The idea of easy-to-walk-in, “comfortable” sandals may trigger visuals of orthopaedic footwear with unsightly straps and awkward heel heights. But thanks to a certain few brands who have managed to meld chic design with footbed relief, those optics are looking a lot better.
Though the days of painful, sky-high heels that pinch your toes aren’t necessarily gone, they are on holiday this summer. This season, sophistication is served in walkable flats, flip-flops, and even dad sneakers. Ahead, we’re happily welcoming the trend with a curated selection of the cushiest, most comfortable sandals you could walk a mile in.
It’s time to give the flip-flops and thong sandals of yesteryear a second chance. This summer, both casual styles are reemerging in buttery leather, dauntless hues, and modern textures.
In the latest “ugly” fashion craze, a sandal no one with a sartorial mind would have accepted just a few years ago is cool again. The best part about this tourist evolution is the versatility in which these travel-inspired gems are created.
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Clog sandals have been around for years, but today, there are many elevated and comfortable iterations of them.
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Comfortable slides are always a summer go-to. You will find that you’ll be able to tread miles without complaints.
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Caged sandals, also known as fisherman sandals, are the perfect alternative to your open-toe stalwarts.
Mid-height platforms: They’re high enough to add some leg, but low enough to wander around in for hours and not feel a tinge of pain. The look you may lack in your favourite kitten heel can be found in a pair of these supportive and versatile sandals.
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This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.