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    Updated on Jul 14, 2020. Posted on Jul 14, 2020

    23 Practical Sandals That Are (Shockingly) Not Hideous

    Your feet will thank you when you're sporting wedges that are actually... comfortable.

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    1. Sam Edelman flat sandals have a backstrap closure and serve as a perfect choice for those who want something flat and secure.


    Promising Review: "Perfect fit and incredibly comfortable. The leather is really soft." —Heather Sharpe

    Get them from Amazon for $25.50—$109 (available in 17 styles, and sizes 4.5–11).

    2. Sanuk yoga sling sandals make wearers feel as if they're walking on clouds — I mean, they're walking on yoga mat material, so it's basically the same thing, right?, Amazon

    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 five miles around Dallas, Texas with no blisters and very happy feet. I would highly recommend these!" —T. Brandt

    Get them from Amazon for $19.98—$80.98 (available in various styles, and sizes 5–11).

    3. Hush Puppies suede sandals combine two wonderful things — comfort and trendiness. It doesn't get better than that.


    Promising Review: "Very comfortable and stylish enough for work." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $22.80-$70.61 (available in six colors, and sizes 5.5–12).

    4. Blowfish Malibu wedge sandals have the teeniest tiniest bit of a platform so you're still wearing relatively flat shoes, but just a little kick of height. Like, just a tad., Amazon

    Promising Review: "These have quickly become my go-to shoes! They are so comfortable and fashion forward." —Erika D

    Get them from Amazon for $32.50—$59.99 (available in 11 colors, and sizes 6–11).

    5. Nisolo slide sandals give you an effortlessly chic look no matter where you're headed — seriously, like no effort on your part, just slide them on and rock them all day long.


    Promising review: "They are incredibly soft and buttery when you first put them on. No breaking in time was required. I did think the color was a hair darker based on the photos than they are, but I still love them anyway." —Yolanda G.

    Get them from Nisolo for $90 (available in three colors, and sizes 6—10).

    6. Madewell colorful slide sandals will add a fun pop of color to your lewk — they're essentially like wearing rainbows on your feet. Yup, you struck gold.

    The sandals in multi-color

    Promising review: "These sandals are great! So comfortable and really cute. The rainbow color isn't super bright, it's very tasteful. These are true to size and guess what? They don't make a flip-flop sound when you walk so you can wear them to work! I love mine and plan to buy these in different colors." —IHeartMadewell

    Get them from Madewell for $49.99 (available in three colors, and sizes 5—11).

    7. Plaka braided sandals give off tropical island vibes, even if you're approximately a million miles away from paradise, and walking around the concrete jungle that is NYC... not speaking from personal experience or anything., Amazon

    Promising Review: "These are so incredibly comfortable! The weave is soft, and there are no places that rub uncomfortably." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95—$34.95 (available in 23 colors, and sizes 6–11).

    8. Aminah Abdul Jillil bow sandals in "Barbie pink" that'll make a super bold and fun statement. You can never go wrong when it comes to adding more bright pink to your wardrobe.

    The sandals
    Aminah Abdul Jillil

    Aminah Abdul Jillil is a black-owned company by Aminah Abdul Jillil whose luxury shoe designs are inspired by the culture, art, design, and fashion she's seen around the world while touring as a dancer for none other than Britney Spears. Be sure to check out all of the fabulous shoes Aminah Abdul Jillil has to offer here.

    Get them from Aminah Abdul Jillil for $255 (available in sizes 6—11).

    9. J. Adams platform sandals provide the true miracle of actually being able to wear wedge shoes that are WALKABLE. Yes, it's possible!


    Promising Review: "It is so hard to find a good wedge that will literally walk with you and not hurt your feet, and these shoes do just that." —Aishwaryame

    Get them from Amazon for $29.90—$45 (available in 10 colors, and sizes 5.5–11).

    10. Birkenstock Arizona sandals are a true staple in any wardrobe. These easy slip-ons might be the only things you ever wanna wear again, and we don't blame you.


    Promising review: "Loved them!! Definitely what I expected!! I'm normally a 37, but I went up to a 38 and they fit perfectly. I couldn't wait to wear them. They were so comfy the first wear and every time after. I didn't go through the painful 'breaking-in period.' Definitely would buy again in a different color to add to my new collection. Can't say enough good things!!" —Silvia

    Get them from Amazon for $89.95–$194.95 (available in various styles, and sizes 5/5.5–12/12.5).

    11. Shibever bohemian beaded sandals feature an elastic strap backing so your feet won't feel constrained by buckle measurements. Plus: pretty embellishments!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I am recovering from a very serious leg and ankle break/dislocation. My husband and I were going on a cruise with friends and I needed a pair of comfortable sandals with a back and some cushion. I didn't have high expectations with this choice because what I needed is hard to find especially if I want them to be attractive. Not only did I receive many compliments on my 'cute sandals,' I was able to walk around the ship and our port stops all day! They were so comfortable! So happy I purchased these!!!" —Portia Burke

    Get them from Amazon for $13.39—$26.99 (available in 12 styles, and sizes 4.5–10).

    12. Madewell strappy sandals made with a bit of a platform, but nothing too dramatic, because these shoes are not only made for walking, but for strutting and showing off, and that's just what they'll do!

    The sandals

    Promising review: "These are going to sell out, I imagine. They are SO cute. I opened the box and the wonderful smell of leather awaited me. The heel is just what I wanted...enough for cuteness but not so tall that my feet will get tired wearing them all day. They have the perfect amount of 'strappiness' and stay on easily enough while walking. I'm glad I snagged a pair before they do sell out. If you're on the fence about them, give them a try! They are going to go with many outfits for years to come." —stylegirl100

    Get them from Madewell for $99.99 (available in sizes 5—11).

