9 Cute Sandals That Won't Kill Your Feet
As cute as they are, sandals are often highly unsupportive and pain-inducing. Unfortunately, the pairs that are supportive are often—we hate to say it—ugly. If you’re a lady who, like us, requires something more than a thin piece of leather beneath your feet, read on for nine pairs that are as comfortable as they are stylish.
Birkenstock has been making some of the most comfortable sandals on the planet since the 1930s, with its signature contoured footbed for unbeatable support. Add to that gorgeous copper leather and a cool contrasting white sole and we're totally sold.
Minimalist Ankle Straps
From the makers of the world’s most comfortable boots comes a sandal we dare say is just as walkable as those shearling joints. Expect a top layer of spongy memory foam, a layer of cushioning Poron foam and a ground layer of molded EVA, a highly resistant material that means you’ll be able to wear these babies basically forever.
OK, stay with us. Slides aren’t for everyone, but if you’re into this sporty style, we highly recommend checking out this embellished pair. The beauty of slides is that the insole only gets more form-fitting with time, making this flashy pair ideal for gals who value being on-trend and being comfortable equally.
Avec Les Filles ($68)
In addition to a substantial footbed for maximum stability, this fun leopard and tan pair features adjustable straps—making them ideal for ladies with wider feet.
The difference is in the (cork) sole. Cork is naturally elastic, making for less impact on your ankles, shins and knees. Plus, aren’t these subtly edgy and great?
Rachel Zoe ($228)
Pastel Floral Straps
Clarks is known for its supremely comfortable shoes, and this pretty floral pair is no exception. On top of the contoured sole, the double-strap action ensures you won’t be slipping and sliding all over the place.
With a memory-foam footbed and supersoft lining, this strap-happy pair (which will give you weird tan lines) kinda makes you feel like you're walking on air.
Gentle Souls ($120)
In case you haven't heard, mules are trending. But before you cast these aside as another uncomfortable heel, consider that Born has been making squishy soles for decades.
Printed Block Heels
Also trending: block heels. These sandals—which feature Cole Haan’s Grand.OS technology—provide stability, cushioning and durability while somehow managing to be super lightweight. Plus, the 2.5-inch chunky heel is way easier on your joints than any stiletto.
Cole Haan ($170)