5 Favorites: Summer Sandals
Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s time for another edition of 5 Favorites, and today I’m going to talk about my 5 favorite pairs of summer sandals.
Maybe I should divide this up into flats and heels, but I’ll go ahead and combine them so we can move on to other wardrobe items next week.
My 5 Favorite Summer Sandals
#1. Tory Burch Miller Flip Flops // I’m sure it will surprise no one that these sandals top my list. I wear them probably 5 days out of 7 during the summertime, I keep them in my closet year round for anytime I’m traveling to a warm destination, and I always throw them in my tote to wear home from pedicure appointments.
I love these because they’re comfortable and the medallion is such a pretty detail. I have the sand patent, but they come in a ton of color options.
Yes, they’re spendy, and I’m certainly not saying that anyone one needs $200 sandals, but figuring on a cost-per-wear basis, I have gotten more than my money’s worth out of these babies. Plus they have a lot of miles left on them — they still look like new and they’re almost two years old. For size reference, I have the 8, which is the size I typically take in a sandal, so they run true to size.
#2. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals // Again, this will surprise no one who reads my blog on a regular basis, but if I’m not wearing the Miller sandals, I’m usually wearing these thong sandals in the shiny gold. I love a metallic shoe because it seems just a tad dressier than other neutral colors, and this classic minimalistic design is super versatile and goes well with everything from shorts to jeans to dresses.
These sandals come in a TON of colors from neutrals to brights to pastels, and they’re very comfortable for a flat sandal. The ankle strap is adjustable for a customized fit. For size reference, I have the 8.5 so you will want to size up a half size in these.
#3. Abeo Samantha Neutral Sandals c/o // Unfortunately sizes on these are limited but I had to include them because they saved my feet when I was at Disney World a few months ago. I didn’t have any supportive sandals because my foot issues/injuries finally got better and I was happy to kick my comfort sandals to the curb once I didn’t have to baby my feet anymore, but when I realized how much walking I’d be doing at Disney, I was so glad The Walking Company had recently send these for me to sample and share with you because they’re pretty much all I wore. (My feet get hot in sneakers so I prefer sandals at Disney World in the warmer months.)
I love the style because it’s on trend and flattering with a casual boho feel, and they don’t look at all like the comfort sandals of yesteryear, but the footbed is incredibly supportive and comfortable. These didn’t require any breaking in. I hardly wore them before I put them on for two days of touring Disney parks, and I didn’t get a single blister. They run true to size; I have them in an 8.
I don’t have a close-up picture, but I did find this.
If you like this style but don’t need the support of a comfort sandal, take a look at the Lucky Brand Adinis sandal. It has some cushioning in the footbed and the straps are super soft and comfortable. Bonus: they’re on sale! These sandals also run true to size.
#4. Sam Edleman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandals // This style is super popular right now and several brands have similar sandals, but these are my favorite. They quality is evident in the look and feel, and they hold up well to several hours of wear. The 4″ heels are high, but with the ankle strap, they offer enough stability to keep my feet happy.
I have the oatmeal suede, and I love it — it’s the perfect neutral that compliments the cool tones I tend to wear, but they also come in a lot of other colors. (In fact, I have a blue pair too!) These run true to size; I have the 8.
If you like this style but don’t want to spend the Sam Edelman price, there are lots of other options including this Merona Lulu from Target. Also, the Steve Madden Irenee is a nice lower heeled option.
#5. This pair of Stuart Weitzmans is absolutely my favorite pair of espadrille wedges, but they’ve been discontinued so I’m also going to include their runner-up because I want all of my picks in my 5 Favorites series to be currently shoppable. I love these because they are gorgeous and super flattering and different from anything else I have. They go with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts but I usually wear them with jeans.
Marc Fisher Annie Perforated Platform Espadrille Wedges // This style is a variation on the popular Marc Fisher Adalyn style, and I think it’s really fun, especially in this blush color. They look great with blue jeans and white jeans as well as shorts and dresses/skirts. These run true to size; I have the size 8.
I also have some edgier block heeled sandals I like a lot, but this series is called 5 favorites so I’ll stop here! Clearly I have a thing for sandals. LOL!
I realize a post like this is highly personal in nature. Your favorite shoes will depend largely on your budget and lifestyle and the area of the country where you live.
I don’t mind spending a little more on good shoes so there are no budget buys in this list. What’s the saying? Invest in your shoes and your sheets because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other… or something like that! Haha!
As far as lifestyle goes, my lifestyle is quite casual so I wear my flat sandals way more than my heels, but I do like to have a variety of wedges and block heel sandals to throw on when I want to dress up my casual looks a little bit more. Then I have a few pairs of pumps and strappy sandals for dressier outfits… but that’s another 5 favorites post.
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