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    25 Stylish And Surprisingly Comfy Sandals To Buy Before Summer Ends

    No blisters, no problem.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. Croc platforms that *may* just be cute enough to convert the Never Croc-er™ amongst us. Don't even try telling me you would know these were Crocs if you saw someone strutting down the street in them..., Crocs

    Promising review: "These sandals are a game-changer. One of my friends got a pair and I thought they were the cutest shoes ever, I did a double-take when she told me they were Crocs. Really? That ugly clog-making company? Well, call me a Crocs convert because I want a pair in every color. I’ll die in these shoes because I’m never going to take them off. It feels like you’re walking on clouds, they’re so comfortable and supportive. The gradual platform looks edgy but is super easy to walk in, it does not feel like heels or wedges — I can still run after my toddler all day. These elevated sandals have changed me life. They go with everything — jeans, shorts, dresses. Buy the shoes, guys." —Olivia

    Get them from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in sizes 4–11 and in five colors).

    2. Simple leather slides if you're the type of person who gets incredibly impatient when piecing together an outfit. Idk your style or what you usually wear, but throw these on when there's T-minus 60 seconds till it's time to walk out the door!

    Christina Christi / Etsy

    Designer Christina Christi handcrafts all of her jewelry, bags, and sandals in Athens, Greece.

    Promising review: "Love these sandals, good fit, beautifully made, and they arrived so quickly. I would definitely buy from Christina again." —karengazz

    Get them from Christina Christi on Etsy for $70.28 (available in sizes 5–10.5 and in two colors).

    3. Strappy flip-flops for those ready to graduate from Old Navy $1 flip-flops and onto something bigger and better (read: more durable). Baby steps, grasshopper, baby steps.,

    Promising review: "First: I hate flip-flops... I always break them or twist them sideways somehow. These are not your typical flip-flops. These are the most comfortable flip-flop sandals I’ve ever owned. I love these shoes! The extra strap makes all the difference in added comfort. I ordered these to take on vacation for wearing to/from the pool. Ended up not even unpacking the other shoes I packed. These were so comfortable and versatile that not only were they pool shoes, but also walking on the beach shoes, and dinner shoes. I love them so much I’ll be ordering more in different colors." —Ian R.

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 10 colors/patterns).

    4. Everlane leather platforms that'll give you a 1.75-inch boost so you actually match the height you listed on your license. 👀


    Promising review: "I have been looking for this style sandal for a long time and I found it. This shoe is everything I hoped it would be!! Comfortable, stylish, and goes with every outfit!!" —krispykreme335

    Get them from Everlane for $68 (originally $98; available in sizes 5–11).

    5. Lace-up, ankle wrap sandals if your day-to-day style could be mistaken for a Megara cosplay.

    Greek Chic Handmades / Etsy

    Greek Chic Handmades is an Athens, Greece-based shop from Eleftheria Tyraki. Almost all of their designs can be customized, so if your sandal of choice doesn't come in the exact color you were hoping for — just reach out and ask if it's possible!

    Promising review: "They’re exactly as pictured. The laces are not stretchy so you’ll have to flex your legs while tying them or else they’ll be too tight. This means they stay up on my leg perfectly though. I’ll definitely order more sandals from this vendor." —Abs Inthe

    Get them from Greek Chic Handmades on Etsy for $79.31 (available in sizes 4–14 and in three colors).

    6. Classic Sam Edelman thongs I'm certain you'll be wearing for years since they won't ever go out of style and — according to reviewers — they seemingly have the lifespan of a blue and yellow macaw. (That's ~100 years if you didn't get that fact on your last Snapple cap.)

    the thong sandals in seven different colors

    Promising review: "These are my second pair. Very comfortable. Still wearing my first pair, have had them for a couple of years or more, have worn them in the rain many times and walking long distances and they have held up extremely well. One of the heels fell off recently, I glued it back on and wear these as everyday sandals and keep the new ones for dress. A very pretty durable sandal." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $27.27+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in 16 colors).

    7. Platform gladiator Dr. Martens with the brand's signature air-cushioned sole so you can stomp down city streets without having your arches punished by unforgiving cement.

    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "It runs a half size big but I think all Dr. Martens do for the most part. Love this shoe. I get so many compliments. I have wide feet and I work on my feet all day and I can wear these for a full day." —Stefanie F.

    Get them from Dr. Martens or Amazon for $140 (available in sizes 5–11).

    8. Nisolo open-toe clogs outfitted with shock-absorbing memory foam insoles so plush, you won't feel like you're walking on literal wooden blocks.


    Promising review: "I've been in the market for a good clog sandal for...5 years? These are it. No clog has business being this comfortable. The colors are amazing. I am in love. If I was a shoe, I would want to be this clog." —Katy

    Get them from Nisolo for $160 (available in sizes 5–11 and in four colors).

    9. Colorful huaraches with embroidered flowers and a closed-toe design if your monthly pedicure has fallen off the cal lately.

