Feel like you have a closet full of shoes, yet nothing to wear? Maybe you got caught up shopping for the lifestyle you wanted, neglecting the very real one you actually had. Perhaps you overlooked comfort or leaned a little bit too hard into a quick-moving fad.
To save you time, money, and hassle (there’s nothing like having to comb through a pile of shoes pre-party or having to squeeze in a shopping trip ahead of a big event), we’ve rounded up a variety of simple, yet impactful designs that will work hard for you and your wardrobe.
Whether you need a reboot or rehaul, read on for eight sandals that transcend time, pieces, and occasions so your feet are always dressed to impress (and endure!).
First up: Teva’s Midform Universal Wedge Sandal, which has racked up a near-perfect rating and over 2,000 reviews on Amazon for its breathable and sporty, water-friendly design — a must-have for humid weather and beach trips! While black is a sure bet, there are 22 (yes, 22!) different colors and patterns to choose from for suiting a range of preferences and occasions.
Enjoy the comfort of a slide, along with the sophistication of a cognac sandal, thanks to this faux leather pick from Xappeal. It features dual straps for added flexibility and a cushioned, yet still stylish footbed for sufficient support throughout the day. Just throw on a dress or your favorite tee and jeans and you’re ready to go (available in Black and Brown).
Add a touch of edge to any look with this spiked slide from Steve Madden, which comes in three shades and offers Valentino Rockstud-like appeal for a mere fraction of the high-end price. A patent leather upper and rubber jelly soul also make for easy clean-ups.
Go au naturale with this strappy select from Marc Fisher, which accentuates your ankles and has a contoured, lace-up style for a custom fit. A mini block heel lends a touch of support without taking away from the intricate design (available in six shades and patterns).
If you’re looking to reach new heights, while still maintaining some stability, allow this platform slide sandal from Seven Dials to offer you a lift. We’re especially loving the boho design (available in four different finishes) and sturdy espadrille platform for festival season.
Take your look from day to night with this sleek block heel slide hybrid from Amazon. It’s chic enough for the office, yet sleek enough for happy hour (opt for the snakeskin print to add a playful, yet still polished flair to neutral dresses and separates).
Adams’ Daisy Ankle Strap is another one of those styles that will serve you time and time again. The classic block heel design is casual enough for everyday, yet dressy enough for the weekend and special occasions (such as wedding season). If the style itself isn’t enough to convince you, we urge you to peruse the assortment (there are 22 versions) and customer reviews (2,000 and counting!).
Last, but certainly not least, take any look to the next level with this dress sandal from Schutz. The simple, yet oh-so-sleek design is the perfect plus-up for everything from cropped jeans to ball gowns, meaning you’ll never have to worry about scrambling for a pair of high heels ahead of a big day or night out again (available in Black Patent, Lightwood Patent, and Light Wood).
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