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Sandal Season Has Arrived

The warm weather warrants a new rotation of barely-there footwear.

Socks? We don’t know her. It’s officially summer and that means it’s time to let your feet breath in a pair of sandals. The best summer sandals are a perfect combination of function and form and can be worn with everything from linen dresses to breezy Bermuda shorts. If you’re looking for a new pair of sandals to carry you through the entire summer season, we did the leg (er, foot) work and rounded up options at a variety of price points.

Here are eight hardworking summer sandals that we love, from chic utility slides and elevated flip-flops to super strappy styles.

Aldo Deniels

Aldo Denials, best summer sandals

These cute utility slides will look just at home on the pool deck as they will the cocktail bar. Just balance the relaxed vibes with something a little more polished, like tailored shorts.

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Rhude Off-White Lounge Thong Flip Flops

Rhude Off-White Lounge Thong Flip Flops, best summer sandals

These minimalistic flip-flops look like something Sofia Richie Grainge might have worn on her babymoon. The beauty of this pair is in its elevated details, including the padded leather off-white upper and the slightly square sole. Chic!

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Sézane Gloria Sandals

Sézane Gloria Sandals

A block heel is your best friend for all the outdoor summer parties and weddings you’ll be attending and this metallic khaki colour will look infinitely cooler trotting through a grassy field than the usual shiny gold and silver.

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Cult Gaia Elm Flip Flop

Cult Gaia Elm Flip Flop

A puffy twisted rope instead of a plain strap and a chunky cylindrical low heel elevate these flip-flops, making them wearable for a day of errands or an evening patio date.

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Sorel Viibe Women’s Flat Sandal

Sorel Viibe Women's Flat Sandal, best summer sandals

What’s not to love about a classic Velcro sandal? Comfy, reliable and activity-ready, the double strap will never fail you. These aren’t your camp counsellor’s Tevas, though. The stone green colour and puffy leather detailing feel so fresh for summer, while the lightweight molded sole will let you gallivant all summer Sunday funday long.

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Veronica Beard Allura Ankle Wrap Sandal

Veronica Beard Allura Ankle Wrap Sandal

The ankle wrap and toe loop on this sleek flat sandal feel wildly chic iterated in this rich chocolate leather. Pair with a breezy white linen maxi dress for maximum carefree summer vibes.

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Toteme The Belted Croc-Embossed Leather Thong Mules

Toteme The Belted Croc-Embossed Leather Thong Mules, best summer sandals

Have you been seeing vintage Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy photos all over your TikTok FYP? This naked kitten heel sandal from Toteme will let you channel the late style icon whose aesthetic was quiet luxury before quiet luxury was a thing.

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Uniqlo Narrow Strap Sandals

Uniqlo Narrow Strap Sandals

Cushioned straps and padded insoles give these flat sandals added comfort, while the pull-on, buckle-free design lend a touch of chic minimalism to the everyday sandals. Plus, with this friendly price point, the cost per wear will be pennies.

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With files from Jennifer Berry

This article first appeared in FASHION’s Summer 2024 issue. Find out more here.

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