October 4, 2023


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8 Summer Sandal Trends That Are Dominating the Season

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You might have your summer travel plans sorted, but what about your summer wardrobe? You couldn’t possibly transition your closet into summer mode without considering a pair of sandals. Now that summer is in full swing, you might have a better idea of what style of sandal you’re keen on sporting this season or at least an idea of the one you might be missing. After all every wardrobe should have at least one pair, and this summer sandal trend guide is here to help. 

You might already feel comfortable enough wearing a few of these, be it something with toe coverage, say the fisherman sandal, or a pair that won’t reveal your entire foot, like a wide-strap slingback sandal. Those who wish to jump right in can make a splash in stylish raffia sandals or music-festival-inspired lace-ups. And if you’re looking for something simple or classic, you can find that here too, with chic all-black leather slides, quintessential sandals for day, and even something a little more festive to break out at night. Shop them all, below. 

A Short List of Summer’s Top Sandals:

Shop (or bookmark!) your favorite pairs from our summer sandal trends guide, below. 

Elevated Everyday

Perfectly casual and stylistically simple, these everyday sandals embody the carefree attitude of summer. In neutral leathers and easygoing silhouettes, they’re sure to go with everything in your warm-weather wardrobe.

Porte & Paire suede sandals

& Other Stories leather thong sandals

Aeyde Nettie leather sandals

Manolo Blahnik Susa thong sandals

ATP Atelier Astrid leather sandals

Wonderfully Wanderlust 

At festivals or far-flung destinations, these sandals are meant for walking. Studs, embellishments, and gladiator-like ankle wraps and ties strike a wonderfully bohemian cord. 

The Row Beach wraparound suede sandals

Ancient Greek Sandals Hephaestus wraparound leather sandals

Isabel Marant Jane studded leather sandals

Saint Laurent Jimmy suede sandals

Hereu Lina strappy sandals

The Row Kris leather sandals

Thongs and Flip-Flops

The flip-flop sandal is a classic style that’s been transformed into summer’s chicest shoe—and the trend isn’t going anywhere just yet. Shop our favorites from Khaite’s Devoe sandals that have been hard to keep in stock to Mango’s croc-embossed pair at $60. 

Khaite Devoe leather sandals

Mango croc-effect sandals

A.Emery Kinto leather sandals

Tory Burch classic flip-flops

By Far Dasha leather sandals

Toteme T-strap leather sandals

Gone Fishin’

The classic strappy-sandal silhouette gets the stamp of approval from the likes of Gabriela Hearst and The Row, making the high-coverage fisherman sandal certified cool. 

Emme Parsons Ernest leather sandals

The Row fisherman woven textured-leather sandals

K Jacques St Tropez Adrien sandals

Gabriela Hearst Lynn metallic-leather sandals

Ancient Greek Sandals Homeria leather sandals

Not Your Basic Black Slides

For those who want to keep things simple but equally as stylish, try one of these updated iterations of the black leather slide. Prada’s version has an espadrille sole, while Isabel Marant’s pair comes complete with buckles and studs. 

St. Agni Fine Strap leather sandals

Prada quilted leather slide sandals

Valentino Garavani One Stud leather slides

Ferragamo Alrai knot leather sandals

Isabel Marant Lennyo studded leather slides

Raffia Refresh 

From Marni’s wavy slides to Loewe’s Solar wedges, these aren’t your typical summer raffia sandals. Summer’s natural texture gets turned up a notch in both natural raffia and bold colors for the season. 

Staud Nevil leather-trimmed raffia slides

Gabriela Hearst Clemence raffia thong sandals

Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Solar wedge espadrilles

Bottega Veneta raffia slides

Marni Fussbett raffia crossover strap sandals

Buckle Up

City dwellers or those who appreciate functional fashion will love these slingback sandals. You won’t ever have to worry about them slipping off, and their chunkier sole looks surprisingly cool with a sundress. 

Birkenstock Milano buckled leather sandals

Totême chunky canvas flat sandals

Zara buckled flat leather sandals

Everlane The City crossover sandal

Roger Vivier Viv Rangers strass buckle sandals

Day-to-Night Sandals

You never know where summer days can take you, so here’s a handful of embellished and metallic flat sandals that are walkable for afternoons and dazzling enough for after dark.

Loeffler Randall Romy lace-up metallic leather sandals

Emme Parsons Agnes sandals

Ancient Greek Sandals Fantasia crystal-embellished leather sandals

Miu Miu metallic leather thong sandals

Aquazzura Midnight sandals

Malone Souliers Penn embossed leather slides