The Ultimate Summer Sandals Guide

Summer is finally within reach and it’s time to finally swap out our winter boots for the season’s chicest sandals. During the spring/summer 2017 runways, the Teva-style flatforms have made their way down the high-fashion catwalk with designers like Louis Vuitton making their own fashionable version. Mules are still the hottest summer shoe style, at least according to recent Polyvore statistics. Slides, on the other hand, have been made popular once again by Rihanna‘s Fenty Puma version she showed in Paris for her SS17 collection.

Click ahead to shop the season’s most stylish sandals from sporty flatforms, mules and slides to heeled sandals that you can wear during the day as well as into the night. Be sure to also check out our other summer guides featuring the must-have sunglasses and summer staples so you can create the ultimate sizzling summer looks.

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The Ultimate Sandals Guide for Summer

Click head to shop the trendiest sandals of the season broken down into 5 categories: the Mule, the Flatform, the Slide, the Day Heel, and the Night Heel.

The Mule

Mules can be classic yet elegant, and worn for a varitey of occasions from work to dinner, as well as a night out on the town.

No. 21

Embellished knotted satin mules, $725,


Manon, $190,


Aquazurra for de Gournay embroidered mules, $750,

Dear Frances

Eva Mules in Sea Blue, $430,


Turban slide block heel in Pony Lux Green, $675,

& Other Stories

Suede sandalette mule, $125,

Stuart Weitzman

Decorslide sandal, $498,

The Flatform

Flatforms were first majorly introduced by Teva, although they’ve only recently made an appearance within the high-fashion crowd. Although this sandal style is surely not for everyone, we are loving the playfulness of its style and we’re betting they’re very comfortable too.

Louis Vuitton

Underwater flat sandal, $935,

Dolce & Gabbana

Patent leather wedge sandals, $945,


Zarella U, $70,

Christian Louboutin

Radonata, $1,495,


Tiered floral raffia wedges,

Stella McCartney

Blue slides shoes, $590,


Leather crisscross sandal, $950,

The Slide

Slides are a must-have during the summer. You can slip them on and off with ease. You can wear them by the pool, out to brunch, or anywhere that you want that added comfort.


Nolan flat sides, $795,

Joshua Sanders

Bow striped pool slides, $268,


Silver-tone crinkled lambskin leather flat sandal, price upon request,

Sophia Webster

Phoebe, $375,

Mercedes Castillo

Delphia, $495,

Roger Vivier

Slidy Viv’ leather sandals, $1,250,

Miu Miu

Miu Miu sandals, $950,

The Day Heel

Have fun with heels during the summer. Opt for styles with ribbon lacing around the ankle or fresh floral printed versions to give you extra flair.

Miu Miu

Canvas-trimmed metallic leather sandals, $750,


Silk blend platform-heeled sandals, $975,

Nine West

Pruce open-toe sandals, $79,

Manolo Blahnik

Xactus, $995,


Jasmine embroidered midi-heel sandals, $80,


Abigail sandals, $375,


Allie leather sandals, $950,

The Night Heel

When you’re ready to hit the town on hot summer nights, you need to make sure you have your best party shoes on. Opt for heeled sandals that are bright and bold to make sure you stand out.


Sandal, $990,


Leather crisscross sandal, $950,


Brocade block-heel sandals, $395,


The Tenda, $248,


Pearls, $90,

Dries Van Noten

Knot-detailed satin-and-suede sandals, $995,