Finally, the calendar says it’s officially summer! Apply your sunscreen because it’s time to embrace the heat, soak up the sun, and sip on a cold one (or two). You do you, there’s no judgment here. With the gradual reopening of community hubs & favs such as your local shopping mall, nail salon, and hair studio, there are many reasons to exchange your old flip flops for a new pair of sandals.
With style options ranging from casual and classic to glam and glitter, the simple foot look has made the move from beachwear to outfit of the day. Check out this product roundup of sandals for inspiration to make a pretty purchase and let your toes wiggle fun and free.
On the Run
Call It Spring: Ereran (click here)
Following the steps of a growing number of Canadian retailers, The ALDO Group’s signature brand, Call It Spring, offers fully vegan product lines. Featuring ultra-thin straps and a barely-there sole, this comfy and classic sandal is perfect for sliding on, showing off, and running around every day of the week.
Slide to the Left
rag & bone: August Slide (click here)
There’s no need to wait until August to try the Toosie Slide dance challenge in this slip-on. Comfy and classic with a twist, this crisscross embossed croc shoe features custom metal hardware in an oval shape. Good to know: the slide of the month is made of 100% Italian leather and available in black and rouge.
Mix & Match
Free People: Vale Boot Sandals (click here)
When it comes to footwear and the change in season, for those who don’t want to fully give up the winter blues for the summer vibes, this boot sandal offers a strappy design with a toe loop and an ankle buckle. Available in every neutral of the rainbow including charcoal, khaki, mahogany, and marine, this stylish mix and match is part of the brand’s FP Collection. As defined online, inspired by an affinity for one-of-a-kind finds, its in-house shoe collection features vintage styles with modern upgrades.
Toes & Ties
Madewell: Chamula Sayulita Ankle-Wrap Sandals (click here)
Toss up your hair, check. Tie up your sandals, check. From head to toe, scrunch, wrap, and strap to prep for some summer fun. Half flat, half sandal; this trendy ankle-wrap shoe is unlike anything you’ll see on the sidewalk this season. All about next level closet care, this unique combo is made of organic white vegetable-tanned leather.
According to the site, spearheaded by Yuki Matsuda of the Meg Company collective, Chamula specializes in handwoven huaraches made by Mexican artisans.
The Glam Tram
Steve Madden: Travel Tan (click here)
Light on the travel, heavy on the tan. During your staycation this summer, beat the heat and get your tan on with this beauty purchase, which you can dress up or down. Featuring all man-made materials, this fierce, feminine, and statement sandal shines with edgy metal pyramid stud embellishment.
A Wedge Win
Everlane: The Glove Mule in ReKnit (click here)
Made of renewed plastic bottles, recycled materials, and the brand’s ReKnit fabric, the Glove Mule offers a block heel described as a “real pick-me-up”. With a square toe, a cushioned insole, and textured rib detailing, this shoe provides all-day comfort and a couple of inches in height. In addition to more traditional shades and colors, the heel and toe is also available in several pastels including coral, lilac, and seafoam.