Summer is coming in hot, and before you know it, those daily temperatures will be so high that you won’t even be able to fathom wearing shoes and socks. Instead, it’s time to be on the lookout for a new pair of stylish sandals to keep your feet cool, and your look nice and hot. With so many options to choose from, it can be a daunting effort trying to find the perfect pair for you. There are flip-flop sandals, gladiator sandals, slide sandals, leather sandals, waterproof sandals, and so many more types that you can choose from. Whether you’re looking to dress very practically or very attractively, there’s a pair for you on this list of 8 stylish sandals to stay cool this summer!
Teva brand sandals were created in 1984 when a river guide decided to strap two Velcro wrist bands to his flip flops to keep them secure and safe from the possibility of floating away. Teva’s sandals are made very similar to this day. The Teva Original Universal sandal is the most bare-bones type of sandal you can buy (besides flip flops, of course), but their use of simple Velcro straps allows each wearer to find the perfect fit for their feet and tread any type of terrain more securely than you might with other sandals on. Plus, they are made with a REPREVE material which is made from recycled plastics, so you’re doing the world a favor when you buy a pair of Tevas!
You can order the Original Universal Sandal from Teva in the “90s Multi” color option for $50.00!
Birkenstock is a shoemaker turned sandal brand that originates from Germany. Birkenstocks are known as some of the comfiest types of sandals out there because of their contoured cork soles which, to some degree, will eventually mold and form to the wearer’s feet. Having a shoe that has essentially been trained to follow your arches and support the heel and balls of your feet is something worth thinking about, and although many of Birkenstock’s styles are quite pricey, you may find that they’re just so comfortable, they’re worth it! This particular pair is a waterproof pair, so it isn’t made from the cork material, however, it does feature the same essential design, and it repels any liquids and stains, unlike Birkenstock’s other styles.
You can order these Birkenstock EVA Arizona sandals for $44.95 from Dick’s Sporting Goods!
3. Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens is probably known more for their edgy yet comfy leather combat and canvas boots than they are for their sandals, but they’ve earned a place on the list anyhow. Stemming from angry British punk roots, Dr. Martens is here to send a message. Show everyone around just how confident and independent you can be by sliding on a pair of Dr. Martens Blaire Flatform Sandals. Made with a bit of a lift, like most other Dr. Marten styles, you’ll gain a couple of inches with this pair of stylish sandals. With such a thick sole and bold straps, these sandals are such to catch some attention (the good kind)!
You can order these Dr. Martens sandals from Free People’s website for $100.00.
4. Steve Madden
Steve Madden is a common name in young women’s fashion, and it’s a reliable name, too. These Steve Madden Keys sandals are gladiator-inspired and very strappy. Gladiator sandals are made to look the way most sandals looked in the times of Ancient Greece when gladiators would fight to the death in an arena for nothing more than entertainment. Many powerful Greek gods and goddesses are depicted to this day in sandals resembling the “gladiator” look we’ve come to know and love, so why not get yourself a pair of these stylish sandals and look and feel like a goddess!
You can order these divine Steve Madden sandals from DSW for $49.99!
Sugar is a brand that stems from 9th Ave in New York City, like many of today’s most well-known and loved fashion brands. Specializing in affordable yet unique styles, you can find Sugar’s line of shoes in places like Macy’s and Kohl’s. This pair of stylish sandals feature a beautiful rose-gold tint, which is perfect for almost any outfit. These Sugar sandals are officially called the Malou Gladiators, which makes sense when you consider how strappy they are. With a zipper fastening at the heel of each sandal, you can feel confident that the sandal won’t slip off, and you can feel free to enjoy your summer day.
You can order these adorable Sugar sandals from Kohl’s for just $39.99!
What is a list of stylish sandals without including the iconic Adidas slides? Beloved by people of all ages and genders, including supermodel Gigi Hadid, the Adidas comfort slides are some of the simplest yet somehow most stylish and comfortable sandals out there. Whether worn with socks or bare, the Adidas slides seem to go with any outfit and most occasions. The only downside to such a seemingly perfect pair of sandals is that they aren’t secured to your feet in any way, and therefore, don’t make good shoes for any occasion where you may have to move quickly. Thus, the Adidas Adilette comfort slides for women are the perfect choice for a leisurely summer day or night!
You can order these Adidas Adilette slide sandals from the Adidas website for just $35!
7. Dirty Laundry
While Dirty Laundry is the name of countless song titles, it is also the name of a collection of shoes designed by Chinese Laundry, of Los Angeles. Chinese Laundry offers women a wide variety of shoes, sandals, boots, and slippers to wear that are meant to boost confidence. For example, this is our only pair of heeled sandals on the list, and these are perhaps the most sexy stylish sandals one can buy. These sandals are called “Fun Stuff,” and they feature an alligator skin texture and pattern that only adds to the notion of female power when you put these gorgeous sandals on.
You can find these sexy stylish sandals by Dirty Laundry on the Lulus website for $60.00!
One might expect to see the UGG brand name in a list of beautiful boots or best booties, not a list of stylish sandals. However, UGG has expanded its collection over the past few years, to include sneakers, shoes, sandals, and slippers, rather than just super soft and comfy boots. This “Oh Yeah” UGG slipper slide is more like a fluffy sandal than anything. It features two bold straps over the foot to hold the shoe in place, and another strap behind the ankle to ensure the sandal won’t flip right off. Made with sheepskin, you’re sure to absolutely adore the softness and sweetness of these stylish sandals!
You can order the UGG Oh Yeah slipper slides directly from the UGG website for $100.00.
Which pair of these stylish sandals will you be rocking this summer? Let us know in the comments below!
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