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    Literally Just 32 Sandals That Are Almost Too Cute To Be Allowed

    It's disgustingly hot out, so our feet deserve a treat — and by that I mean a fresh new pair of sandals.

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

    1. Strappy Sorel sandals I can honestly imagine wearing when we all finally make the move to living on the space station with Zenon. Zetus lapetus, these shoes are so cute!

    model wearing the white padded sandal with bright pink straps and blue ankle strap

    Promising review: "These shoes are a breath of fresh air. I need comfortable shoes because of so many foot surgeries. It can be so hard to find something that actually looks great but is comfortable to wear for hours. These shoes are so comfortable!!!! I could not be more pleased." —Melissa M

    Get them from Sorel for $130 (available in sizes 5–12 and eight styles) or from Amazon for $100.31+ (available in sizes 5–12 and nine styles).

    2. Elastic-strap low wedges that'll give you a *little* bit of height but not so much that it's a chore to walk all day — the stretchy and soft straps are definitely an added bonus.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in black
    the sandals in red

    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 $21.41+ (available in sizes 5–11 and nine styles).

    3. Checkered woven slides I'm expecting to see Kourtney Kardashian wearing in her next slew of Instagram posts with Travis Barker — we love a punk rock pair of shoes that also happens to be extremely comfortable.

    Black and white checkered slide-on flats
    Zou Xou Shoes / Etsy

    Zou Xou Shoes is a Black woman-owned business that has been creating handcrafted shoes by Argentinian shoemakers since 2015. The styles are easy and classic so they can be worn for years.

    Promising review: "These shoes are great! The leather is soft and comfortable — no breaking in necessary." —Eileen chao

    Get them from Zou Xou Shoes on Etsy for $185 (available in sizes 5–10).

    4. Steve Madden slides you'll happily slip in and out of all summer long whether you're planning to take a midday stroll or are off to a pal's to enjoy a daiquiri by the pool.

    two photos of the buzzfeed editor wearing black slide sandals
    black slide sandals
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I've been living in these shoes for YEARS. I have them in black and they are one of my tried-and-true favorites. They're just the perfect basic sandal! They look great with dresses, jeans, and leggings which is pretty much all I ask for in a summer shoe. Check the image (left) above to see me wearing them with both a dress and jeans. Since they are open-backed there is no chance of uncomfortable rubbing. I just love 'em.

    Promising review: "This shoe is so cute for how cheap it is!! I would definitely suggest sizing at least a half size up. I usually wear 6 or 7 in shoes and I got this sandal in a 7.5 and it fits just right. I maybe could have even gotten an 8. Overall, it’s a perfect shoe for a warm spring/summer day!" —Morgan

    Get them from Amazon for $49.95 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and six styles).

    5. Colorful wedge slip-ons with a criss-cross design that'll make 'em stand out from all the other sandals in your summer line-up (no need to lie to me, I know you and I both likely have a minimum of eight pairs each in our closets).

    Promising review: "I love these sandals! Super comfy with lots of cushy arch support. Heel height is perfect. I can wear them all day shopping and running around. I typically wear a 6.5, but wear a 6 in Skechers. I highly recommend these sandals for comfort and fashion." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $30+ (available in sizes 5–11 and two styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    6. Cushioned sandals featuring thick straps and a supportive sole for those occasions where you want to rock cute footwear but also would rather not end up with blisters galore.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in black
    a reviewer wearing the sandals in leopard

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these sandals. They are incredibly comfy and fit well. I have semi-narrow feet and these do not feel too loose. The elastic in the straps are soft, so even if they did fit a bit tighter I feel like they would still be comfortable. I plan on buying these in a few colors! :)" —Elaura

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 6–10 and five styles)

    7. Simple leather slides you can count on to go with *everything* and never go out of style — you truly can't go wrong investing in a pair of these bad boys.

    a model wearing the sandals in black
    a model wearing the sandals in brown
    Christina Christi / Etsy

    Christina Christi is a woman-owned small businesses that 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 $70.82 (originally $86.45; available in sizes 5–10.5 and in two colors).

