Comfy Sandals & Slides to Wear All Summer
The best part about summer is that you can get away with not really having to put too much effort or thought into your outfits. Staying cool and comfortable are the priorities when it comes to dressing up, which means stiff denim and stuffy shoes can be thrown to the back of the closet until temperatures die down. When it comes to summer footwear, it's all about easy-to-wear slides and sandals. Here are what some of our favorite SwearBy editors are wearing on their feet all summer long.
Margaux The City Sandal
“While I don’t wear this beauty to the beach, I wear it pretty much everywhere else. This walkable and comfortable heeled sandal is easy to style with everything in my closet from distressed denim to cocktail dresses — and you better believe it’s perfect for dancing the night away at a wedding. I opted for the versatile Rose Nappa hue, a blush-like color, to ensure it goes with everything in my wardrobe and I’m so happy I did since I wear these pretty much nonstop from spring through fall.” –Jessica Leigh Mattern
Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal
“I’ve been wearing these comfy sandals for years. The slip-on slides have a shock-absorbing footbed that is super soft and gentle on my feet, and they also feature extra cushioning, ample arch support, and a rubber sole that offers excellent traction. Plus, I love that the neutral black color and classic design go with everything in my closet. They are definitely my go-to sandals every summer!” –Rebecca Carhart
Teva Hurricane Drift Water Friendly Sandal
“My go-to summer sandals need to be as functional as sneakers and as cozy as slippers. This pair of Teva sandals checks both those boxes and more. They’re lightweight, supportive, and waterproof so they’re great for the boardwalk or the beach. Plus, the convenient Velcro straps keep these sandals fuss-free and easy to slip on and off. Since buying these sandals, I’ve finally stopped carrying bandaids in my bag for emergency blisters — they’re that comfortable.” –Stephanie Perry
Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slide 2
“I like to think of these chunky slides as the sandal equivalent to the dad sneaker. They’re kind of silly-looking, but they’re seriously comfortable. I love slipping them on to wear around the house, especially now that I’m working from home. Instead of roaming around barefoot, I wear these sandals to provide cloud-like support for my high arches.” –Christie Calucchia
Teva Original Universal Printed Sandals
“As someone who wears my beloved Birkenstocks as soon as it warms up, I never really felt the need for a pair of Teva’s even though everyone I know who has them loves them. So, I gave them a try and finally get it. It’s the first sandal I feel like I can comfortably hike in and they come in so many cute colors it was hard to narrow down to this one. I decided there’s room in both my closet and heart for my Birks and Teva’s to coexist— thankfully.” –Jayla Andrulonis
Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor Sandals
“With my severe bunions and overpronation, it was nearly impossible for me to wear flat sandals in the summer without my feet hurting at the end of the day. That all changed, though, when I found Birkenstock’s Mayari sandals, which come with a toe separator and the brand’s iconic high-support footbed. As anyone familiar with the brand knows, Birkenstock’s sandals take a while to break in. But once you do, they’re unbelievably comfortable — and these are certainly the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn. I slip on my Mayaris whenever I have to make a quick run to the supermarket, or if I’m heading to the park for a short stroll. Now, I can’t imagine my summer days without them.” –Nina Huang
Miu Miu Belted Ballerina Shoes
“I’m obsessed with platforms. I don’t know what it is but I just don’t like to be leveled with the ground. Three years ago though I reluctantly decided I needed a pair of flats for running around the city since platforms don’t necessarily help when I’m sprinting down the subway platform. If anything, they’re cause for some casualties. These Miu Miu flats were the first-ever pair of flats I bought myself and I love them now more than ever They were super trendy a couple seasons ago and I like that I still love them just as much as I did then but now not nearly as many people are wearing them every day.
They’re super unique and easily make a simple white mini dress feel more interesting, which means I can always throw them on before leaving the house in a rush and know my outfit will look like I tried. I also love that I can tie the ribbon around my ankles for extra drama or remove them on days when I need as little fabric on my body as possible. They also really do feel just as comfortable as ballet flats, I barely feel like I’m wearing them when I have them on which, means they’re the perfect slipper for summer.” –Tara Gonzalez
Freedom Moses Leo Pistachio
“Shoelaces can be just a little too much work, am I right? For those moments — especially during the summer or when you’re off to run errands — I love slipping on these comfy Freedom Moses sandals. They come in so many fun colors and prints and most importantly, are so, so, comfortable to wear.” – Sara Tan
Sara Tan (@saratan) is SwearBy's Content Director, spending much of her time curating her favorite products and recommendations across beauty, fashion, fitness, and home. She is also the co-host of Gloss Angeles, a beauty podcast offering a west coast perspective on all things beauty. She was previously the Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor at Bustle. She has over 10 years of editorial experience and her bylines can be found on Allure, InStyle, BRIDES, and Coveteur. She is passionate about beauty, fitness, and wellness and can be found running around Los Angeles in pursuit of the latest skincare innovation and cool new workout with her Frenchie by her side.