The Top Shoe Trend of Summer 2021 Has Comfort Written All Over It

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There are two types of people in this post-pandemic world: Those who are jumping at the opportunity to put heels back on, and those who have officially retired from that game and are only looking for comfort.

Luckily, the number one shoe trend of the summer speaks to both of those parties in the name of peace, compromise and style.

Drumroll please: It’s the Flatform

Think of the flatform as the chill cousin of the platform, raised several inches off the ground, but without a raised heel wreaking havoc on your arches. Essentially, it's the middle man we didn’t know we needed. And from the streets of New York City to the feet of Beyonce, they’re pretty much everywhere you turn this summer. From super sporty options to more dainty picks perfect for your next brunch date, these are the flatforms we’re adding to our cart asap.

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1. Vince Camuto Marsa Flatform Wedges

Where do we start with these gems? Between the studded details and the neutral tone that goes with pretty much everything, it’s not really hard to make a case for why they deserve a place in your closet.

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2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Hi Sneaker

Converse are truly the gift that keeps on giving. And while there are so many ways to rock them, our new favorite happens to be with a little extra height. This flatform option is all the rave right now, and for good reason. You can pair them with pretty much any outfit for an extra boost.

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3. Sam Edelman Harlene Flatform Sport Sandals

Have a date but no interest in trotting around in heels? These espadrilles evoke the grace of ballet slippers and are sure to be the perfect match, regardless of how that date goes.

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4. Jeffrey Campbell Leontius Flatform Sandal

We’re just happy to be outside, and these brightly hued sandals will definitely get that point across. Pair these with a cool neutral outfit for a welcome pop of color.

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5. Loeffler Randal Maisie Embroidered Canvas Sport Sandals

Finally headed out to brunch with your crew? Pair these beauties with a flowy sundress, crossbody rattan purse and bold shades for a look your friends will rave about.

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6. Ganni Mid Knotted Sandals

While these super chic options are a bit of a splurge, the knotted detail and satin finish tick off quite a few summer style trends. Pair these with a flowy dress, tailored trousers or even your favorite pair of wide-leg jeans for an effortless style win.

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7. Tony Bianco Tory Sandal

The 90s called and they’re proud of you for staying true to the style principles of yesteryear. These super cute sandals not only evoke nostalgia, but are perfect for cute summer dates that call for a sexier vibe.

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From 2021-2021 Dominique Hobdy held the role of Senior Editor covering all things fashion, trends, sales and more.