The Highest-Rated Summer Sandals on the Internet, Right Now
Online shopping for shoes is always a gamble. Sure, sometimes they fit perfectly and go with everything in your closet. But nine times out of ten, the color doesn’t match the picture and they feel two sizes too small. Don’t make that mistake again. We scoured the Internet for the ten highest-rated summer shoes available—as in, the ones with the most reviews—and hey, the critics don’t lie.
Stuart Weitzman Nudistflat
Despite the popularity of the three-inch heel version, the Nudistflat rates higher at a 4.7 out of 5 on Nordstrom and is culled by commenters as being "the perfect summer shoe.” The price point may be more than you normally pay for a basic flat sandal, but based on the fact that every single reviewer comments on their comfort and versatility (“with jeans, skirts, dresses, ankle pants”), we’d say they’re worth the investment.
Stuart Weitzman ($355)
KRISTIN CAVALLARI LUVVOCK SLIDE SANDAL
Despite the influx of season-ready slides and mules, this pair stands out across Chinese Laundry, Nordstrom and DSW because of their “silky smooth suede fabric” and endless color options. One reviewer said she even bought them in three different colors.
Kristin Cavallari ($87)
Madewell Boardwalk Wrap Sandal
Simple yet sophisticated, these leather sandals are highlighted as a best-seller on Madewell—but they snag a spot on this list thanks to their positive reviews across other unaffiliated sites. One reviewer on Shopbop wrote these shoes “are absolutely amazing, run true to size and are quite comfortable.” Another on Nordstrom says, “I am so impressed with how comfortable these sandals are, and the quality is excellent.” Don’t have to tell us (more than) twice.
Tory Burch Leather Logo Sandals
With over 400 positive reviews on the Tory Burch website (across every color), it’s clear why this sandal is a mainstay. “Feels like butter,” “goes with everything I own” and “bought them in three colors” are just a few of the frequently written comments online. Psst: Most commenters suggest going a half size up.
Tory Burch ($195)
Loeffler Randall Luz Tassel Sandals
Think comfortable heels is an oxymoron? Think again. One reviewer on Shopbop commented that they were "sexy shoes you can actually walk in." The brand has even re-released this style in several new colors after selling out this spring. Bonus points for a hue that also makes “legs look longer.”
Loeffler Randall ($276)
Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal
Chances are you've seen this shoe before, considering how long they've been around. Each year, the brand re-releases it and the reviews continue to build up (currently at 613). Their simple design and versatility seem to top the list of reasons why shoppers love them, although they also happen to be quite comfortable (we can personally attest).
Sam Edelman ($60)
Soludos Embroidered Sandals
If one look at a flip-flop strap gives you blister anxiety, rest easy and scoop up this fun pair. The three-strap sandal is a best-selling style at Soludos, and the brand has reimagined it this year with a trendy southwestern spin. One reviewer said, “you feel like you’re barefoot” when wearing them and another claims “they’re even prettier in person.”
Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip-Flop
We know they are a staple of the preppy Nantucket regular, but hey, 393 reviews don't lie. A number of reviewers even admit they buy a new pair each year. Plus, with ten different color options in metallic and matte neutrals, there's really no way to go wrong.
Jack Rogers ($118)
Franco Sarto Gia Sandal
These sandals make the cut thanks to their cushioned and flexible sole. Many reviewers, out of the 355 total, rave about their comfort—even going as far as recommending them as great summer sightseeing shoes. Oh, and almost everyone compliments the brand on the super-soft leather straps.
Franco Sarto ($69)
BP Luminate Open-Toe Dress Sandal
Clocking in at 500 (and counting) glowing reviews on Nordstrom, these three-inch strappy sandals from the in-house brand are formal enough for weddings and special occasions but comfortable enough to wear to the office. Plus, at under $60, the fans keep coming back for the new colors and patterns.