I'm a Big Summer Shoe Person—Shop the Best from Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Amazon

Kristen Nichols

For the past few months I’ve practically been living in tennis shoes at home but I’m very ready to swap out my sneakers for some sandals now that summer has arrived. Much like the sweatpants I’ve retired and replaced with linen pieces, I’d also love to rotate in more easy flats and comfortable slides. And there are plenty of cool summer shoes that have landed on my radar recently.

From minimal strappy flats and heeled flip flops to subtle platforms and ruched shoes, I’ve already spotted fashion insiders wearing many of the season’s rising footwear trends and I can’t wait to add to my closet. Ahead, get a look at my edit of the 30 best summer shoes to buy from Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Amazon. Whether you’re pairing them with a cool maxi dress, a pair of linen pants, or Bermuda shorts, these are all the instant outfit upgrade to add to your wardrobe.


Ancient Greek Sandals Kansiz Sandals ($195)

With a slight platform and minimal straps, I couldn't love these more.

Villa Rouge River Sandals ($135)

Yes to hot pink.

Birkenstock X Proenza Schouler Arizona Sandals ($420)

These have a cult following.

Brother Vellies Thong Sandals ($208)

I love the animal-print details.

By Far Jack Flip Flops ($282)

I can't get over this perfect shade of blue.

Staud Audrey Sandals ($207)

Addicted to zebra prints.

Staud Frankie Ruched Slides ($325)

I'm here for ruched heels.

Mara & Mine Theresa Heeled Sandals ($335)

Another pair of ruched heels I have my eye on.

Staud Simon Slides ($275)

The go-with-anything shoe.


Schutz Ivone Sandal ($160)

A kitten heel makes a regular flip-flop feel instantly polished.

Bottega Veneta Padded Strap Sandal ($1650)

A celeb favorite.

Who What Wear Lucy Sandal ($90)

I may be partial, but these Who What Wear slides are at the top of my wish list.

Emme Parsons Tobias Ankle Strap Sandal ($455)

Emme Parsons is a cool rising brand to know about.

The Row Bare Sandal ($456)

These perfect flats from The Row just went on sale.

Topshop Penelope Slide Sandal ($75)

It's time to upgrade my house shoes.

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandal ($357)

A timeless classic.

Fendi FF Embossed Logo Slide Sandal ($595)

The chicest possible slides.

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Slide Sandal ($135)

Birkenstocks are a fashion insider must-have.


Jeffrey Campbell Teclado Slides ($135)

Loving this toe ring detail.

Villa Rouge Porsche Sandals ($120)

Just so chic.

Tkees Foundation Flip Flop ($49)

The leather finish instantly elevates these flip-flops.

Tippie Sandals Tippie Sandals ($71)

Speaking of flip-flops, this version with a subtle heel is perfect to wear with dresses.

LOQ Nona Heeled Slides ($350)

A chic take on a comfortable kitten heel.

Miista Coco Sandals ($238)

This heel shape.

Senso Brooklyn Flat Sandals ($139)

How good is this faux-croc finish?

Tkees Toe Ring Sandals ($68)

Again with the toe straps—seeing them everywhere this season.

Freedom Moses Two-Band Slides ($40)

At $40, these are too good to pass up.

Next, discover the one dress trend fashion people will be wearing this summer.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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