    8. Classic Sam Edelman thong sandals you'll find yourself reaching for summer after summer — they'll stand the test of time and are a basic you'll be glad you treated yourself to each time you wear them.

    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 $39.93+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in five colors).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    9. Platform gladiator Dr. Martens, because why should you only be able to rock your favorite brand of shoes during the cooler seasons? These will help you transition out of your badass boots during the hot summer months.

    a model wearing the strappy platform sandals
    the black leather 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." —Stefanie F.

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $140 or Amazon for $74.40+ (available in sizes 5–11).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    10. Nisolo open-toe clogs complete with shock-absorbing memory foam insoles so you can scurry from brunch to the mall without thinking twice about changing your footwear.

    side view of a model wearing the clogs in sky grey
    side view of a different model wearing the clogs in rose

    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 three colors).

    11. Handmade braided huaraches unlike any other pair of shoes hanging out in your closet — these are gorgeous and you can score them in both a rainbow version or a neutral!

    a model wearing the sandals in rainbow
    a model wearing the sandals in black
    Artesanías Camila / Etsy

    Artesanías Camila woman-owned small business based out of Carthage, Texas. 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 $49.99 (available in sizes 5–10 and three styles).

    12. Studded Steve Madden gladiators that'll bring an edgy vibe to any look you put together this summer, a must-have if you keep staring at yourself in the cute floral sundress you decided try out and can't stop thinking "I'm missing something."

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in nude
    a different reviewer wearing the clear strapped sandals

    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. But seriously, they're so cute I may buy another pair!" —TJ

    Get them from Amazon for $29.40+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 22 styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    13. H-shaped flat sandals you can wear to brunch, dinner, a bridal shower, to run errands, to walk your get the point.

    a reviewer's gold sandals
    the sandal in black

    Promising review: "These sandals are comfortable and fit as expected. I've had them for several weeks now and they seem to be pretty sturdy as well. I can walk in these for miles with no rubbing or chaffing. Highly recommended." —nexy jo

    Get them from Amazon for $19.90 (available in sizes 5–13 and in four colors).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    14. Comfortable sandals you can wear during all of your warm weather adventures without fear of hurting your feet.

    a reviewer in the black and grey sandals
    the sandals in brown

    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 eight styles).

    15. Lace-up, ankle wrap sandals that'll help you perfectly recreate Megara's fabulous look from Hercules. Seriously, they're handmade in Greece! She'd certainly approve.

    a model wearing the sandals in black
    a model wearing the sandals in white
    Greek Chic Handmades / Etsy

    Greek Chic Handmades is a small business based in Athens, Greece. 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 $79.92 (available in sizes 4–14 and in three colors).

    16. Beaded wedge sandals that'll make you feel like you just stepped directly into a scene from Mamma Mia!

    a model wearing the beaded wedge sandals in a light tan color with a zip-up back and beading around the ankles
    a reviewer wearing the shoes in black

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness I LOVE these sandals. My feet look amazing. They are comfortable to walk in despite the high heel because they are wedges. The straps around my leg fit just right." —Colleen Sinclair

    Get them from Amazon for $29.50+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 10 styles).

    17. Faux suede espadrille sandals to add the perfect finishing touch to that dress you've been dying to wear.

    a reviewer's photo of the shoes with a ankle strap and buckle in tan
    another reviewer's photo wearing the shoes in white

    Promising review: "They are so great!! Sturdy and amazing quality for the price. Definitely considering buying them in different colors. I got my normal size and they fit great. I have wide feet and they have plenty of room." —Shelby

    Get them from Amazon for $17.60+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 42 styles).

