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    21 Strappy Sandals You'll Want To Wear All Summer Long

    Sandals, flops, and — of course — gladiators to make your feet happy this summer.

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    1. Faux-leather and cork "fisherman" sandals that will be as comfortable on your feet as you are on the open sea., Amazon

    Promising review: "I haven't taken these shoes off all summer! I traveled to five countries in Europe, walked over 13 miles a day, and my feet never hurt. They are now forming to my feet due to the cork sole. I absolutely love the style and the fit! Can't say enough about these shoes." —istall91

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 33 colors).

    2. Ankle-strap sandals whose elastic bands will keep them from feeling too restricting. Elastigirl wears these on her days off from crime fighting, no question.

    Promising review: "These are SUPER comfy and look exactly like the picture. They also shipped well and maintained their shape. I wear them a couple times a week at least!" —Leah Good

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 11 colors).

    3. Vegan leather two-tone gladiators for making everyone think you're a beach kid, even if you live in the middle of Ohio.


    Promising review: "I get many compliments on these sandals. They go with practically anything!" —Karen Edmondson

    Get them from Amazon for $22.50 (available in sizes 6–10 and two colors).

    4. A classic sandal with a slight wedge so you can have a new go-to shoe faster than you can count how many straps they have., Amazon

    Promising review: "Soooooo cute! I HATE sandals that feel cheap, and these feel and look quality! They have enough support to walk for hours in (gonna be great for our beach vacation), and I love the placement of all the straps and snug-but-not-too-snug fit." —Jennifer VanGenderen

    Get them from Amazon for $27.50+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 23 colors).

    5. Shell-studded wrap sandals, because maybe your feet are cute bro twins named Chad and Brad who wear pooka shell necklaces and legitimately pull them off.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $68 (available in EU sizes 36–41 and two colors).

    6. Braided gladiators that Hercules and Meg could and, frankly, should each own a pair of.


    Promising review: "I am so happy with these sandals. These are my third pair of sandals from Plaka and every pair have fit perfectly. I love all of the different styles and I recommend them 100%. Also, they do not stretch out. They are true to shape, even if you get them wet while wearing them." —Natalie Frinchaboy

    Get them from Amazon $32.95+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 10 colors).

    7. A simple earth tone flat, because sometimes less is more, even when it comes to sandals.


    Promising review: "Most comfortable sandals I have ever owned! They feel a bit loose in the front, but they're so soft that if they were tighter I'm sure they would give you blisters. The gold color dresses up any outfit without making it look like you're trying too hard. I love that I can wear these to church or to class." —Natojan

    Get them from Amazon for $15.49+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 15 colors).

    8. Thong sandals with a zippered back so you don't have to waste time struggling to get your foot through a maze of straps before heading out the door.

    Promising review: "LOVE these sandals! Already considering getting a second pair just to have on hand. Very comfortable and will wear them for walking long distances. A little small in the shape of the sole for the toes, that but may just be the way my feet are shaped." —BookwormMama14

    Get them from Amazon for $27.50+ (available in sizes 6–11 and three colors).

    9. Sandals featuring a fun braided strap that will have all your other shoes gossiping about how these are "showing off."


    Promising review: "Love these sandals! No break-ins necessary. I wore them out of the box and have no blisters. I even wore these at the San Diego Zoo and my feet were okay after the day visit." —Karen Gee

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and four colors).

    10. Lace-up gladiators available in a ton of fun colors so you can rock a veritable rainbow of sandals throughout the week.

    Promising review: "Love these! Hey have a flexible base and plenty of room to expand if you larger ankles. I would definitely recommend these for inexpensive summer sandals." —Mrs Hepburn

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 11 colors).

    11. Billabong thong sandals that are as fun to wear as they are to say. Everyone together now — "Billabong thong, Billabong thong, Billabong thong."

    Promising review: "Love these! I was looking for an inexpensive pair of sandals that will go with anything — casual or dressy. They quickly became my go-to for the spring/summer weather. I wouldn't change a thing about them, and I'm definitely going to buy more colors!" —jessica s

    Get them from Amazon for $17.51+ (available in sizes 6–10 and 17 colors).

    12. Faux-suede gladiators with scalloped edges so you're technically always catching a ~wave~ and hanging ten.


    Nordstrom suggests going down half a size for the perfect fit.

    Get them from Nordstrom for $46.96 (originally $78.95, available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    13. Braided sandals that are super comfy and water-resistant, making these perfect for anyone often transforming between human and mermaid — lookin' at you, Ariel.


    Promising review: "I bought these for a trip to New Orleans, which involved lots and lots of walking in high humidity. I literally got compliments on them everywhere we went, and they were so comfortable I could wear them all day. We walked miles and miles and my feet didn't hurt (which is a small miracle given that I have arthritis). They're surprisingly durable and the woven fabric is incredibly soft. Even when my feet swelled due to the heat and humidity, they were still pretty darn comfy. I highly recommend these sandals and plan to buy a few more pairs this spring." —UrbanUtah

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 21 colors).

    14. Crocs ankle-strap wedges, because the world deserves a grown-up version of '90s jelly shoes and I cannot believe I am saying this, but Crocs delivered.


    Promising review: "Now these are Crocs! I walked around my home all day with these just to test them out for work, and I'm so happy! I love it when I win, and these shoes are a win — they are so cute and comfortable that I forget that I have on heels until I'm towering over someone. I'm definitely looking into buying other colors when they have my size. These are an 8 and true to size. Get a pair!" —G. Johnson

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–8).

    15. Or a flat, strappy Croc if you just want to lean in to that soft and enticingly cushy Croc lifestyle.


    Promising review: "Just got these today and love them! Perfect for spring/summer since they can get wet and are easy to clean. I’ve been wearing them, and they’re very comfortable. So glad I found these! Never thought I would own a pair of Crocs, but these are very acceptable." —Giggleluscious

    Get them from Amazon for $13.18+ (available in sizes 4–11 and four colors).

    16. Criss-cross sandal booties that are relatably indecisive. Is it a boot? Is it a sandal? Why choose? WE CAN HAVE IT ALL!

    Promising review: "I have a slightly wider foot, and I like this brand of shoes because they fit nicely and are comfortable. I can walk and be on my feet for hours with no problem. I always add foot petals in all my shoes for extra comfort. They're not the most expensive looking shoe, but I have plenty that have cost more but nowhere as comfortable." —Candyga

    Get them from Amazon for $22.89+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and four colors).

    17. Leopard print espadrille wedges so you can very literally take a walk on the wild side.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $25 (available in sizes 6–10.

    18. Ankle-strap sandals with a 'lil heel for when you feel like taking on the world with an extra half inch on your side.

    Promising review: "I'm between a 5.5 and 6, and ordered a 5.5 based on other reviews. These sandals are so cute and surprisingly comfortable. The quality looks and feels much more expensive than what I paid for these babies. The straps aren't suede but a soft velvet — very fine and soft. Love the height of the heel. These are perfect for summer and can elevate any outfit. These are a steal! I would recommend these sandals for people with normal or narrow feet." —Liz

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and in six colors).

    19. Metallic wedge sandals for setting the ~gold standard~ of cool to weigh all your other shoes against.


    Get them from Zappos for $49 (available in sizes 6–10).

    20. Knotted block heels to throw on before going out when you're feeling a little ~knotty~.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and two colors).

    21. And some bright green Rag and Bone sandals that — I'm gonna *Neon*-est — are the cutest shoes I've ever seen.


    Get them from Zappos for $395 (available in EU sizes 35–41 and three colors).

    In all these strappy sandals, you're gonna look as good as Hercules!


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

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