Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Lindsey Lanquist
Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now
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Summer is exciting for a handful of reasons—chiefly that we’re all allowed to bare our feet to the world for the first time since, like, September. Sure, consistent high temperatures and sunshine-filled days are great. But have you ever tried getting a pedicure, busting out a fresh pair of summer sandals, and giving your toes their first glimpse of the world in literal months? Few things feel quite as intoxicating as releasing my feet from the cavernous boots they’ve been trapped in for what feels like forever. (No one else? Just me? OK.)

Me waxing poetic about the undeniable pleasures of open-toed shoe season aside, summer sandals are here. And they’re abundant. And they’re cute. The summer sandal landscape is vast and varied—as filled with ribbons and snakeskins as it is with jelly rubbers and woven rope. And even better: It’s practical. Summer sandals are an absolute necessity, so there’s little reason for buyer’s remorse.

Whether you’re looking for a comfy go-to gladiator for your next vacation, or an edgier option that’s as fit for festival season as it is for your next night out, you’re sure to find it. There’s a veritable plethora of adorable summer sandals just waiting to join your footwear rotation—and I’ve given you every excuse to shop them. So go forth, and fill your life with open-toed shoe bliss. You—and your toes—deserve it.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A neutral go-to with all kinds of colorful appeal.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

So structurally fun you might catch yourself staring at your feet all day long.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Delightfully minimalist—and sure to play well with any ensemble you throw together.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A classic silhouette, rendered in a charmingly out-of-the-box color.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Tie-dye, done the summer sandal way.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Your favorite go-to gladiators got a seriously edgy upgrade.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Add inches without sacrificing comfort.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Because it doesn’t have to be strappy to be a sandal.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Purple is an endlessly underrated summer shade, and these sandals just want to rectify that.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Adorned with the shoe equivalent of polka dots.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Your favorite bandana, rendered in genuinely wearable shoe form.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Because the shell accessory trend has extended far beyond jewelry.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Sandals the fan of flats can surely get behind.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Proof that shoes can make a statement without being totally bulky.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

The platform sandal trend is here to render us all a little taller, a little chicer and comfortable AF.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A new way to get your summer animal print on.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Basically a mule. But hey, Farfetch filed it under “sandal”—and so will I.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A decidedly anything-but-average flip-flop. (Seriously, are those inflatable?)

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

All the fun of a strappy sandal. None of the hassle of all those buckles.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Zara just gave you an excuse to wear feather-adorned sandals. Take advantage.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

The perfect (cute!) walking shoe for your next vacation.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Rhinestone-embellished anything gets an emphatic yes from me.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Honestly, the kind of shoe an infant might wear at the pool. But babies are cute, so maybe we should be taking style cues from them.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Just asymmetrical enough.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Slip-ons that won’t go flying off the moment your feet get sweaty.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Snakeskin, studs and all kinds of shiny metallics. If this isn’t a statement sandal, I don’t know what is.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A classic with enough of an embellished twist to feel fresh.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Let’s call these beauties what they are: glorified cheetah print flip-flops.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Simultaneously retro and futuristic—I’m into the juxtaposition.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Who said your love of pearls had to be exclusively reserved for jewelry?

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A fresh take on florals.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

More studs. They’re happening, guys.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Tie-dye, done the strappy sandal way.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

For the person who can’t choose between aqua and pink and lavender and fuchsia.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Unlike any sandal I’ve ever seen before. But hey—they look comfy AF.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Two kinds of stripes—one wedge.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A distinctly Dr. Marten approach to summer sandals.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

If buying these jelly sandals in every single shade is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

The perfect comfy complement to any outfit you’ve thrown together.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

More shell shoes, please.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A maximalist-chic take on the enduring mules trend.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

So noughts. So fun. So delightful.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Perfect for nights when you want the dressiness of a heel—and the comfort of a flat.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Sure to play well with anything in your closet.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Because dresses aren’t the only way to do florals.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Equal parts edgy and comfortable—a killer combo if I’ve ever seen one.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Weird as hell, but I’m honestly kind of into it.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

For the shopper who prefers their go-to versatile sandals with a side of trendy appeal.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Flatforms are here to save us all from the perils of uncomfortable heels.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

It was only a matter of time before tie-dye pervaded the shoe sphere, too.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Versatile sandals your favorite minimalist is sure to love.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

I’ve never heard of boot sandals before, but they sure look cool.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Wedding season beckons.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

These slides look as plush and inviting as a brand new leather couch.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Add inches without sacrificing comfort—because you can.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Not at all ashamed to admit I’m a jelly sandal gurl now.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Low-key in style, vibrant in palette.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

I mean. They’re bedazzled jelly sandals. Need I really say more?

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Simultaneously dainty and edgy—an odd couple I’m definitely here for.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Equal parts chunky and comfy—I’m sold.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A sandal for the shopper who’s pretty attached to flats.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A going-out shoe sure to keep you comfier than a heel would.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A dressier take on the sporty slide.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

An oh-so noughts-y take on the classic wedge.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A statement shoe that feels anything but over-the-top.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Sure to play as well with your favorite overalls as it will with your go-to sundress.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

I mean, when life hands you an opportunity to wear feathers everywhere, you take it.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Slides that don’t feel terribly athleisure-y.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

A little clog, a little sandal—a lot of cute.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Because orange is a chronically underrated summer shade—and these sandals just want to rectify that.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

So fun to look at you might catch yourself staring at your feet all day.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Hell yes jelly sandals are available in braided iterations.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Never underestimate the power of a good espadrille.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Sleek, comfy and fit for any setting—dressy or casual.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Because if you’re going to wear flip-flops, you might as well make them as ironic as possible.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Proof a little pink detailing goes a long way.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Cinderella’s glass slipper—rendered for the modern age.

STYLECASTER | Your Everything Guide to the Cute Summer Sandals On Offer Right Now

Why shouldn’t the shell accessory trend extend to footwear, too?

 

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A version of this article was originally published in June 2017. Updated July 2019.

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