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Summer is officially on, which means we’ve got a whole lot of park dates being planned and vacations on the horizon. Consequently, our need to find the most comfortable sandals for all our fun plans has also escalated. Because no one wants to have to cut the day short due to barking feet or blisters. Here you’ll find 20 styles that will support your arches from dawn ‘til dusk, all while looking good too. (Just be sure to take them for a test run around the block before whipping them out for an all-day excursion.)

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1. Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Sandals

Birkenstocks will always top our list of most comfortable footwear, and the classic Arizona style might just be our favorite overall. We love this new take on the OG sandal, which features a chic oversize buckle in place of the typical smaller style. And the oiled leather required basically no break-in period, so you can slip these on and head out the door the very afternoon they arrive.

Buy it ($160)


2. Vionic Kalina Slide Sandals

All of Vionic’s shoes are made with podiatrist-approved technology to ensure your feet stay happy and healthy without sacrificing style. Case in point, this trendy, braided strap style that will go perfectly with all the gorgeous summer frocks in your wardrobe.

Buy it ($120)

Dr. Scholl’s

3. Dr. Scholl’s Originalist Sandals

We love the classic Dr. Scholl’s wooden slides, but they can feel heavy after a few hours of wear. This single-strap style has a very similar look, but it’s made from lightweight materials with more support in the sole so your toes will feel better, longer while looking just as fabulous.

Buy it ($70; $60)


4. Teva Hurricane XLT2

This Teva design has topped our must-have summer shoe list for multiple years in a row, and 2022 is no exception. It also comes in a few different patterns and bold color combos, but we’re partial to the elegant simplicity of this neutral beige hue for a more sophisticated vibe.

Buy it ($75)

Tory Burch

5. Tory Burch Miller Cloud Sandals

PureWow readers and editors are obsessed with these designer sandals because they combine comfort and style into one super-cute, lightweight shoe. The cork sole offers ample arch support and conforms to the shape of your foot over time. Plus, they come in tons of different colors and patterns to choose from.

Buy it ($228)


6. Vionic Wanda Sandals

Minimalist flip-flops, generally speaking, aren’t good for your feet. Sandals with thicker straps and more substantial insoles, like this Vionic pair, are a much better way to go. Plus, these come with an adjustable strap so you can ensure you get an ideal fit for even better support.

Buy it ($100)


7. Beek Mango Sandals

No, these Beek sandals don’t come cheap, but they do come with a cushy molded memory foam footbed that conforms to the contours of your feet after just a few wears. And the upper is made from incredibly soft leather that will going get better over time. A note on sizing: Beek only offers whole sizes, so if you’re in between we suggest going for the larger.

Buy it ($260)

Sam Edelman

8. Sam Edelman Bay Sandals

These slide sandals aren’t super supportive, but for those looking for an easy everyday sandal these are some of our absolute favorites. The leather footbed offers just enough cushion to keep your feet happy on long summer afternoons, and wears incredibly well over time. Multiple reviewers mention owning more than one pair (or even more than that) in various colors—in our opinion, if a shoe is good enough to buy in multiples, it’s probably worth checking out.

Buy it ($100)


9. Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals

These fun sandals come with a premium molded EVA footbed, but it’s the incredibly comfortable fabric straps that we really love most. As an added bonus, they require virtually zero break-in time, so you can pull them right out of the box and go.

Buy it ($40)


10. Vagabond Evy Sandals

These platform flip-flops remind us a pair by The Row, but for a fraction of the cost. The platform sole is made from beautifully supple leather and offers much more support than your usual minimalist flip-flop. And like all Vagabond shoes, these beauties are made to last. Right now the brand only offers whole sizes, so if you’re between we suggest sizing up.

Buy it ($140)


11. Sorel Ella Slingback Sandals

Sorel is well known for its supportive footwear options, though you may know it best for boots. Its sandals are a great option for those who want something sporty, trendy and practical for all day walking. This particular style isn’t the brand’s most supportive sandal, but it does boast an EVA foam footbed that conforms to the shape of your foot and a lug sole for bonus traction. But if we’re being honest, it’s the fun two-tone upper that really sealed the deal.

Buy it ($80)


12. 27 Edit Zelda Slide Sandals

These simple slides look incredibly chic, but even better is the fact that they’re also incredibly comfy. A cushioned footbed provides shock absorption with every step, and while you may want to wear these around the house for an hour or two to break them in before hitting the town, the leather upper won’t cut into your feet or cause blisters.

Buy it ($115)


13. Birkenstock Mayari Sandals

For those who aren’t sold on Birkenstock’s OG two-strap design, there are plenty more styles to choose from, all with the same signature cushioned footbed. For example, the Mayari slims down the wide straps for a sleeker look that doesn’t skimp on top support.

Buy it ($100)


14. Chaco Chillos Slide Sandals

These strappy sandals are engineered with Chaco’s proprietary contoured LUVSEAT arch-support for healthy alignment with every step. And all those cool straps are fully adjustable so you can tighten or loosen where you need to.

Buy it ($50)


15. OluKai Kīpe‘a ‘Olu

This Hawaii-based brand is one of our absolute favorites for high-quality, waterproof shoes that are also stylish enough to wear out on the town. And the Kīpe‘a ‘Olu sandal is our current top pick for two main reasons, the simple yet elegant stitching on the straps and the extra comfy footbed. The sole on this style is thicker than others for the brand for better support and cushioning, and that bonus stitch detailing makes these sandals appear much more expensive than they really are. Oh, and there is virtually zero break-in time required. Score!

Buy it ($90)


16. Alohas Toe Ring Flop

Alohas is a sustainable fashion brand that makes each shoe to order to avoid excess waste. On top of that, it makes some of the coolest, chicest shoes on the internet, including this two-tone, square-toe sandal. The wide upper helps take the pressure off your big toe for more comfortable wear over long periods, and the sole has been anatomically designed to offer cushion and spring-back where needed.

Buy it ($150; $127)


17. Sarto by Franco Sarto Greene Sandal

These ankle-strap sandals have rave reviews on Nordstrom, with shoppers saying they’re comfortable, chic, lightweight and basically everything a gal could ask for in a shoe. One review calls the leather “buttery soft” and many remarked on how comfy the ankle strap is, with no cutting, digging or blistering right out of the box.

Buy it ($99; $70)


18. Bernardo Lillian Sandals

These easy flip-flops aren’t the most supportive on this list, but they do come with a cushioned leather insole and flexible rubber outsole that feel like heaven. And the cute bow strap is a adorable without being too girly. Plus, these sandals are water resistant so you don’t have to stress about unexpected summer rain storms.

Buy it ($125)

Cole Haan

19. Cole Haan Cloudfeel All-Day Slide Sandal

Another brand known for it’s attention to detail and comfort, Cole Haan has a slew of cute sandals that are also mighty comfortable, but these slides won out because of the sweet box detail and the fact that they were designed with a full day of walking in mind. The molded midsole is made of the brand’s proprietary GRANDFØAM, which is what gives these sandals their “cloudfeel” designation. And the crisscrossed straps offer plenty of support on the top of your foot so the heel won’t slap against you with every step.

Buy it ($130)


20. Clarks Karsea Strap Sandals

For those who prefer suede over leather, we highly recommend these Clarks sandals, which are chic and require little to no break-in period. Of course, they also come in a few smooth leather options, but the gorgeous tan suede looks so luxe, no one will believe these cost less than $100.

Buy it ($90)

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