20 Comfortable Sandals You’ll Live in This Summer, Starting at Just $20

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When you’re shopping your summer prints and choosing which trends work for you, don’t forget to include a pair of sandals that work with your new comfort-first mindset. These 20 pairs have a chunky heel at their most vertiginous, and include plenty of padded footbeds, as well as a sprinkling of wide straps and walkable platforms. Step lively and shop now—you’ll want these ready to go for your first warm-weather appearances.

13 Sandals with Arch Support (That Aren’t Birkenstocks)

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1. Cole Haan Wren Leather Gladiator Sandals

Euro chic, and the straps give you enough foot support to wear for hours.

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2. beek Stork Black

The flatform gives you easy walkability and a little height, while the tube leather upper is so cushy. And the memory foam padded footbed, mmm…

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3. camper Women’s Minikaah X-strap Sandal

Your summer feet would like to wear their version of lipstick, aka this pair of criss-cross sandals. We see it with basic khaki shorts or dad pants and a cute top.

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4. steve Madden Jaklyn Espadrille Platform Sandal

Introducing the denim espadrille sandal that’s going to pair well with your crisp summer white jeans and chambray tops, as well as every sundress you’ll wear.

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5. saint G Ginger Studded Sandal

The padded black leather and studs are Parisian chic, and look fabulous with festive wear for a comfortable alternative to high heels.

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6. michael Michael Kors Gilmore Embellished Foot Slides

Pool slides, but with a Cinderella makeover with glitter and rhinestones that look cute with jeans and cropped pants.

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7. circus By Sam Edelman Stella Block Heel Sandal

Stamped faux snakeskin with a chunky heel looks cool, and thanks to a back zipper closure, you don’t have to worry about fiddling with straps when you’re putting them on.

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8. vince Camuto Semtera Block Heel Slide Sandal

This braided, block heel is an excellent—and way more comfortable—dupe for Bottega Veneta’s $1,275 version. You’re welcome.

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9. staud Tessa Sandal

Less is more with this minimalist embossed croc leather flip-flop on a gentle flatform slope.

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10. Intentionally Blank Kiki Magenta

The ‘90s called and they want their sandals back. Wear them with an LBD or a wild sundress for maximum off-duty model vibes.

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11. 27 Edit Naturalizer Melyssa Slingback Heel

So many summer 2021 fashion touch points in one shoe: Buckles! Cork footbed! Tawny tanned leather! Basically your footwear uniform for all those outdoor shows you’ll be seeing.

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12. matisse Point Break Vegan Slip-on Platform Wedge

The platform of this reptile print cork wedge means the heel doesn’t feel as high as it looks, so you’ll be comfortable wearing this versatile shoe for hours.

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13. tory Burch Double T Sport Slide Sandal

A graphic logo looks elegant on these simple slides with a leather-covered footbed.

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14. bp June Jelly Slide Sandal

The transparent, shimmery blue strap turns this shower sandal into an accessory worthy of summer dresses and tops.

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15. Madewell The Louise Sandal In Leather

These classic sandals are Madewell bestsellers thanks to the MWL Cloudlift Lite padding that softens every step.

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16. vince Shoes Zoya

Your sun-kissed, shimmering legs, a rocking pedicure and these shoes to set it all off will make everything from your sundresses to your shorts look more intentional and fashionable.

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17. Birkenstock Madrid Torty Slide Sandal

A shiny buckle and mud-colored single strap add up to the easy-to-slip-on shoe that is your comfy accompaniment to every casual affair.

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18. born Iwa Sandal

The wide, soft leather straps are hand-sewn to ensure comfort—comfort that will only grow as these get more broken in with each wearing.

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19. vionic Brandie Platform Slide Sandal

A color-blocked stacked platform and silver leather straps hide a secret—these are engineered to support your feet thanks to an orthotically contoured footbed.

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20. stuart Weitzman Roza Lift Slide Sandals

These are like house slippers on steroids: Pink fake fur and a sturdy lug sole are opposites that don’t seem they should go together, but do.

Buy It ($275)

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