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    24 Sandals You Can Really Put Some Miles On

    "I didn’t have blisters, my arches weren’t on fire, and my calves weren’t screaming." — A person who walked 40+ miles in their sandals in one weekend.

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    1. Elastic sandals you'll wear all summer at music festivals, theme parks, or on long walks without a blister to show for it — because blisters are really going out of style IMO.

    the strappy elastic sandals in olive green
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very comfortable summer sandals for a reasonable price. I bought them before a music festival this April. The khaki color is neutral enough to go with any outfit and the elastic is very comfortable, allowing me to walk for miles in them without any kind of blisters or discomfort on my feet (I'm the kind of person who gets serious blisters between my toes when I wear flip flops, so that's saying something!) Soles are relatively thin but very flexible. I recommend these as a basic, walkable summer sandal that looks surprisingly stylish with any outfit." —Laura Beckman

    Get them from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 13 colors)

    2. A pair of Teva's original sandals that are ready for walking, water, and everything in between. You can cover 10+ miles in these babies, no problem.

    the Tevas sandal with a moon and stars print
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These sandals are comfortable and provide the support I was looking for to do a lot of walking without wearing a pair of sneakers. I wear a half size and after reading the reviews I ordered down instead of up as was my instinct to do. Ordering down was the way to go as I am happy with the fit. I wore these to Disney World and walked 9.5 miles one day and 10 miles the second day. Other than being physically hot and tired, my feet felt great!" —turtlemania

    Get it from Amazon for $37.49+ (available in sizes 5-13 and 29 styles).

    3. And platform Teva sandals ideal for anyone who wants a little lift and to feel like they are walking on clouds all day long. *Smashes add to cart button.*

    a reviewer wearing the sandals
    a reviewer wearing the sandals which are blue, yellow, and pink

    Promising review: "Teva's platform sandals have been my absolute favorite summer shoe for a couple of years now. I figured it was time to upgrade this year (even though my ones from 2018 are still going strong!) and picked these ones out. I couldn't love them more. The fit is exactly as expected. They're like walking on clouds! These are the only sandals I can wear all day, do tons of walking in, and still be comfortable. I wear them everywhere, they match everything, and basically can handle anything. What's not to love? I'm a huge fan and will absolutely continue to purchase these in other colors so I can have a pair for every outfit!" —turtlemania

    Get them from Amazon for $57+ (available in sizes 5-11 and three colors).

    4. Comfy footbed sandals with a toe strap you might just walk in so often you'll wear them down to the ground, according to happy reviewers!

    the tan and white sandals with buckles and a toe strap
    Target

    Promising review: "I bought these sandals in spring of 2020 and love them so much I wore the bottoms down! I even considered having them resoled so I could wear them for at least another season. So glad to see Target still sells them!" —AD

    Get them from Target for $22.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and three colors).

    5. Sandals made with yoga mat material you can walk to your heart's content in in the blistering sun (but without the blisters part). Say it with me y'all: Goodbye smelly sneakers!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes to take to Barcelona, Spain, for a week vacation. I am a size 6.5 in the majority of shoes I wear aside from running shoes (size 7). I bought the size 6 and they fit perfectly. The straps were easy to put on and the soles are very comfortable. I wore them all day yesterday and walked approximately 5 miles around Dallas with no blisters and very happy feet. I would highly recommend these!" —T. Brandt

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 16 styles).

    6. Rockport clunky clog sandals so you can dance at weddings and go on long walks with your S.O. without compromising on style or comfort.

    The sandal in tan
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "These shoes are very comfortable, with padded insoles, short height heels and no toe pinching. This combination is difficult to find; I am so glad I discovered them. In addition, they are reasonably priced! They are perfect for weddings and bar mitzvahs because you can dance without them coming off and without your feet aching at the end of the night. They are produced by the New Balance Company and are made with comfort in mind but still have some style to them. Like other New Balance shoes, I have discovered that I need to go up a half a size from my normal size." —Lexlass

    Get them from Nordstrom for $84.95+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in three widths, and two colors).

    7. Handmade leather sandals to give you the arch support you need as you trek about. They are high-quality and come in lots of colors!

    a model wearing the brown sandals with four toe straps
    Sandalimshop / Via Etsy

    Sandalimshop is an Etsy shop specializing in handmade leather sandals, bags, and accessories.

    Promising review: "Excellent craftsmanship and there's nothing like the feel of real leather on the bottom of your feet. The sole is the perfect tailored shape, the stitching is delicious. The extra layer of the tapered heel is just the right amount of lift. Searched for years for a pair like I used to have. They do not disappoint!" —Jen DeWitt

    Get them from Sandalimshop on Etsy for $55.30+ (available in sizes 35-46 and 14 colors).

