The 16 Best Sandals to Buy Now For Summer

by Lizzy Wholley and Emma Metz

Photograph by Colin Dodgson; Styled by Sara Moonves.

Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. And you know what that means: It’s time to put away your combat boots to make room for the refreshing ease of sandals. We’veZ done the hard work rounding up this season’s most desirable footwear, from simple slides to embellished heels. Shop styles straight from the spring runways of Chloé, Valentino, and Marni, who have elevated the game with feathers, studs, and oversized buckles. Looking for comfort? Try a Maison Margiela tabi platform. Trying to elevate a spring dress? Go with a classic Sergio Rossi rhinestone adorned heel. The Row’s leather flip flops are the perfect ’90s throwback and Santoni’s leather slides will help you transition from city streets to oceanfront views. Whether you’re in the mood to buy now or just looking for warm weather dressing inspiration, this list is all you need.

The Row

The thong flip flop is back, and The Row’s updated platform has just the right edge.

Buy Now: The Row, leather platform thong sandals, $790.


Chloé’s chunky leather slides are an easy way to finish off a casual spring look.

Buy Now: Chloé, leather slides with oversized buckle, $825.


These black and white strappy sandals can add a graphic punch to your little black dress.

Buy Now: Celine, leather stiletto sandals, $890.

Roger Vivier

These practical sandals sit on a block heel and are complemented with a curved metal buckle and strap.

Buy Now: Roger Vivier, buckle sandals, $895.

Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi’s sandals are designed with a four inch stiletto heel and two rhinestone embellished straps.

Buy Now: Sergio Rossi, strappy embellished sandals, $850.


Crafted from smooth black leather, Marsèll’s open toe sandals are set on a rounded rubber sole. The perfect sandal for those looking for an avant garde take on a sporty sandal.

Buy Now: Marsèll, black rubber sandals, $798.

Giuseppe Zanotti

Opt for a neon accent this season with Giseppe Zanotti’s open toe sandals in lemon yellow patent leather.

Buy Now: Giuseppe Zannotti, yellow patent leather sandals, $695.


Prada’s sporty designs are a seasonal must-have. These sandals are crafted with shiny brushed leather and crisscross straps.

Buy Now: Prada, crisscross sandals, $680.


Marni, known for their bold, colorful designs, creates yet another eye-catching sandal.

Buy Now: Marni, studded leather sandals, $1,090.

Manolo Blahnik

These bright red stiletto slides are a testament to Manolo Blahnik’s flirty and classic aesthetic. Faultlessly crafted in Italy with exotic watersnake.

Buy Now: Manolo Blahnik, red snakeskin slides, $725.

Maison Margiela

Look no further than Maison Margiela’s leather platform sandals to add a little sparkle to your spring wardrobe.

Buy Now: Maison Margiela, embellished leather sandals, $685.


Kick up your heels takes on a new meaning with a removable feathered heel strap. This style is hot off the Valentino Spring 2019 runway.

Buy Now: Valentino Garavani, feathered leather sandals, $775.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo’s leg lengthening sandal incorporates delicate leather straps that tie at the ankle.

Buy Now: Jimmy Choo, black leather sandals, $750.

Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi’s bold designs will elevate your spring closet. These metallic sandals feature crisscross PVC straps and are the perfect mix of elegance and style.

Buy Now: Gianvito Rossi, metallic pvc sandals, $695.


This slide will be your go-to footwear choice this summer as it quickly translates from day to night.

Buy Now: Santoni, black leather slides, $580.


The latest style from Birkenstock features a new strap design that creates a geometric shape on the foot. They are available in a multitude of colors.

Buy Now: Birkenstock, adjustable two-strap sandal, $99.95.

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