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Sandal season is almost upon us, folks! Time to break out our summer dresses, spruce up our pedicures and refresh our collection of toe-baring footwear. And with such a gorgeous range of colorful slides, embellished straps, waterproof styles and even walkable heels, you’ll likely be tempted to add more than a few to your shopping cart. Here, we pulled together a list of the 22 cutest, comfiest and all-around best sandals available, so you can get a jump start on summer outfit planning.

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ASOS

1. ASOS DESIGN Forty woven flat sandals in black

It all started with Bottega Veneta’s woven styles back in 2019, but intricate leather designs have since popped up at affordable prices from brands we love, including this pair from ASOS. It might be a super trendy look for summer 2021, but also won’t feel dated in years to come.

Buy it ($23)

Shopbop

2. MANU Atelier Woven Leather Slippers

Our biggest complaint with backless slides? They have a tendency to flop around as we walk. But the front straps of this brown and blue pair go further up and around your arch, to keep your feet firmly in place…all while looking supremely chic.

Buy it ($355)

Zappos

3. Birkenstock Arizona

We truly couldn’t be happier about the recent surge in popularity of comfortable footwear, specifically a resurgence of the Birkenstock sandal. There are so many iterations to choose from—lightweight EVA, colorblock, oversize buckles, flip-flops—all offer excellent foot support and only get more comfortable with wear.

Buy it ($135)

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Nordstrom

4. Nine West Mandie Strappy Sandals

The square toe and blue-gray faux leather give these simple sandals a major dose of elegance—so much so, that we’d even wear them for an outdoor wedding.

Buy it ($79)

Zappos

5. Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes The Original Sandal

“Salt Water Sandals are the best summer shoes on the planet,” exclaims Jillian Q., of NYC. “They are so comfortable, waterproof and can be dressed up or down. And really inexpensive!” Indeed, these adorable, classic sandals come in a wide range of solid hues (including metallics) and those wide leather straps are comfortable enough for a full day of city exploration.

Buy it ($48)

Mavette

6. Mavette Greca Sandals

Mavette’s patent-pending “all day comfort” technology gives your feet plenty of support and cushioning, but when you add in a gorgeous hand-knotted crisscross of straps, you end up with even more support on the top of your foot. Basically, this strappy style is guaranteed to keep you comfortable for an entire day of walking or standing (and then some).

Buy it ($350)

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Vince Camuto

7. Vince Camuto Sanoral Chain-Detail Slides

Chain detailing is shaping up to be one of spring’s biggest shoe trends, and we expect it will continue well into summer (and maybe even through fall). Vince Camuto’s minimalist take on the bold trend is super easy to wear, without feeling too fashion-forward.

Buy it ($79)

Shopbop

8. Villa Rouge Cedar Sport Sandals

Another hot look? Sporty dad sandals. Think of these as chunky Tevas, with exaggerated platform soles and wide straps that close with Velcro. To offset their inherently dorky vibe, pair them with raw-hem jeans and an off-the-shoulder or puff sleeve top. Or, try a flirty floral midi dress.

Buy it ($125; $38)

Nordstrom

9. Sam Edelman Garson Slide Sandals

Puffed up straps are everywhere this year, but we specifically love this Sam Edelman pair because the straps cover more of the foot, offering quite a bit of support and making it less likely for the shoe to slap against your heel.

Buy it ($80)

Anthropologie

10. Dr. Scholl’s Original Slide Sandals

Yes, the old-school wooden sandal is back, so if you didn’t hold onto your OG pair from back in the day (or even if you did), now’s the time to pick up a new color of Dr. Scholl’s, or maybe even a printed pair.

Buy it ($90)

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Zappos

11. Havaianas Slim Flip Flops

Flip-flops may not be the trendiest sandal style right now, but they’re classics nonetheless. And Havaianas is our go-to when we need to re-up our supply. The Brazilian brand offers their thong sandals in countless colors, patterns and styles to choose from. (Although our favorite will always be the simple monochrome OG slim.)

Buy it ($26)

Rothy’s

12. Rothy’s The Flip Flop

“I'm obsessed with Rothy's new Flip Flop,” says Rachel B., of Boston, MA. “They’re machine washable and haven’t chafed my feet once, even the first few times I wore them.” Just like Rothy’s other styles, The Flip Flop is intended to be thrown on right out of the box with no break-in period. Plus, there are seven chic colors, so you can mix and match with all your other summer wardrobe staples.

Buy it ($65)

Tory Burch

13. Tory Burch Miller Sandals

For those looking for a flip flop with a bit more oomph, consider the logo-emblazoned Miller sandals from Tory Burch. The circular logo at the top isn’t just cute; it holds your foot in place a bit better than traditional flip flops, and they come in a wide range of classic hues and fresh off the runway patterns.

Buy it ($198)

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Saks Fifth Avenue

14. Loeffler Randall Daphne Flat Metallic Leather Sandals

Not every formal occasion requires a pair of heels—especially outdoor summer weddings. Because slowly sinking into the grass with every step is not our idea of a fun evening. But these gold, tie-front slides are definitely fancy enough to work with any dress code or occasion.

Buy it ($250)

DSW

15. Nina Solita Sandals

Who doesn’t love a sandal with a little glitz and glam? You could even pair these with some cut-off jeans and a crisp white button down, if you wanted to jazz up your weekend daywear.

Buy it ($50)

Bloomingdale's

16. Badgley Mischka Josette Embellished Slip On Sandals

If metallics aren’t really your thing, consider a black satin slide with a splash of bling. They’re just as versatile as your go-to black strappy heels, but infinitely more comfortable for dancing.

Buy it ($169)

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Revolve

17. Schutz Sanny Heels

But sometimes a gal just really wants the added height of a heel, no matter how small. The multitude of straps on these green kitten heels, plus that trendy chain, support your foot from the top, while the curved shape of the heel puts less pressure on the ball of your foot than a traditional stiletto so you can comfortably wear these cuties for hours at a time. (P.S. they also come in black and beige, if green isn’t your thing.)

Buy it ($118)

Zappos

18. 42 Gold Liya Sandals

These easy slip-ons come in so many different hues—gold and zebra and pink, oh my!—and are super comfortable thanks to the combo of extra-wide straps and a block heel.

Buy it ($120)

The Outnet

19. By Far Kaia Patent-Leather Sandals

We wouldn’t have suspected these minimalist sandals could actually be comfortable, but thanks to the addition of a vertical strap up the back of the heel and a double wrap around the ankle, they actually feel pretty great.

Buy it ($408; $204)

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Zappos

20. Teva Original Universal

Whether you’re exploring the beach, the wilderness or your own backyard, having a pair of waterproof sandals with extra traction (to prevent slipping and scraped knees) is necessary. And you’d be hard pressed to find a better pair than Tevas. They’re also definitely trendy enough to wear around town before or after your adventures, and come in a wide range of colors and styles, like platform soles and strappy slides.

Buy it ($50)

Zappos

21. The North Face Skeena Sandals

These outdoor adventure-ready sandals are waterproof and offer excellent traction, but also fit in nicely with the chunky sandal trend currently storming our Instagram feeds.

Buy it ($55)

REI

22. Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandals

If you want a little extra foot support, this sustainably-made Chaco is definitely worth the splurge, and has a 4.4/5-star rating with more than 40 reviews at REI. Bonus: The black version of the sandal also comes in wide widths.

Buy it ($95)

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