    13. Clarks wedge sandals prove it is in fact possible to wear cute wedges in the summertime, without making your feet feel like they want to fall off., Amazon

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I have horrible arthritic feet, and I usually have to buy very ugly shoes. I decided to try these because I have a job interview coming up. Hands down the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn! I wore them to work — I'm on my feet eight to nine hours at a time and they were great! No pain, no blisters, and this morning after, no soreness! Don't doubt them, just buy them!!!!" —laura sue androy

    Get them from Amazon for $35.61—$145.56 (available in six colors, and sizes 5–12).

    14. DolphinBanana embellished sandals make a great choice to add another pretty pair of shoesies to your collection at a fabulous price., Amazon

    Promising review: "These shoes were really cute and comfortable! My daughter has sensory issues so we were looking for a cute pair of Sunday shoes that she would actually wear. The sole is velvety and really soft and comfortable. The stretchy back keeps it from giving her blisters." —Aaron Whitfield

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99—$24.99 (available in 20 styles, and sizes 5–11).

    15. Dr. Scholl's wide strap wedge sandals feature a contoured footbed, so you can get the maximum comfort the brand is known for, all while remaining the trendiest person no matter where you are.


    Promising review: "I bought these shoes because I need a bit of support and structure in my shoes and I absolutely LOVE them. My feet have been sweeping recently so I was worried about straps crossing and cutting but I haven’t had any problems. They are comfortable and lighter than they look. Even with my big size 10 feet, they manage to still look lovely. A great buy and so versatile — I wear them with dresses and with my cropped jeans and pants!!" —Kiki62

    Get them from Nordstrom for $99.95 (available in three colors, and sizes 6—11).

    16. Aerie flip-flops you may just wanna buy in every style/color — go ahead. There's no such thing as owning too many flip-flops, don't let anyone tell you differently.

    The sandals in rose gold

    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 $14.96 (available in seven styles, and sizes 6—10).

    17. Zou Xou thong sandals combine the lightness of flip-flops with the structure of leather slides creating a sandal that's not only super practical, but is also very comfortable and very, very trendy.

    The sandals in black
    Zou Xou

    Zou Xou is a black-owned company whose founder, Katherine Theobalds believes in sensible shoes, so that's just what she makes — shoes that are comfy, versatile, useful, and well-made. Be sure to check out all of the awesome shoes Zou Xou has to offer here.

    Get them from Zou Xou for $149 (available in sizes 36—42).

    18. IDIFU chunky heel sandals look like they'd be anything but comfy, so I hope your mind is ready to be blown., Amazon

    Promising review: "I wore this shoe to my mom's 65th birthday party. Between hosting, serving, decorating, and dancing all night, this shoe held up to the test. They are extremely comfortable. The fit was perfect. The sole of the shoe had a bit of a cushion which made the shoe extremely comfy to dance in. Because I have large ankles I took the shoes to my cobbler to extend the ankle straps and they were perfect." —Queen

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99—$38.99 (available in 22 styles, and sizes 5–11).

    19. Crocs T-strap sandals provide just pure comfort — there's no other way to say it. You're gonna want to order in every color, and we think you should., Amazon

    Promising review: "I am in love with these shoes!!! I'd say they fit somewhat small only because I usually wear a 9, and these are an exact fit. No room for error. They are extremely comfortable as Crocs normally are. Perfectly cute and will do great for my plantar fasciitis. I want them in more colors!" —Brandy Hayes Angel

    Get them from Amazon for $30.99—$51.17 (available in six colors, and sizes 4–11).

    20. TOMS cutout sandals offer a lightly padded footbed so you can enjoy the comfort TOMS wonderful shoes are known for, all while rocking a super cute cutout design. Just like poetic prophet Hannah Montana once said, "you get the best of both worlds."

    A reviewer wearing the sandals in natural yarn-dye

    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 $32.25—$134.99 (available in 10 colors, and sizes 5—12).

    21. Clarks flat sandals feature twisted straps on the top for a shoe that's the perfect mix of cute and casual., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these sandals! Very comfortable. Used them for a trip to Europe and walked 15,000 steps plus daily. No problems for my problem feet. The straps are slightly adjustable and fit perfectly. I normally wear a 7.5 or 8 if I need more arch room due to high arches. The 7.5 fits perfectly with great arch support and a soft foot bed. Get lots of compliments on the style." —the25angel

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95—$124.91 (available in six colors, and sizes 5–12).

    22. Dream Pairs cut-out sandals are simple, cute, and comfy, and come in a wonderful assortment of colors. Your hardest decision is gonna be figuring out which one you should buy.


    Promising review: "I really like these shoes. I wore them all day for a beach wedding and they were super comfortable. The clasp is adjustable, and the shoes have a bit of sparkle but aren't gaudy. They are a bit on the narrow side, which I found flattering, but if you have very wide feet these might not be the best for you." —Phila

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99—$25.99 (available in 11 colors, and sizes 5–11).

    23. PepStep slide sandals serve as a wonderful everyday shoe choice — they're basic enough that they can be worn daily, and trendy enough to dress up pretty much every outfit.

    The sandals in black

    Promising review: "Wow. Super comfortable. I ordered my usual size six and they fit great. The top is not tight at all. I feel as though a wider foot can fit in here also. They are cushiony, like I’m waking on a cloud. Love, love, love them." —Melanie_and_David

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99—$22.99 (available in sizes 6–10).

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