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Sandal season isn't over yet — 45 pairs to grab before the summer ends

Your feet will be cool no matter the heat.
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You've unpacked your tank tops, uncovered your swimwear drawer and bought new linen clothing to survive the heat. Now that your summer wardrobe is ready to flash in the streets, sandals are the last element you need to complete your warm weather closet. When it comes to summer sandals, we're happy to announce that you don't have to sacrifice comfort for a stylish pair.

Whether you're a fan of classic flip-flops or favor a strappy silhouette, we've got you covered with the best footwear to let your toes breathe and relax — sans blisters. From puffy sandals to classic lace-up flats, here are the styles trending this season.

What sandals are trending this summer?

Flip-flops are always going to be a summer classic and a comfortable option when going on vacation. But if you prefer to add some panache to your shoe repertoire, there are few styles trending in 2022, including espadrille sandals and closed-toe sandals.

Puffy sandals, which are best known for their pillow-like straps, are also becoming a must-have trend this summer. Farm Rio's shoe collection is one of the brands putting up front and center this comfy trend, while other designers like Anine Bing and Balenciaga are adding the padded details to slides.

So, unlace those closed-toe shoes and kick back in our affordable picks. Your feet will thank us — and your wallet too!

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Women's flip-flops

Clarks Cloudsteppers Arla Glison Sandals

Clarks blends wearability with a feminine edge with this pair of cushioned flip-flops. They promise lasting comfort with a plush Ortholite footbed and a lightweight midsole. They're also available in a variety of fun prints and textiles to match your personal style.

OluKai Onhana Sandals

These Olukai flip-flops are known for their durability and solid arch support. The lightweight yet sturdy design is said to provide all-day support and is available in 27 colors and designs.

Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals

The Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal offers a customized fit thanks to its adjustable buckle strap. It's made to provide a perfect combination of stability and comfort that's perfect for those long summer days.

Vionic Tide Flip-Flops

If you've sworn off flip-flops due to foot pain, the Vionic Tide Flip Flops will change your mind! The podiatrist-approved flip-flops have a built-in orthotic footbed to help alleviate heel pain and properly align your body. The bestselling style comes in a wide range of colors from classic neutral to bold red.

Sanuk Islay St+ Women's Sandals

Looking for sustainable sandals? These ones feature cushiony foot beds of foam made from repurposed algae. Available in black and white, Sanuk's Islay St+ sandals promise all-day comfort and style, according to the brand.

Clarks Breeze Sea Flip-Flops

Clarks' Breeze Sea sandals have a synthetic upper with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure to make sure your feet are secure. They're also made with a soft fabric lining for ultimate comfort and a sturdy sole for durability.

Rainbow Leather Strap Sandals

These leather flip-flops from Rainbow Sandals are said to be durable, comfortable and long-lasting. While some reviewers on Amazon say that you need to give yourself time to break these Rainbows in, you won’t want to wear anything else once they mold to your feet.

Oofos Women's Oolala Limited Sandal

The footbed technology and comfortable design of this pair of Oofos make this sandal undeniably cool. This is an excellent pair to wear for all your summer errands and shenanigans.

OluKai Ho'opio Women's Beach Sandals

If you're looking for all-day comfort, take these Olukai's sandals for a test walk. Made with water-resistant and quick-dry materials, they're available in more than 20 different colors.

Teva ReFlip Sandals

Teva's sandals are easy to slip on and walk around. The mix of recycled materials and quick-dry features, make this a perfect sandal to wear at the beach.

Free People Puffy Thong Sandals

These trendy sandals from Free People are a must-have for your upcoming summer travels. We imagine the puffed straps will feel extra comfy while you walk in the sweltering heat.

Women's slide sandals

Lulus Addison Natural Slide Sandals

As clean and simple fashion trends take over the summer, these sleek slides will fit right into your wardrobe. Pair them with a loose button-down to fit the coastal grandmother aesthetic.

Dirty Laundry Lightning Slide Sandal

Whether you're dressing up a casual sundress or adding a flirty touch to your date night outfit, these padded slides add a special touch to whatever you pair them with.

Mad Love Star Slide Sandals

Keep it cool and comfortable with these simple slides from Mad Love. Available in bright orange or nude, they're made with a molded footbed so they stay in place while you're on the move.

Birkenstock Arizona Sandal

Here's what you need to know about Birkenstocks: they never go out of style, and your dogs (we mean feet) won't ever bark when you wear them.

Old Navy Double-Strap Slide Sandals

These versatile slides from Old Navy will complete your summer outfit in a breeze. The lightweight and contoured footbed will become essential when walking outside becomes uncomfortable.

Hush Puppies Sunshine Sandal

Add some sunshine to your wardrobe with these bold sandals from Hush Puppies. With a soft lining and memory foam padding, they're made to keep your feet comfortable wherever you go this summer.

Splendid Petunia Sandal

Keep it modern and simplistic with these slip-on sandals. They feature a leather upper and a comfortable footbed so you don't lose your shoe while crossing the street.

Asos South Beach Strap Sandals

These slides have the polished look of chic flats with the ease of a flip-flop. But we imagine you'll be able to walk for miles in them thanks to the double-folded raffia straps and molded footbed.

