I'm 5'4" and Hate Uncomfortable Shoes—This Is the Sandal Trend I'm Buying First

Allyson Payer
·3 min read

I don't think that anyone likes uncomfortable shoes, but I was once more tolerant of them. I've worked from home for almost six years and it may sound crazy, but my feet were tougher when I wore real shoes every day. I usually wear slippers to work from home and the calluses that provided armor against my shoes are long gone. So when I do wear slightly uncomfortable shoes these days, I have blisters within minutes. (When the world starts opening back up and we start wearing real shoes more often, I advise you to proceed with caution.) On another note, I'm also on the short side, which is fine, but sometimes flats just don't cut it for me. But good news: There's a spring shoe trend that addresses all of this.

As you know, flip-flops both flat and heeled have been trendy for a few seasons now, but the flip-flop trend that's poised to take center stage this season is of the flatform variety, and it's the most comfortable one yet. The flatform sole is easy to walk in (and even squishy on many pairs) and they add a bit of height. I haven't ordered myself a pair yet but I think it's my duty to after writing this story. I've narrowed it down to the Staud or Jacquemus pair. Keep scrolling to choose your favorite and see how the trend is being styled on the streets and the runway.

On the Runway

On the Street

This outfit is such a vibe.

Flatform flip-flops are a refreshing change from strappy sandals.

This simplest, chicest spring outfit you could wish for.

Fashion people love these The Row flip-flops. Shop them for yourself below.

Found: the perfect transitional outfit (and shoes).

This outfit is really making me wish for warm weather and new shoes.

If you want to wear a suit in warm weather, wear it with this shoe trend.

Shop the Trend

Staud Tessa Sandals ($295)

I can't get over how comfortable these look.

Jacquemus Les Tatanes Lin Sandals ($505)

I predict the fashion crowd will start wearing these any day now.

The Row Ginza Leather Low-Wedge Sandals ($790)

The shoes that started the trend.

Birkenstock Gizeh Platform Exquisite Sandals ($220)

Could these be the next "It" Birkenstocks? Seems likely.

The Attico Thong Strap Platform Sandals ($486)

My jaw dropped the first time I saw these squishy platforms.

Charles & Keith Platform Thong Sandals ($46)

They come in black too and given the price, you might as well buy them both.

Zara Tied Flat Leather Sandals ($80)

Can you see why these keep selling out?

Prada Logo Platform Slingback Sandals ($875)

The dream.

JW Anderson Flatform Sandals ($585)

The braided strap is such a cool touch.

Ancient Greek Sandals Charys Leather Sandals ($220)

This minimal pair with its cushioned footbed had me at hello.

Tory Burch Flatform Flip Flops ($78)

For pool days to come.

OluKai Pio Lua Platform Flip Flop ($80)

I found this sporty style hiding at Nordstrom.

The Attico Suede Platform Sandals ($600)

So many sandal trends in one.

Stella McCartney Air Padded Flip Flops ($325)

I have a hunch you could walk for miles in these.

ATP Atelier Melitto Sandals ($350)

The square toe makes these so modern and cool.

Tony Bianco Ives Sandals in Tan Como ($120)

I promise you'll wear this casual pair a ton.

Next up, 29 beautiful spring sandals that are shockingly under $100.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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