Sandals are the unofficial shoes of summer. They’re easy to pack and quick to slip on, and they protect against hot sand — just don’t get caught wearing them to the office. From flip flops to slip-ons, sport sandals to strap-ins, there are probably more options for your feet this summer than you thought. We’ve sorted through them all and picked out the best sandals to outfit your feet for the dog days.
Havaianas Top Flip Flops
These classic black flip flops are appropriate for the gym, the beach or weekend lounging. One of the most affordable options on the market, this style is available in a range of colors.
Adidas Adilette Slide
Since debuting in 1972, the Adidas Adilette has become a staple homebound or beachside. The molded footbed and cleat-inspired soles make for a sandal that’s as comfortable as it is durable.
OOFOS OOah Sandal
Built for athletic recovery, OOFOS’ range of footwear has caught the eyes of the stylish set, earning designer collabs along the way. The unique aesthetics of its OOah Sandal are best compliments with a pair of baggies and a trippy t-shirt.
Teva Hurricane XLT2
This water-friendly sandal has straps made from polyester, nylon and recycled PET webbing. They are easily adjustable and are appropriate for a range of activities.
Chaco Z/1 Classic
These easy-on Chaco sandals have a supportive midsole and non-marking outsole. They are more laid-back than traditional styles from the brand, appropriate for post-activity lounging.
Keen Uneek Sandals
Unlike Keen’s other sandals, these are decidedly off-duty sandals. The two-cord upper adapts to the foot’s shape and provides lightweight PU midsole gives support for hours of wear.
Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed
These classic sandals have a foam-topped cork footbed that molds to the wearer’s foot. Two adjustable straps guarantee a secure fit appropriate for all-day wear.
Ancient Greek Sandals Miltos Sandal
This elegant sandal is handmade in Greece from naturally-tanned leather. Featuring thick straps across the toes and upper, this model has a buckled heel strap and rubber sole.
Guanabana Woven Crossover Strap Sandals
Guanabana’s festive sandals are a masterclass in texture, featuring handwoven patterned straps inspired by Spanish artisans, jute footbeds and rubber soles.
Malibu Sandals Latigo Sandals
These sandals mix the woven style of huaraches with the comfort of crepe sole shoes. The faux leather upper sits on a moulded EVA footbed that offers support and cushion.
The resurgence in technical sandals has no doubt been headed by Japanese brand Suicoke and its KAWS sandal is a key part of the movement. It features suede uppers with velcro nylon straps atop a comfy Vibram footbed and thick Vibram Morflex sole.
Goya Slingback Sandals
Goya’s Slingback Sandals resonate on the Mediterranean wavelength, taking design cues from traditional Spanish sandals. Made in Spain, they feature a supple nubuck upper and heel strap, lined with soft Nappa leather, stacked leather midsole and lugged rubber outsoles.
Yuketen Zuricher Leather Sandals
This leather slide from Yuketen is a luxurious take on a classic Birkenstock style. It features a contoured leather footbed, a jute midsole, a crepe outsole and distinct buckles.
Church’s Fisherman Suede Sandals
These fisherman-shoe-inspired sandals come with an airy design, rendered in a supple suede upper and pliant leather lining. Made in Italy, they’ll look great with billowy linen trousers, chino shorts or even jeans.