Treat yourself to these 4 perfect sandal styles for summer 2015
If ever there was a summer style commandment to abide by, it would be this: Prepare thy toes! The season of scorching temps is inching closer, and your feet are about to find freedom. When picking the hottest new sandals, all you need to know are four little words: birks, mules, slides and wedges. Here’s the scoop on how to treat your tootsies with high fashion all summer long.
No, you’re not hallucinating. Birkenstocks not only are back, but they’re the biggest footwear trend for the summer. The modern version is slightly different than your fave, old-school version, but not by much, and we guarantee you’ll be happy to return to the practical comfort of the shoe. Just please, please, don’t wear them with white (or even worse, black) tube socks, Dad. Birkenstock Madrid Birko-Flor sandal, $70, nordstrom.com
The word itself is far from sexy, but mules are this summer’s night-on-the-town sandal style. They’re so easy to slip into that they essentially qualify as a sandal. Add a chunky heel and you have the perfect complement to your little black dress. SCHUTZ Emyly mule sandals, $200, lordandtaylor.com
Comfort is paramount this summer, and it’s about time. Slides or sliders are another popular trend and the design is simple. As the name implies, these are basic, typically wide-strapped shoes that you can easily slide into. No uncomfortable toe thong to chafe your toe crevasse, either. These slides are cute, go with anything and are even approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. FitFlop FF2-Banda Opul slide sandal, $124.95, nordstrom.com
Although you will still see chunky, tall wedge sandals this summer, most fashionistas are taking the height down a notch (or more). These espadrille wedges are the perfect example of style with comfort. The slight height gives them a little more elegance, yet they’re low enough to wear with shorts or even in the sand. Toni Pons Tarbes espadrille wedge sandal, $109.95, nordstrom.com