3 (Walkable!) Summer Sandal Trends to Wear All Season Long

As much as we love shopping for clothes, it’s shoes that can really make or break an outfit. Thankfully, each season brings a fresh chance to clean out your go-to pairs and try some new trends on for size. This summer, it’s all about simplicity and comfort—how lucky are we?—in the form of slides, wedges and sporty sandals. Here, three of our favorites in a handful of styles, starting at a mere $8.

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Leather Slides

You don’t have to walk through life with stiff material digging into your heels. This summer, make room for the supple leather slide. If you invest in only one pair of shoes this season, make it a pair of these, because in versatile black, tan or white, you’ll wear them day in and day out.

espadrille wedges
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Espadrille Wedges

Ah, the tried-and-true espadrille. If ever there were a French style to copy, this would be it. And the best part is that there are so many iterations, including the sneaker-like sandal, the slip-on slide and 2019’s favorite, the wedge. Espadrilles are an essential when traveling this season. They can go anywhere from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar for a negroni without a second thought. We recommend teaming these wedges with skirts or dresses that fall below your knees for the ultimate breezy summer vibes.

sporty slides
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Sporty Sandals

While it may seem as if these sandals are only appropriate for your gym bag, Sunday errands and quick coffee runs, we beg to differ. Try pairing them with quintessentially feminine pieces (think a flowy maxi and a slouchy boho handbag) for a look that shows you tried—but not too hard. What elevates a sporty sandal from a typical flip-flop, you ask? It’s the “flatform” sole. Look for styles that give you about half an inch to an inch of height, which will also make them a lot more comfortable for your arches.

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