    8. Sandal slides you'll affectionately refer to as your walking sandals once you break these bad boys in.

    Reviewer wearing the Birkenstock-like sandals in beige
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These will need time to break in, then they will be my favorite sandals. The inside has a footbed designed to support and be comfortable. This is a walking sandal. I am happy with this purchase." —Kathi

    Get it from Amazon $24.99 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 16 colors)

    9. Teva Tirra sandals that just may outlast any other sandal you've tried, no matter how many miles you put on them. They are built for walking!

    the sandal in red
    REI

    Promising review: "As someone with a disability and trouble walking, these are the only sandals I wear. They are great and last for years. Bought two pair this time around." —Mema666

    Get it from REI for $79.95 (available in sizes 6-11 and three colors).

    10. Cushiony jelly sandals I'm screaming over, as will you once you slip these ultra-comfy gems onto your feet.

    Hush Puppies

    These jelly sandals are made with a super-cushioned wedge heel that gives you a little bounce-back with each step for all-day comfort and walking power!

    Get them from Hush Puppies for $69.95 (available in sizes 6–12 and four colors).

    11. Two band slide sandals with squishy soles and a high-comfort rating — not to mention you'll never have to choose between black or leopard print shoes again!

    the sandal with a black strap and leopard print strap
    Target

    Promising review: "Love the color combo of the straps. Normally go between 7.5 or 8 and I chose 8 and they fit great. Very squishy sole. Highly recommend." —Sage advice

    Get them from Target for $19.99 (available in sizes 5-12).

    12. Sporty lavender Chacos reviewers swear by for holding up on long hikes through the mountains, plus they are cute enough to get dinner in after too.

    Model in the purple strappy Chaco flat sandals
    amazon.com

    I used a pair of Zcloud Chacos (similar to these but with a toe loop) for years as a daily sandal/while hiking in the mountains and loved them! I also preferred them over hiking shoes for summer hikes through streams and to swim holes, because they are much easier to get on and off, and they dry quickly.

    Promising review: "I love Chaco sandals. I use them every day in the summer until the sole finally cracks (after multiple years) or the straps become too faded. I hike mountains in Chacos. I have been picked on by everybody for my hiking footwear choice, but the arch support and cushion are perfect and I don't get toe-jam on the way down. I felt vindicated when I hiked to Machu Picchu and the porters who carried my backpack over the mountains wore sandals themselves. Since my hiking sandals tend to get dirty and faded, I always have a new, nice clean black pair of Chacos to wear with skirts for more formal occasions. I love them for both. They are my go-to brand!" —Newman

    Get them from Amazon for $59.67+ (available in sizes 5–12, regular and wide, and 19 colors).

    13. Sandals with memory foam lining that'll surround your entire foot as you take each step — sounds like a dream shoe to me!

    the flat black sandals with tan memory foam on the sides and bottom
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these sandals! The hook and loop closure is attached with Velcro, which makes the shoes easier to take on and off. As far as comfort, these shoes are super comfortable! There is a little bit of padding in the sole. Not so much that you feel like you're walking on bubbles, just enough to make them comfortable for extended periods of walking. The leather straps across the top of your foot and heel are also very comfortable. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase." —amymn

    Get them from Amazon for $22.80+ (available in sizes 5–11, in normal and wide widths, and five colors).

    14. Clarks flip-flops to make your feet feel like they are wearing pajamas while you're running around getting errands done.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE FLIP-FLOPS! I have Clarks boots and always thought they were one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I've owned. When I saw they made flip-flops I used the try before you buy feature and wasted no time buying them. They are soooo comfortable. We have tile and hardwood floors and if I'm not wearing good shoes, the pads of my feet and ankles hurt by the end of the day. These are like walking on pillows without being bulky (just good soles) and the feet my feet like a glove. Just ordered me another pair." —Bonnie Wagaman

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 23 colors).

    15. Birkenstock Arizona slip-ons that are waterproof and washable, so they don't get grimy due to moisture or rain, no matter how often you walk in them this summer.

    two reviewers's pairs of feet: one in the blue, the other in the pink Birkenstocks
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have owned several pairs of the classic Arizona and when I saw these I knew I wanted to give them a try. If you have had classic birks you understand how awful it is when they get wet. I’m working seasonally in Alaska this summer and needed something that is okay with the moisture up here. I’ve had these for about a month now and I love them. The EVA foam is actually softer and more comfortable than the cork in my opinion and they are perfect when wet. They weigh nothing. So lightweight and easy. Plus they have all of the looks of the Birkies you love so much. Half the price too. Can’t beat it!" —Bethany

    Get them from Amazon for $29.34+ (available in sizes 5.5–15.5 and 26 colors).