    18. Simple Steve Madden sandals you can wear with anything in your closet, making them the perfect accessory.

    a reviewer in the shoes in tan
    another reviewer in the shoes in black, they have a vertical strap across the front of the toes and an ankle strap with a buckle

    I have these in tan and have been wearing them for over five years now! They're still super comfortable and haven't taken on any damage in all of that time.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a sleek, minimalist, good quality sandal, these are for you! I was worried that they'd be too narrow for my wide feet, but the sandals fit perfectly. Genuine leather and speedy delivery!" —kay p

    Get them from Amazon for $44.14 (available in sizes 5–11 and 15 styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    19. Classic jelly sandals so you can relive your childhood even though you're an adult with a full-time job and bills.

    four photos of a model wearing the shoes in white
    a reviewer in the black glittery heeled jelly shoes

    Promising review: "These jellies are some of the best I’ve had. The plastic is soft, malleable, and easy to walk in. In other shoes I’m a 7.5/8 so, I ordered a size 8 and they fit perfectly. The heel is hollow and the shoe is lightweight, as opposed to other brands." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5–8 and 13 styles).

    20. A simple block heel you can count on to provide you with style and grace since they're a reasonably sized heel that won't leave you toppling over with every step.

    orange block heels with a thin ankle strap
    a model wearing a black dress with black block heels

    I have these shoes and they are my go-to for any and every occasion. After hurting my foot a few years ago, I can't really wear a high heel. These cute shoes are my solution and saving grace — they're pretty, stylish, and give me a little extra height without hurting my sensitive foot.

    Promising review: "Super cute mid heels, the block heel makes it much easier to walk in versus a stiletto heel so these will be much easier on the feet for prolonged periods of time. These can dress up any outfit. Strap around the ankle is comfy and I don't have to clasp it on the last hole to get it to fit tightly. I'm in LOVE!" —abwill

    Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes 5.5–12, in regular and wide widths, and four styles).

    21. Platform sandals you can count on to improve every outfit you own — no more decision making when it comes to your shoes for the day!

    platform sandals with buckles and horizontal straps and a spotted calf hair design

    These are on the top of my to-buy list right now — so cute!

    Get them from Madewell for $79.99 (available in sizes 5–10).

    22. A faux leather chunky block heel in a stunning shade of baby blue that might as well have inspired Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True."

    model wearing the square open-toe chunky heel shoes in light blue
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique that has been bringing people fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories since 2012. Their mission is to help dress people for their most memorable moments. 

    Get them from Lilly's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes 6–11).

    23. Teva sandals you'll find to be as comfortable as they are cute — get 'em in a playful pattern for an extra pop you didn't know your summer outfits needed.

    Promising review: "I love these sandals! I debated for a few months about buying them because I didn’t think they looked particularly stylish but I am so glad I decided to get them. They are SO comfortable. I walked all day the first time I wore them and had zero blisters or rubbing on my skin like some shoes during the break in period. There really isn’t a break in period — they’re good to go out of the box. It feels like walking on a squishy yoga mat and the ribbed texture is really pleasant. It’s nice that the straps are really adjustable. And honestly, I think they do look cute! They go with shorts or jeans but I’d probably wear them with a casual dress or skirt too. I’ve worn them to work a couple times when my feet were sore and they didn’t look out of place. Highly recommend." —Joanna Salerna

    Get them from Amazon for $27.47+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 33 styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    24. Floral slides that'll make it look like you're prancing through a field of daisies whenever you take a step — and who on earth wouldn't enjoy that?

    platform slide sandals in yellow with white daisies printed on them

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE SHOES! The multi colored flowers are very pretty. Very comfortable style, cushioned and molded footbed!" —Annelemon

    Get them from Anthropologie for $120 (available in sizes 5–10).

    25. Standard flip-flops with thin straps you can buy a few pairs of to keep in your beach bag or the trunk of your car for last minute sandy excursions.

    rose gold flip flips with thin straps

    Promising review: "Love these easy, 'wear with anything' flip-flops. I've worn them with a cute spring dress and then the same day, wore them with jeans! I absolutely LOVE them. Actually, I'm headed to our local Aerie tomorrow to buy them in the gold finish as well." —Karen

    Get them from Aerie for $19.95 (available in sizes 6–10 and four styles).

