30 Days of Wow

Sandals

Find your most comfortable pair, right this way.

You need…

Sturdy Heels

Wet grass is no place for a kitten heel. Opt for block or stacked heels to keep your feet firmly on the ground.

1

Tall, but Trusty

Look for more of a stovepipe, less of a stiletto.

Coach ($149)

2

The Everyday Block

Every gal needs nude heels in her repertoire.

Dolce Vita ($159)

3

The New Block

A little texture, a little heel.

Rachel Zoe ($295)

4

Keep It Low

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything as versatile.

Sam Edelman ($100)

5

Snake-Embossed

An easy way to play with pattern.

Rebecca Minkoff ($275)

6

Chunky Heel

Up your sandal game with fresh strawberry red.

J.Crew ($140)

You need…

Playful Flair

Comfort doesn’t have to mean wearing Grandma’s orthotics. Today’s well-fitting sandals come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and fringy styles.

1

Primary Colors

The latest from the queen of whimsical heels.

Sophia Webster ($650)

2

Roses Are Blue

A tonal pattern makes these easy to wear.

Topshop ($100)

3

Crystal Clear

For your inner magpie.

J.Crew ($200)

4

Into the Fringe

There’s nothing we wouldn’t pair with these tasseled numbers.

Tory Burch ($275)

5

Citrus Punch

Oh, hello, sunshine.

Charlotte Olympia ($525)

6

Geometric

Memory-foam insoles make these T-strap sandals a shoe-in.

Carolinna Espinosa ($195)

You need…

Padded Soles

Have a hard time leaving the house without your pillowy insoles? We promise you’ll be able to walk miles in these cushioned styles.

1

Gladiator

Fully padded soles mean you’ll sport these 24-7.

Ivy Kirzhner ($375)

2

The Flatform

Don’t roll your eyes. They look amazing with a maxi dress.

Born ($110)

3

Waterproof Wedges

A far, far cry from your toddler’s playground shoes.

Crocs ($55)

4

All Around Town

We wore last summer’s version with nary a Band-Aid in sight.

Matt Bernson ($176)

5

Worth the Splurge

These cushy, textured leather sandals do not disappoint.

Rag & Bone ($450)

6

Garden-Party Variety

Sometimes espadrilles can be awful. These are wonderful.

MICHAEL Michael Kors ($150)

You need…

Room to Breathe

Pinkie toes hanging off the side? Bid adieu to those narrow flats and slide into a wider base.

1

Under $50

Wish those block heels were a wee bit wider?

ASOS ($47)

2

Fun-Loving

We’re still not over leopard print.

Seychelles ($70)

3

Return Slip

Call it a comeback.

Birkenstock ($90)

4

Walkable Wedge

Leave it to the doctor to design a roomy pair of huaraches.

Dr. Scholl’s ($80)

5

Weekend Attire

A wider opening prevents your toes from feeling constrained.

Cole Haan ($158)

6

Retro Comfort

The ’70s are back (and so much better than before).

Steve Madden ($90)

You need…

Quality Leather

You don’t have to walk through life with stiff material digging into your heels. Make room for supple genuine leather.

1

The Investment

Make ‘em even softer by adding a touch of olive oil to the leather.

Swedish Hasbeens ($264)

2

Bold and Bright

Three cheers for stretchy, extra-wide straps.

Jeffrey Campbell ($160)

3

Comfy T-Strap

Repeat after us: "Ahhhhh."

Frye ($168)

4

Eco-Conscious

Vegetable-tanned leather meets chic sling-backs.

Coclico ($375)

5

Goes with Everything

The V-shape opening means no uncomfortable digging.

Clarks ($110)

6

Baby-Soft Straps

Bonus: The leather footbed provides a bit of arch support.

Madewell ($90)


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