5 Summer Sandal Trends That Will Soon Be Everywhere

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Summer hasn’t even started and we’re already bored of our basic flip flops and worn-out slides. Anyone else with us? If so, here are five huge for summer 2020 sandal trends that will take you around the block, to the beach and everywhere in between.

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1. Backless Sandals With Arch Support

birkenstock arizona big buckle

Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Slide Sandal

It’s hard to remember a recent summer where Birkenstock’s weren’t trending. However, this style is updated for 2020 with XL buckles—just look at them shine.

vionic rio sandal

Vionic Rio Woven

Podiatrists love Vionic for their sole-hugging styles. Turns out, they’ve got some really cute designs!

freedom moses pool slides
Saks Fifth Avenue

Freedom Moses Leopard-print Plastic Pool Slides

The only bad thing about these slides? There are simply too many patterns to choose from (tie dye, leopard print and beyond!).

soludos knotted sandals

Soludos Clara Knotted Sandals

If they’re good for your feet and look good with half your summer clothes (denim shorts included), you’re guaranteed to get lots of wear out of them.

2. Colorful Pool Slides

seychelles tube slide sandals

Seychelles Tube Slide Sandals

Yeah, you might not want to get these leather sandals wet after a dip in the pool. (But you should wear them with a floaty, romantic dress.)

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schutz beach please pool slides
Bergdorf Goodman

Schutz Beach Please Pool Slide Sandals

Looking for a pair of statement-making slides? It doesn’t get much better than these.

melissa beach rain slides

Melissa Beach 3db Rain Slides

So you can represent Pride while hitting the beach or pool.

new balance 202 sandal

New Balance 202

We’re all about this lime green shade (but if you’re not, this affordable option comes in coral pink and black, too).

3. Super Strappy

madewell lori sandal leopard print

Madewell Lori Sandal In Leopard Print

We know, leopard print is a neutral, but when combined with this many straps, it becomes trendy again.

bell becks capriana sandal
Bells & Becks

Bells & Becks The Capriana Pink/rose Gold

A strappy flat like you’ve never seen before. Seriously, we’ve never seen one with amazing diagonal stripes like these, from Bells & Becks.

anthropologie daydream strappy sandals

Anthropologie Daydream Strappy Sandals

They might be strappy, but these shoes are easy to put on and take off. Perfect for those days you end up at the beach and just need to put your toes in the sand.

sanctuary break strappy sandals

Sanctuary Break Strappy Sandals

Here’s proof that extra-strappy sandals can be both stylish and comfortable.

4. Lace-Up Heels

truffle collection espadrille sandals

Truffle Collection Platform Espadrille Tie Leg Sandals

A sturdy platform & ankle-supporting ties make these sandals super walkable.

isabel marant anira strappy sandal

Isabel Marant Anira Mid Heel Strappy Sandal

Suede ropes and a subtle snakeskin print make for an unexpected (but really chic) combo.

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Brother Vellies Bike Shoes

They’re called “Bike Shoes” but you probably want to save these bad boys for a special occasion. BTW, Brother Vellies is a Black-owned shoe brand that handcrafts their designs in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco.

raye ambrosia sandal

Raye Ambrosia Sandal

Square heel, adjustable ties, gorgeous caramel color, can’t lose.

5. Anything Woven

tory burch patos disk sandal
Tory Burch

Tory Burch Patos Disk Sandal

Yes, you can rock woven with hardware. Let Tory Burch show you how.

kaanas key west woven slide

Kaanas Key West Woven Slide

These slides are the epitome of timeless; in fact, they look like they could be a carefully maintained hand-me-down from your grandmother (in the best way possible).

wandler isa woven mules

Wandler Isa Woven Leather Mules

This mule shape is Wandler’s signature style. And now, it’s been given the summer treatment.

souliers martinez procida sandals

Souliers Martinez Procida Sandals

Introducing: The only shoes you’ll want to wear from now until Labor Day (and maybe a few weeks beyond that, too).

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