals.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $335
Nothing screams summer quite like wearing palm leaf fiber on your feet. Might we suggest these slides by Carrie Forbes?
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $300
Elevated Athletic Slides
Athletic slides returned last season, and they’re not going anywhere — but they are getting a little more dressed-up. We’ll be living in this Pedro Garcia pair.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $450
PVC is one of the biggest accessories trends of the spring/summer season, so for all of you “Clueless” fans, now’s the time to invest in this ‘90s staple. We love these Maryam Nassir Zadeh wedges.
To buy: farfetch.com, $356
Regular Birks may not be for everyone, but add some glitter with this Birkenstock x Opening Ceremony pair, and you’ve got a millennial dream sandal.
To buy: openingceremony.com, $145
If you don’t already own a pair of Castañer’s wedge espadrilles, now’s the time. It’s the perfect shoe for any summer outfit.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $120
This ATP Atelier sandal will secure your step with a chic, toe-ring style.
To buy: atpatelier.com, $217
A favorite for years, the femininity and versatility of a lace-up sandal like this pair by Tkees will dress up any summer look.
To buy: tkees.com, $95