20 Summer Sandals I Love!

June 17, 2022

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When we lived in Idaho, I could get away with wearing boots through May because, honestly, there was still a chance that it was going to snow at any moment. But here in NC, I swear the sun came out in February and the weather has been so sunny and warm ever since. I was fully expecting long, hot summers when we moved here, but what I didn’t expect (but ABSOLUTELY LOVE) are the extended Spring and Falls with warm temps where you don’t need a jacket most of the year. While my 7 pairs of snow boots have been collecting dust since we moved here, my sandal collection has been multiplying. I love to have a slide that’s pool safe, leather slide, something strappy, something with a back for  activities. I rounded up a few of my favorites of the season below (pedicure not included, and I desperately need one).

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1. Kendra Slides $16 Puffy sandals are really in right now and these are a great dupe to some more expensive ones I own and I couldn’t even tell you the difference.
2. Puff Cross-Strap $19 I have large feet (a size 11), which makes it really difficult to order some higher end shoes. These look exactly like some Anine Bing ones that I wanted that didn’t come in my size! I ordered them so fast.
3. Puffy Slides $19 Had and love these but beware, they shrink if you leave them out in the sun….or in the back of your trunk in the heat. Lesson learned. I need to order a new pair haha.
4. The Day Crossover $75 The perfect, effortless crossover sandal.
5. Rope Sandals $25 These are so delicate and lovely and can easily be worn with sweat shorts or a cute summer dress.
6. Ruthie Quilted $30 If you’re looking for a budget sandal that’s going to stay put and take you places, this is IT!
7. Kailey Slides $44 I love these with jeans. They’re so classic. A staple almost.
8. Freedom Moses Slides $50 Have 2 pairs of these! They come in so many fun designs and they’re perfect for the pool or beach!
9. Metallic Buckle $56 I’m really into deep, reddish browns lately. I think it’s such a nod to the past and these sandals are so beautiful with the buckle on it.
10. ReNew Sport Sandal $75 These are perfect for hikes! But are neutral enough to wear with a pair of jeans.
11. Austyn TKEES $75 Have these. Love these! They’re so minimal, it almost gives a bare foot vibe.
12. Velcro Strap $80 If on one side of the trends, you have puffy, on the other end, you have CHUNKY. I can’t believe they’re back, but I’d totally wear these on the daily.
13. Hillary Braided Slide $84 As soon as I saw the soft buff color of these braided slides, I knew I wanted to add them to my collection. They’re so comfortable, too!
14. Margie Black Multi $90 Give me quilted, puffy, strappy, black and brass any DAY OF THE WEEK.
15. Vince Camuto Antonni Slide $79 I got these originally to wear for an event. A tiny heel and simple slide, but I can’t tell you how many times I reach for them!
16. Dr. Martens Blaire Hydro Leather Strap $100 A summer version of your fav winter boot.
17. Charley Double-Strap Slide $110 I own these and would recommend a half size up if you can. I couldn’t because I got the largest size they had and my feet touch the front and back. I love the way they meld to my feet–they’re really nice quality, but I sometimes wish I had a little more length.
18. Cady Lugsole Sandal $118 I have these and wear them often, but will say they do run a little narrow. I have narrow feet so it’s not a problem for me, but they didn’t work on a friend’s foot.
19. SOREL Roaming Multi Strap $120 These are probably my most worn sandals on the go. They are insanely comfortable–like walking on a cloud!–and the straps keep everything in place so I don’t have to worry about losing a shoe. I love them so much!
20. Lizzie Sandals $349 If you are looking to spend some money, I’ve heard amazing reviews about these!

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  1. katie says:

    Cute! Do you wear flip flops?

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