“Ugly” sandals had a moment a few years ago when they were all the rage at fashion weeks around the globe, and we admittedly fell in love with their ample arch support and foot-cradling sole. But Birkenstocks aren’t for everyone and we can’t just go back to flimsy flip-flops, expecting our feet to be OK with it. So, we did some research and found these 13 sandals with arch support that are just as stylish as they are cushiony.

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1. VINCE Carver Sport Sandal

The extra-comfy insole is supported by a rugged outsole that can take on hours of neighborhood strolls, while the embroidered leather upper adjusts to your foot for a custom fit.

Buy It ($225)


2. UGG Emily Platform Slide Sandal

If you live in UGG boots all winter, try these cushioned slide sandals for summer. The backless design makes them ideal for running quick errands without compromising comfort or style.

Buy It ($100)


3. Sam Edelman Annalise Platform Sandal

Sporty, feminine and trendy, all at the same time. These heel-strap sandals feature a cushy platform for all-day comfort.

Buy It ($140; $84)


4. Sorel Kinetic Sandal

Anatomically contoured to match the natural arch of the foot, these platform sandals also come with PU-like EVA footbed cushioning, which will add a welcome spring to your step and all-day support

Buy It ($130)


5. Dr. Martens Myles Slide Sandal

Consider these sandals the summertime version of the OG Dr. Martens boots, with the same lug-soled, ‘90s grunge glory.

Buy It ($120)


6. Vionic Louise Platform Sandal

Prefer your feet to be more strapped in? These sandals are as secure as they come with double top straps, an adjustable ankle closure and a pillowy and arch-friendly sole.

Buy It ($50)


7. Merrell Napa Valley Slingback Sandal

Merrell makes some of the most rugged hiking boots on the market, so we were honestly shocked that these sandals are so stylish. They feature a contoured footbed with all the comfort you’d expect from a performance shoe.

Buy It ($80)


8. Stuart Weitzman Calypso Lift Sandal

These black, platform ones prove sandals can be both comfy and trendy—we love the braided straps and lightweight, cushioned soles.

Buy It ($295)


9. Keen Lana Cross Strap Sandal

These might be one of the least bulky sandals on the list, but don’t worry, this Keen pair certainly doesn’t lack in arch support. The thick leather straps won’t give you blisters but will keep your feet in place.

Buy It ($110)

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10. Dear Frances Tye Slide

Handmade in Italy, these luxe, knotted slides feature 100 percent real, buttery leather that molds to your feet with every wear. Yeah, they’re totally worth the splurge.

Buy It ($395)


11. Jeffrey Campbell Genghis Flatform Sandal

Looking for more of a statement sandal? Check out the bold olive straps and eye-catching grommets on these flatforms. (Their best feature, however, is the adjustable buckles, making them easy to fit on your feet.)

Buy It ($135)


12. Eileen Fisher Sally Wedge Sandal

With their high back and crisscross straps, these stylish sandals offer maximum support—without looking like your typical arch-support sandals. Bonus: The heel is low and the sole is lifted for optimal comfort.

Buy It ($150)


13. Dr. Scholl's Pisces Slide Sandal

Athletic slides aren't typically supportive, but these ones have a sculpted footbed to cradle your arches with EVA cushioning. Plus, they're super cute for summer.

Buy It ($50)

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