    26. Heeled Chinese Laundry sandals to make you say "dayyyyum girl!" when you look in the mirror.

    a model wearing the slip-on block heel sandals with a thick buckle in mustard yellow
    the shoes in white and pink

    Promising review: "I purchased the sunflower yellow. The suede has a sheen to it that makes them look like a lush gold, but not in tacky cheap way. The photos, including mine, make the suede look more rough/hairy than they look. It is very smooth and soft. These are the kind of shoes that are so comfy you feel like you could run in them. I'm a size 7.5 but I purchased an 8 just to be safe and they fit prefectly. I have a wide foot and a high arch." —Christa

    Get them from Amazon for $44.45+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and 11 styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    27. Tried-and-true Birkenstocks, because there's a reason these have been a trend for years. Spoiler: they're really freakin' comfortable.

    a model in white birkenstock sandals at the beach
    birkenstock / Via

    Promising review: "As a person with years of foot issues, and three surgeries I am always looking for shoes that are comfortable but still cute, stylish. Birkenstock’s are my favorite in the summer. I originally bought these for when I am poking around in my garden so they can be easily washed off. Little did I know they would become my favorite sandals and my go-to every time I leave the house. I highly recommend these to anyone with foot pain especially or just anyone who wants to feel like they aren’t wearing shoes but have support under their feet. These are lightweight, comfortable and can be a stylish staple in your footwear." —Danielle C.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.34+ (available in women's sizes 5.5–15.5, men's sizes 3–13.5, and 23 styles).

    28. Sanuk sling sandals with soles made of recycled yoga mats for a colorful but comfortable addition to your closet.

    Three models wearing different colored Sanuk sling sandals on the beach.
    A model wearing different colored Sanuk sling sandals.

    Promising review: "I bought these while I was pregnant because I needed a comfortable sandal. These are suuuper comfy and great quality, I like them so much I bought another pair in a different color. Highly recommended." —JKW

    Get them from Amazon for $19.40+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in six colors).

    29. Toms cutout sandals you can pair perfectly with all of your go-to summer dresses *and* show off your fresh pedicure.

    Promising review: "WOW THESE shoes are SO comfy! They are really soft and flexible — reminds me of a dance shoe. I am not a heel person but this heel is the perfect height. The foot bed is cushiony and the suede is really soft. I usually don't spend this much on a pair of shoes that I wouldn't wear on a daily basis, but I'm so glad I did! They are my go-to shoe with a crop pant or dress now." —tara_fitandhappy

    Get them from Amazon for $40.48+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 10 colors).

    30. Strappy sandals you'll be able to wear right out of the box — they're *that* comfortable! (Seriously, these are so amazing that they have more than 12,000 5-star reviews.)

    model wearing the strappy sandals in black

    Promising review: "These fit the bill for a comfortable summer sandal! I did not realize how comfortable they would be. The rope design is soft and strong without cutting into my foot, they don't require any break-in time, and they fit very nicely." —KewlSoles

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 25 styles).

    31. Sam Edelman two-band slides you can dress up or down — they'll look darling whether you wear 'em with a flowy maxi dress or cutoffs.

    feet in shoes with gold bands
    the shoes with black bands

    Promising review: "I love these sandals! I have wide feet and often run into the foot muffin-top problem. My Birkenstocks are on the loosest setting, for example. Finally a properly fitting sandal that flatters my feet. I would say they almost have a slimming effect on heavier-set peds like mine. I haven’t worn them for long walks but so far they are comfortable and a bit more supportive than some thinly-soled sandals." —Lydia

    Get them from Amazon for $37.41+ (available in sizes 5–11, regular and wide widths, and 22 styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Me, the moment anyone suggests I don't need another pair of sandals:

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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