    Macarena Collection / Etsy

    Macarena Collection is a Buena Park, California-based small biz with all sorts of leather sandals, embroidered Huipil shirts, and home goods.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shoes! I was greeted by the smell of sweet leather. I immediately put them on and couldn’t believe how cute they were in person! I’m normally a size 6.5 and have a wider foot across the toes. I ordered the size 6 and they fit perfectly. I wore them all day and no issues, no blisters, no 'new shoe' uncomfortableness. I would highly recommend!" —Memphis Market Co. David and Grace

    Get them from Macarena Collection on Etsy for $40.72 (originally $50.90; available in sizes 5–10).

    10. Or handmade braided huaraches if you're prone to toe sweats and are looking for maximum breeze-age.

    Artesanías Camila / Etsy

    Artesanías Camila is a Carthage, Texas-based shop from Blanca Olivera. All of their Mexican-inspired huaraches, bags, hats, and apparel are handmade.

    Promising review: "These are not just gorgeous shoes — they are comfortable and supportive. I have trouble finding shoes that fit properly (I have a high arch) but these fit great! No blisters or scrapes, plus as soon as they arrived, I could walk over a mile without having to break them in. I get so many compliments on them, too! I highly recommend." —emnkugler

    Get them from Artesanías Camila on Etsy for $39.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes 5,6, and 10).

    11. Reviewer-loved flatforms that are *so* comfortable and cute, people just keep returning to buy more colors. Luckily, there are 68 to choose from, so they won't soon run out.,

    Promising review: "I have been looking for some new spring/summer sandals and I just received these and they are so incredibly comfortable and super cute! I think I will order them in more colors. The width is perfect on me. I tend to have a wider foot, but not that wide and found they fit true to size. The color is fabulous too! I ordered gray." —Magical Everyday

    Get them from Amazon for $19.38+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 68 colors/prints).

    12. Studded Steve Madden gladiators if you're the type of person who believes one can *never* over-accessorize. And just to prove it, you'll pair these with an anklet, too. 💁🏼‍♀️,

    Promising review: "LOVE these sandals! So comfortable and stylish. I adore the Valentino Rockstud line and these sandals offer a similar look for 1/10 of the price. I found them true to size (same as my other open-toe sandals) and comfortable right out of the box. I would note that the ankle straps may be small on some people. I have a petite ankle and I’m using the middle hole to fasten the strap. They are also a bit slippery, but you can add non slip pads to the bottom. But seriously, they're so cute I may buy another pair!" —TJ

    Get them from Amazon for $32.50+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 15 colors).

    13. Handmade strappy sandals with no buckles, ties, or zippers to rub your feet the wrong way. Instead, they have genuine leather straps that will give to the shape of your foot over time.

    a model wearing the strappy sandals in nude
    Greek Goddess Sandals / Etsy

    Greek Goddess Sandals is an Athens, Greece-based Etsy shop that specializes in handmade shoes and bags. Their naturally tanned leather develops a unique patina as it ages so your piece won't look like anyone else's.

    Promising review:  "I LOVE my Athena sandals!!! They are so cute and so comfortable (once you break them in). I have gotten so many compliments and several people have asked where I got them. I just ordered another pair in white, along with two other styles. Thank you for making such a fantastic sandal!!" —Jeffrey Atwell

    Get them from Greek Goddess Sandals on Etsy for $64.79 (originally $75.01; available in sizes 35 EU–43 EU and in four colors).

    14. Strappy slides that look ~designer~ but don't come with the "oh my god, what did I just do??" price tag.,

    Promising review: "These sandals are so cute, affordable, and comfortable! These shoes were true to size, not too tight, and have good cushion! I have worn them so much already and they are still just as comfortable as the first day! Definitely worth the purchase!" —For the Love

    Get them from Amazon for $22.65+ (available in sizes 5–13 regular and wide and in 29 colors/prints).

    15. Cross-strap Keens with a leather-wrapped high-rebound midsole that also does an A+ job resisting stains and wear.


    Promising review: "I have been wearing these sandals for a few months now, I have to say I LOVE them — they started out comfortable from day one. What I appreciate greatly is the fact that when I wear them, even for a whole day, and do a lot of walking, my feet never get sore or feel tired. They also look super cute and I get compliments." —Kate Young

    Get them from Amazon for $58.70+ (available in sizes 5–10.5 and in four colors).

    16. H-shaped flat sandals so simple, you can wear them every day no matter what's on your itinerary, be it poolside margaritas or finally renewing your passport., Amazon

    Promising review: "Honestly I had low expectations for these sandals since they were so inexpensive but I LOVE them!! They are cushioned, comfortable, and made with good quality materials! I plan to order a couple more colors and use these all summer long! They fit just as expected." —Michelle

    Get them from Amazon for $28.90 (available in sizes 5–13 and in four colors).

