A good pair of travel sandals are truly the unsung hero of every fashionable person's wardrobe when they jet off on vacation. Sure, having a trusty pair of sneakers in your suitcase is always nice when you're heading out of town for the summer, but a pair of good travel sandals? They're essential.
If you're not sure what travel sandals are exactly, here's a quick refresher on the style. They're often flat sandals that don't come with a ton of fuss. They can look good worn with socks on the plane or on their own for days spent by the beach. The key is to find some sandals that are easy to slip in and out of and that can be dressed up or worn casually. The more versatile they are, the better.
Keep on scrolling to check out a bunch of my favorite sandals, from sporty versions to dad-approved picks with chunky soles.
Birkenstock Arizona Hex Slide Sandals ($150)
You can't go wrong with a pair of Birkenstocks.
Who What Wear Harmonee Flip Flops ($79)
The white-and-black colorway makes such a statement.
Teva Original Universal Sandals ($50)
I love this all-black colorway.
Aerosoles Linney Sandals ($99)
The shiny print adds something special to this pair.
Larroude Cali Lycra Sandals ($150)
Chic pastel color.
Mango Platform Strap Sandals ($50)
Zara Sparkly Low Heeled Sandals ($50)
I love the sparkly detailing on this pair.
Tkees Allegra Double Band Sandals ($75)
Staud Genie Sandals ($295)
Who doesn't love a pop of color?
Dr. Martens Blaire Fisherman Sandals ($120)
If you're looking for a good pair of platform sandals, this is it.
Hunter Boots Original Outdoor Walking Sandals ($85)
Thick straps mean that these are extra comfortable.
Vince Camuto Skylinna Washable Sandals ($45)
Play with color this summer.
42 Gold Beats Sandals ($61)
Sam Edelman Garson Slide Sandals ($56)
Knotted sandals are everywhere.
Aerosoles Lamirca Grey Fabric Sandals ($110)
The puffy fabric looks so soft.
Madewell Chunky Lug Sandals ($118)
These are a fashionable version of those chunky dad sandals.
Seychelles Total Relaxation Sandals ($65)
Your feet will thank you.
Vagabond Shoemakers Lori Sandals ($70)
Style these sandals with socks.
Vionic Val Slide Sandals ($90)
You're going to live in these.
Nike ACG Air Deschutz + Sandals ($75)
Of course, Nike makes great sporty sandals.
Roam Puffy Slides ($137)
Colorful and comfy.
Athletic Propulsion Labs Big Logo Techloom Slides ($100)
Sporty Spice energy.
Aldo Grirawiaflex Sandals ($55)
Sweet and simple.
Ganni Recycled Rubber Sandals ($235)
Dad sandals are such a vibe.
Arizona Love Trekky Faux Pearl-Embellished Canvas Sandals ($220)
The pearl details make this pair feel so pretty.
Free People Harbor Flatforms ($98)
The '90s called—they want their slides back.
Faryl by Farylrobin Monclare Sandals ($43)
& Other Stories Chunky Leather Gladiator Sandals ($129)
Chunky sandals are the best for traveling.
Rag & Bone Parker Thong Sandals ($195)
These flip-flops are actually pretty cool.
H&M Braided Leather Slides ($70)
Braided sandals are gorgeous.
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