    16. And a pair of classic Arizona Birkenstocks you definitely need to invest in if you plan on putting 20+ miles of walking a day on your sandals like the champion you are, because these are the champion of sandals!

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in black and sitting in the street
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Birkenstock never fails to disappoint! I ordered these for my 16-year-old as she has the same high arches as I do. Last year I took my own Arizona’s to our annual Disney World trip and wore them a couple of days, much to my own satisfaction. My arches were supported and my heels were hugged. I walked over 21 miles on each of the days I wore my Arizona’s, and let me tell you, I didn’t have blisters, my arches weren’t on fire, and my calves weren’t screaming. Sure, my feet were tired, but not to the point I couldn’t walk through the parks the next day. Birkenstock’s are an investment in foot comfort. And worth every penny!" —Rachel

    Get them from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in sizes 4-17 and 70+ colors).

    17. A pair of waterproof leather flip-flops featuring a contoured footbed with cushiony arch support, to keep you ~on your toes~ without the blisters and pain lesser flops bring to your life.

    the waterproof leather flip flop in brown
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I got these flip flops for my husband, in two different colors and he loves them. Feels very comfortable and no blisters between toes at all! I recommend this flip flop." —Ruja

    Get them from Nordstrom for $90 (available in sizes 7-15 and three colors).

    18. Dr. Martens platform sandals for a fashion-forward way to stay on your feet all day with no pain to show for it.

    a model wearing the black platform sandals
    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 of work." —STEFANIE F.

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

    19. Teva Hurricane XLT2 sandals — ideal for those hot summer days when you've got a lot of walking to do and need to keep your feet cool — they'll become your go-to pair in no time!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these for a vacation where I knew I’d be doing a lot of walking. Plus, it was all hot locations and I just didn’t want to wear tennis shoes the whole time. I decided to give these a try, and I’m so glad! I walked miles daily and never had a moment of discomfort or soreness. I’m wearing them currently and walking around Las Vegas. I’m hot and a little miserable but my feet are comfy! I’d buy them again and I’d recommend them." —Chris Roy

    Get them from Amazon for $49+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 17 colors).

    20. Comfortable sandals featuring two toe straps, a back strap, arch support and traction so every part of your foot stays safe and comfy as you walk around.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are one of the most comfortable flat shoes I ever purchased. The cork footbed makes them comfortable to walk around in all day. These are a staple for my summer and a cheaper alternative to Birkenstocks, which I also wish to purchase." —Gg

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    21. A pair of supportive flip-flops reviewers say are extremely comfortable for walking, so you can wear these down to the soles with all the miles you put on them, and then switch to another pair!

    the flip flops in mint green with an arched sole
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I’ve already worn these to death. I have walked for miles in these with zero marks/blisters. I have more than eight pairs. Like the flip flop design best and really lovely this print." —Gillywilly

    Get them from Nordstrom for $31.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and eight colors) or from Amazon for $21.05+ (available in sizes 4-11 and seven colors).

    22. Tie-dye two-band sandals with arch support that won't let you down when your picnic in the park with friends turns into a miles-long trek to find the perfect spot.

    a two-band sandal that is pastel tye-dye colored
    Target

    Promising review: "My all time favorite sandal!! I bought them last year and they are now my go-to. I bought a new pair this year to replace my other ones." —Karissa

    Get them from Target for $14.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and four colors).

    23. Keen's whisper sandals over 14,000 happy hikers, adventurers, and seaside citizens adore. The sole of these water sandals is sturdy enough to help you power through walks wherever you are.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with my Keens! These were my very first pair of adventure sandals and I have got to say, they have lived up to the hype. Super comfortable, not too tight (and I would say I have a wide foot), and waterproof! Even the first time wearing them, I worked an eight-hour shift outside, and I had not one sore, blister, or cut! I couldn't believe it! I would wholly recommend these sandals to anyone." —Rachael Ras

    Get them from Amazon for $44.25+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 33 colors).

    24. And a high-performance hiking sandal made of vegan fabrics such as antibacterial fiber suede for the lining and a Vibram outsole. By the sound of it, they'll likely out-do and out-last your hiking boots!

    a model wearing the closed-toe hiking sandal with green socks
    Yume Yume

    These are sandal goals 😍. Yume Yume uses 100% biodegradable packaging and all of their products are available in limited stock to prevent over-production and to help protect the earth.

    Get them from Yume Yume for $350.62 (available in sizes 36–42, also available in black, green, and white.

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