It’s the time of the season when your favorite Sandal are looking old and you are ready for a new pair every day. But let’s face it, the shoe department can feel like a reasoning and decision-making exam. Not only do you have to compare price and size, but also the dilemma between style and comfort. Can you choose a fashion pair that will stay in your wardrobe forever? Or a comfortable pair that you won’t be seen wearing outside the house?
When choosing a pair of sandals, you want one that is both comfortable and fashionable. After all, no one wants to stress about sore, cracked, or blistered feet. So we consulted fashion experts and podiatrists to find the best sandals for style and comfort enthusiasts.
$139.95 at Naot
Who doesn’t love this classic double strap design? Dr. Elizabeth Daughtry, who specializes in children’s medicine, loves the adjustable straps, suede footbed and especially the sole on this sandal. “The EVA sole is supportive and features anatomical cork and rubber feet,” she says. “This allows arch support and molds the individual foot structure. EVA is an elastomeric material that is considered one of the most shock-resistant materials on the market today. “Brands make a style for men also.
$139.95 at Naot
Check out everything great about Santa Barbaras, but make them vegan! Whether you follow a vegan lifestyle or not, these slides are stylish, comfortable, and supportive. Daughtry recommends taking them for travel because they’re lightweight and easy to pack.
$55 at Hoka
As if the modern futuristic style wasn’t enough, the American Pediatric Medical Association (APMA) actually gave these sandals their own Seal of Acceptance. “Apart from the cushioned sole, the bottom of the sandal is shaped like the bottom of a boat.” Dr. Sophia Solomon speak. “This allows your foot to swing from heel to toe in a smooth motion and minimizes shock to the knee and ankle.”
$130 at Birkenstock
When you think about cute-comfortable sandals, Birkenstocks probably immediately came to mind. But did you know they are also good for your feet? According to Solomon, “Birkenstocks remains one of the best options available due to a number of attributes. Deep heel and arch support help stabilize the heel, prevent excessive incline, and distribute your weight over a larger surface area. Ankle cushions help relieve forefoot, or ankle pain, by shifting weight back to your foot. “
$49.99 at Crocs
Ah, how we loved Croc’s return! Jane Francis, a multidisciplinary designer with 35 years of experience in the fashion industry, also vouch for them. “The combination of high and low has always been a winning formula in fashion,” she said. “I love how wearers of all ages and genders can personalize their Crocs.” In case you need inspiration, Jane has her Crocs decorated with necklaces, crystals, and designer logos.
$59.95 at Oofos
This Slippers oofos There’s good reason: For people with heel pain (and those who don’t), foam cushioning provides support and shock absorption. Plus, the Ooriginal thong style, which is a favorite of Underscored editors, is made with a non-slip base that makes them suitable for wet conditions. Rain or shine, you don’t need to worry about sliding around.
$150 $69.95 at Cole Haan
If you walk a lot and don’t want to trade style for comfort, check out these Cole Haan sandals. Walking long distances on the sidewalks of New York City is what leads to Carolina Obregóna faculty member at the Parsons School of Design, in search of these gems.
$120 $60 at Birkenstock
We have another Birkenstock recommendation, this time for a safe-fit Milano model that comes in a variety of solids and patterns. Hubbard Stone, a shoe and accessory design technologist at the Fashion Institute of Technology, loves suede crepe soles. “I like the Milano Birkenstock because they have the same style as the classic Arizona model and have orthopedic cork and jute legs,” he says. “They provide great support for the arch and fit snugly on the back heel strap.”
$115 at Chaco
Have you heard the term ‘gorpcorp’? It’s a trend that focuses on utility and functionality. For fashion, leather and textiles expert Tjacob Hooker, who holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Chacos is the way to go. “I’m more attracted to ‘gorpcorp’ brands because they respect the human body,” he said. “Their design ethos is a commitment to ergonomics and constant use.” Other brands he recommends include Birkenstock and Merrell.
$150 $112.98 at Sorel
How can something so fashionable be comfortable? Sandals have a canoe sole, which is the support you need to elevate any look. Obregón describes them as elegant enough for any occasion, but you can still walk for miles and miles.
$139.95 at Naot
If you’re looking for a pair of sandals that can be easily dressed up, you’ll want to try the Naot Kayla style. It has a small heel, but your feet won’t hurt. The cork and rubber footbed conforms to your foot while the deep heel provides added stability. Based on Dr. Timothy Oldani, a foot and ankle specialist, stability is really important when considering a sandal. “The more stable, the less movement, which means less pain and more chance of blisters,” he said.
$55 From $38.99 at Merrell
This is supposed to be a hiking shoe, but it’s also very stylish. Hooker loves the unibody style of this durable skate. For an environmentally conscious option, there’s a vegan-friendly version called Thuy Moc with Blooming.
$130 $97.98 at Sorel
For fashion designers Alla Eizenberg, gold standard sandals from Celine. She loves Sorel Kinetic Wedge Sandals for their neat look, reasonable price, and high quality. “I wore them on my recent vacation to Italy and South France,” she says. “I was walking around and they passed through the medieval cobblestone streets gracefully.” Striking neon colors and chunky background styles make for a remarkable team. Her other suggestion? You guessed it: a Birkenstock in any style.
From $39 at Amazon
You can’t go wrong with this Nike staple. “The Jordan brand has succeeded in defining the boundaries between fashion and function, loved by both athletes and consumers alike,” said Angela Finochio, classroom assistant at the Fashion Institute of Technology. day. You’ll want to wear these lightweight, sporty sandals everywhere – if you haven’t already. “The rise of sportswear has increased the popularity of the slip silhouette, a casual style found in many haute couture collections,” she said. “Wearing them with socks is perfectly acceptable and provides an opportunity to style a person depending on the color, texture and length of the socks.”