The old adage that pain is beauty doesn’t need to pertain to your summer sandals! Survive the scorching heat and get your kicks with these sandals we think are not only fashionable for the season but easy on the feet (making both Carrie Bradshaw and Dr. Scholl proud). Because after all, healthy feet equal happy feet.
1. pluggz™ Women’s Flip Flops, $39
Flip flops are a staple during the summer season, so why not purchase a pair that keeps your tootsies healthy? pluggz flip flops—in gold, silver, and black—are fashioned with 100-percent rubber soles for comfort, satin sheen straps and arches in the footbed for support, and the brand’s proprietary “plug” technology designed to create an electrical connection between you and the earth. Find additional flip flops and healthy feet tips here.
2. Orthaheel Women’s Vionic Mojave Sandals, $99.95
Whether you live in the city or surbubia, add Orthaheel’s Vionic Mojave Sandals to your shoe closet. Vionic’s footwear collection is known for its biomechanically contoured, motion control footbeds and high traction outsoles, making these perfect for outdoor summer activities like power walks, light hikes, rock climbing, and white water rafting (and they’re approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association!). There’s a men’s version, too.
3. J Crew’s Marina Mini-Wedge Espadrilles in Chambray, $98 (sale price)
Summer is the time to pull out the espadrilles, and this pair is perfect for your shoe arsenal. J Crew’s Marina Mini-Wedge Espadrilles come with a cotton canvas footbed, and their low wedge heel dresses up your outfits while keeping you comfy throughout the day.
4. Pedro Garcia’s Fiona Suede Wedge Sandals, $460
These suede shoes have a wedge heel and serrated rubber sole for traction—and are cute enough to wear to both the office and happy hour afterward.
5. Free People’s Toulouse Sandals, $29.95 (sale price)
Free People’s strappy Toulouse Sandals amp up the style factor with a tropical print, and the flat bottom with a rubber sole keeps your feet content.