Sandy shores and blazing summer days are soon to come and what better way to prepare than copping a few new pairs of sandals? If you’re anything like us, your feet are probably screaming for some fresh air anyways. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of must haves for this year—from statement sandals to cool slip ons and everything in between. All are comfortable, convenient (necessary for jumping off the boardwalk about onto the sand) and, for the ladies, chic. So take risks, get bold and let your feet do the talking this season.
For her: We don’t want you to feel guilty about not wearing your heels, so we’ve given you plenty of sandals that are embellished for a guilt-free replacement. A chic flat lace-up or a flatform is the perfect thing to swap for so you can give your feet some of that breathing room. This year, you will see a mix of killer gladiators and the normcore Birkenstocks quite a bit, so, whatever your calling, these sandals will have you feeling and looking good striding to the shore.
For him: We know you all are ready for BBQs, beaches and booze, and that means it’s sandal time. Some argue that there is a fine line with men wearing sandals—they are too feminine, too chunky, too this or too that. But, it’s up to you to draw your own line in the sand this year, and we’ve come up with a wide variety of sandals for you to choose from to do so. However, it’s important to maintain attractive feet during the summer (we won’t judge you if you get a pedicure bi-weekly) and to stay far away from the “outdoor hiking shoe with cutouts” somehow labeled as “sandals.” Function shall never trump fashion! Right? Right.
Scroll through for a spring preview of sandals for him and for her. We promise you, you’ll never want to take these babies off. Do you have a favorite sandal trend? Let us know in the comment section below.