Steve Madden Karolyn Sandals

If you love wearing Steve Madden shoes, these sandals won't disappoint. This simple pair of faux brown leather sandals look great with a casual outfit or a summer dress.

Tkees Viv Sandal

Whether you’re running errands or taking the kids to the beach, you're going to want a pair of sandals this versatile. The low-key design will match any outfit you don.

Waterproof shoes for women

Polyester Velcro Strap Sports Sandals

For a bold stride, add this striking red pair to your favorite linen dress. These slides are the perfect balance of comfort and chic.

Teva Original Universal Sandals

You can never go wrong with a classic. Case in point: this pair of original Teva sandals. Some reviewers say they're more comfortable than a pair of sneakers.

Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandals

If you love your classic Birkenstocks but don’t want to worry about ruining them in the water, consider this waterproof pair. They’re super lightweight and just as comfortable the rest of the popular styles.

Keen Whisper Sandals

For an extra supportive pair of water shoes, try these Keen shoes. They're built for all-day support and feature elastic cords for a secure fit. The sporty sandals are machine washable and have over 3,000 verified ratings on Zappos.

Teva Hurricane Drift Water Friendly Sandal

If you’re on the hunt for a pair of fun water-friendly shoes, try this bright style from Teva. They have adjustable straps to keep your feet secure so you can take on any outdoor activity.

Avalon Cove Open Toe Sport Sandal

According to the brand, this is the most comfortable sports sandal you'll ever put on your feet. Take it on your next hike or lake adventure for a comfortable experience. The design features a compression-molded EVA cushioned insole for all-day relaxation.

Xero Shoes Z-Trail EV

You will feel the ground when you walk in these sandals. These Xero shoes offer the perfect combination of comfort, lightweightness and flexibility for all-day wear.

Tie-up sandals for women

Sandalup Tie-Up Ankle Strap Sandals

For a budget-friendly option, look no further than these trendy ankle-strap sandals from Amazon. They come in hues like black, brown, green and leopard print.

Charles & Keith Micah Raffia & Leather Tie-Around Flatforms

If flat shoes are not your thing, elevate your style with these flatforms. They'll add a hint of glamour to the rest of your outfit and are easy to wrap around your ankle.

Women's heeled sandals

Banana Republic Twisted Knot Sandal

Grab these twisted knot sandals while they are on sale for 50% off. Made from polyester, the open-toed shoes feature a chunky heel and great reviews. "Very well made and sturdy. Perfect pair for any summer dress you have," one reviewer wrote.

Charles & Keith Strappy Leather Sculptural Heel Sandals

For a more romantic look, wear these sandals on your next hot date night. The delicate and modern design will catch anyone's attention in a snap.

Louella Orange High Heel Sandals

This style is great if you're looking for a bright statement shoe. The double-band straps give your feet an edgy look, as well.

Women's wedge and platform sandals

Crocs Brooklyn Low Wedge

It's official: Crocs are back with a vengeance! If you're not ready to embrace their clogs, try out these effortlessly cool wedge sandals with LiteRide foam footbeds and a two-strap silhouette.

Madewell The (Re)sourced Neoprene Jay Sandal

These wedges may look and feel sporty, but the strappy upper and comfortable footbed feel as sophisticated as they come.

Ugg Goldenstar

These bright adjustable sandals are made with a contoured EVA footbed that's said to deliver ultimate cushion while making your toes look pretty.

Sorel Kinetic Sandals

This pick from Sorel combines all of today's hottest shoe trends in one sandal: vibrant color blocking, a dizzying scalloped sole, adjustable velcro straps and extreme amounts of comfort.

Ecco Flowt LX Women's Wedge Sandal

If you're someone who walks for hours, these sandals are made to support your daily summer activities. Made with a lightweight sole and innovative FLUIDFORM Direct Comfort Technology, this pair is a true essential.

Free People Vale Boot Sandals

Available in seven chic colors, this leather boot sandal has a stylish buckled ankle and a cute loop just for your big toe.

Mia Ellen Flat Sandals

These sporty shoes have a platform rubber sole that keeps you grounded and secure while providing a stylish touch to any look.

Dolce Vita Lulu Espadrille Wedge Sandal

This espadrille alternative will make any classic outfit more sophisticated. The thin ankle strap will support your stride and the braided upper add a modern touch.

Toms The Monica Wedges

Yes, wedges can be comfortable. This lightweight espadrille style has a comfortable ankle strap, rubber outsole and cushioned footbed.

Clarks Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandals

These Clarks platform wedges successfully combine style and comfort. They are made with the "Clarks Soft Cushion" technology and feature an OrthoLite footbed. Translation? They're likely incredibly comfortable (and chic!). The well-loved style has over 3,600 five-star verified ratings on Amazon.

Closed-toe sandals

Farm Rio Red Palm Tree Sandal

For a more chic option, try these closed-toe sandals from Farm Rio. They’d look great with a classic summer dress or even a pair of denim shorts and your go-to blouse. Even if you don't head to a tropical destination this summer, the print will transport you to paradise.

Nisolo Women's Huarache Sandal

Not in the mood to expose your pedicure? These sandals are ideal for the office, an outdoor concert or a walk in the park. They are super convenient to match with all your summer pieces and they're even made from water-resistant leather.

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