Summer is here, and with it comes warm weather and several opportunities to show off your new cute sandals (i.e. summer BBQs, outdoor date nights, family trips to the beach and more.) If you haven’t yet gotten around to picking out a new pair (or 12, who’s counting?), you may want to amp up your shoe collection with some of the trendiest and most affordable sandals the season has to offer.
The key to selecting the right pair of sandals is to plan ahead for the occasion. Do you need a dressy pair to compliment your wedding guest dress, or something a bit more casual with great arch support for an outdoor activity with the kids? If you happen to live in a city where the weather is getting hotter, and you’re constantly traveling on your feet, consider some comfortable walking sandals. If you’re planning to spend a ton of time at the pool this summer, you'll want to invest in sandals that are waterproof. Our list has options that will meet all of those needs, including flat pairs that go well with summer dresses, heeled sandals, Amazon picks and options that are stylish yet super comfortable.
Available in over 20 colors, these sandals are a top-seller on Amazon. Reviewers have called out the sturdiness and comfort of this pair. "Definitely considering buying them in different colors. I got my normal size and they fit great. I have wide feet and they have plenty of room," one Amazon reviewer wrote.
If you're all about comfortable footwear, these sandals are for you. With over 66,000 shining Amazon reviews, this pair proves to be perfect for longwear. It has a cushy footbed, a thick sole, and comes in multiple colors.
Rhinestones dress up this everyday sandal — which has over 6,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — while the stretchy strap allows you to throw 'em on (or off!) with ease. "They fit as ordered. Super comfy. Wore these for 18+ hours and had no issues," one Amazon reviewer wrote.
These flats will serve as the perfect upgrade for your basic flip flops. The intricately detailed strap is both stylish and practical as it will keep the shoe secure on your foot. Amazon reviewers have said the lightly padded footbed also offers added comfort.
Over 18,000 people have given these sandals 5-stars on Amazon. Not only is the style a big draw (available in so many fun colors, too!), but reviewers say they are comfortable thanks to the flexible cork footbed, fit perfectly, are true to size and super affordable.
No one can deny that Crocs are having a moment right now. While you may not be into the classic clog style, you can still try out these post sandals, which are light-weight and feature adjustable straps.
These colorblocked strapped sandals are the perfect way to elevate your summer wardrobe — literally, they have a flatform that adds a little extra height. They come in neutral tones, so you don't have to worry about searching for an outfit to match.
Available in a ton of colors, Teva sandals are one of the most sought after brands thanks to the arch support and adjustable straps. The quick-dry webbing means your feet will stay comforable for longer.
Amazon shoppers have dubbed these sandals the perfect combination of style and comfort. Their fit was also praised by those with wide feet as was the rubber sole for being anti-skid and wear-resistant.
These shoes come in 17 different colors, and would work great with a pair of skinny jeans or a skirt. Amazon reviews have also said they're just as comfortable as sliding on a pair of slippers, especially if you have narrow feet.
With memory foam insoles and a modest 2-inch heel, these sandals are bound to be your most comfortable yet. They are available in five different colors, are touted for being lightweight and can be worn for long periods of time.
If you're headed to a summer wedding or an event where you really want to make a statement, break out these pleated bow heeled sandals. The chunky heel makes them easy to walk in and way more comfortable than a typical stiletto.
A lace up sandal is the perfect summer staple. You can dress them up or down, and this style happens to come in a cool snakeskin print. A big plus is that the ties stay in place, even when finessed in different styles.
While thong sandals are notorious for rubbing in between your toes and creating discomfort, reviewers of these heels have proclaimed that they are super comfy. One even boasted that "I could literally run in these."
Cameron JenkinsStaff WriterCameron (she/her) is a staff writer for Good Housekeeping, where she covers everything from holidays to food.
Michelle ManettiGroup Deputy DirectorMichelle is the deputy director of the Hearst Lifestyle Group, where she helps oversee multiple brand's strategy efforts on digital.