    17. Lightweight, cushioned espadrille wedges sure to ~elevate~ your look and mood since your feet will be nice and comfy, no matter how many miles you're walking!


    The sandals feature three different cushioning densities — medium at the toes, soft in the middle, and firm at the heel — so they take the brunt of impact, not your feet.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these shoes. I'm hairdresser and like fashionable but comfy shoes and these tick all the boxes. I can wear them all day and my feet don't hurt! Love the style of these and will probably order in different colors." —Hampshire

    Get them from FitFlop for $160 (available in sizes 5–11 and in four colors).

    18. Heeled Toms sandals with the same comfort level as the brand's iconic canvas slip-ons. Don't ask me how that's possible because I'm no shoe scientist (or engineer? if that's more applicable?), but the reviewers have spoken.

    a model wearing the sandals in beige

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this shoe! I love that it fits like a bootie. Adorable with skinny jeans/leggings, dresses, etc. Can be dressed up or down — I wore them to a wedding in Greece, and also out and about during the day in Spain. Very comfortable for walking, dancing, whatever! I typically wear between a 7.5 and an 8, and I tried on both sizes. Ultimately the 8 was more comfy." —jasmineflower

    Get them from Amazon for $43.79+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 10 colors/prints).

    19. Croc embossed leather slides that'll make you feel like a boss in that they look like something a CEO would wear *and* no one will catch you applying any Band-Aids.


    Promising review: "I ordered by usual size 8 and they fit perfectly. Color is the same as pictured — a nice muted yellow/green but enough to make a statement. They're comfortable and easy to walk in. Can't wait to wear these this summer." —NKTNKT

    Get them from Madewell for $59.99 (originally $98; available in sizes 5–11).

    20. Buckled block heels that will have others saying "wow!" and your fantastically supported arches saying "oh, you BEST believe."


    Promising review: "These are very pretty and comfortable shoes, I wore them right away to a party and they never pinched or slipped. They show just enough toe and the toe box is comfortable. My feet don't slip or slide. The buckle is darling. The black straps are velvety. They are true to size, and neither wide or narrow." —Woody

    Get them from Amazon for $43.80 (available in sizes 5–6 and in two colors).

    21. Handwoven Plaka sandals with stretch-to-fit nylon straps sure to be your foot's BFF — not nemesis.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in black

    Promising review: "I have three pairs of these now! They feel great. The straps are comfy. When I bought my first pair I worried the straps would make it difficult to get the shoes on and that they might be uncomfortable / cause chafing. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they really are though!!! I alternate the colors and wear them nearly daily now (perfect summer shoes). We went on a beach vacation... We walked for hours at a time and I never once got a blister or felt any discomfort. I didn't have any issues with my feet sliding around uncomfortably when wet (whether from sweat or when it rained). They were great for walking on the beach, too!! These are seriously the best summer shoe!" —Stark

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 22 colors).

    22. Aerosoles platforms engineered with a diamond-patterned sole that "disperses friction away from the foot" so you can be as carefree and unencumbered as a snake itself. Just think — they've never had to wear shoes in their life!!

    side view of the snakeskin sandals

    Promising review: "Getting back to shoes after foot surgery requires good cushioning, sturdy construction, and a girl hopes for style too after all those boot/casts. Well, these fit the bill! Thanks Aerosoles!" —Laura T.

    Get them from Aerosoles for $135 (available in sizes 6–11 and in three colors).

    23. Braided gladiators that are 100% adjustable so if your calves seemingly shape-shift throughout the day, you can loosen or tighten as necessary.


    Promising review: "These are exactly what I was looking for. They're really cute, comfortable, and fit well. I prefer sandals to have some sort of ankle closure, so the soft straps on these are perfect. They can be tied in different ways, and won't slide off. I also love the color choices!" —Jami H.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and in five colors).

    24. T-strap wedges with an itty bitty stacked heel that gives you *just* the right boost and no crippling arch pain.,

    Promising review: "SOOO comfy! These are CUTE! Made very well and has a cushion built in so they are very comfy to walk in and doesn't require 'breaking them in' before first time use. Love them...may get in another color. I have thin feet...from arch to top of foot and sandals are typically loose but these fit great. Not tight and not too loose." —Stacey E. Engstrom

    Get them from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 20 colors).

    25. And elastic-strap low wedges with straps so soft and stretchy, reviewers say they're even comfortable if you have super arched feet and/or bunions., Amazon

    Promising review: "Planned a last-minute international beach trip and assumed that my trip would be spent in flip flops. Nope. These I purchased at the last minute as a back up and they worked miracles. They fit my wide feet (one is wider than the other and both fit with the stretchy straps), they were comfortable and I wore them seven times in seven days. Great arch support. Simply felt great. I will buy every other color and they will be my go-to all summer! Also, I stopped wearing heels a couple of years ago due to ankle challenges and the small heel on these is no problem." —Lisa

    Get them from Amazon for $20.94+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in nine colors).

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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