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8 pairs of sandals everyone will be wearing this summer — and they're all comfortable enough to walk in

Why settle for last year's styles? Our trendy picks start at just $30, and they won't kill your feet.

8 pairs of sandals everyone will be wearing this summer — and they're all comfortable enough to walk in

Warmer weather is finally here, and there's only one way to welcome it: by treating yourself to cute new sandals, of course. Higher temps mean the boots go to the back of the closet, and sandals are the shoe du jour whenever appropriate. If you're lucky, you have a few styles from last summer that still look as good as new. If not, now's the time to update your collection.

While some people never stray from their go-to slides or beloved Birkenstocks, others like to try on the season's trendier styles for size. Sound like you? Keep reading to get the download on this summer's must-have sandals. Bonus: They're all comfortable enough to walk in!

According to Neiman Marcus' fashion experts, chunky sandals are going to be big this summer — great news for anyone who doesn't want to sacrifice form for fashion. If you're looking to add some height without the discomfort of a heel, this is the style you should try.

Available in 10 colors, these thick-soled sandals will help you feel sturdy, secure and on-trend all season long. One customer calls 'em a "great walking sandal" — what more can we ask for?

$40 at Amazon

Summer rain showers are no match for these Hunter sandals, made from rubber that easily wipes dry. This pink pair will add a pop of color to any warm-weather ensemble, but there are neutrals like black and cream as well.

$30 at Nordstrom Rack

The fashionistas at Bloomingdale's are calling it now: Raffia isn't just for handbags anymore — the natural material looks just as stylish on shoes. Even better, raffia is a breathable alternative to leather that can keep sweaty feet at bay.

These fashion-forward but comfy sandals from Coach are a worthy splurge. The tan raffia is a neutral hue that will match with anything in your closet. Yep — that means you can wear these shoes every day for the next three months.

$195 at Coach

Don't want to bother with straps, buckles and ties? Take a look at these fab slide-on sandals from Sam Edelman. They have a soft, smooth sole that will be kind to your feet when you're walking long distances. "Great casual sandal," wrote one reviewer. "[They are] true to size and very comfortable to wear all day running around."

$120 at Nordstrom

According to the trendsetters at Saks Fifth Avenue, foot-friendly kitten heels are here to stay for another season. It's good news for anyone who likes the look of a heel, but can't imagine standing in stilettos for more than a minute or two.

Ideal for a graduation, baby shower or summer wedding, these metallic sandals offer style, sophistication and maximum comfort thanks to the cushioned footbed. One happy Nordstrom customer raved, "They are a cushioned dream! I put them on at 2 p.m. and even after dancing my feet didn't hurt at all until about 10:45 p.m. when I started to get tired. Even then, there was no pinching or rubbing."

$130 at Nordstrom

These low-heel slingback sandals add instant polish to any outfit, whether it's jeans, trousers or a dress. Go with tan if you're looking for versatile shoes you can wear for years to come, but if you're feeling adventurous, take a look at the vibrant lime green pair.

$60 at Nordstrom Rack

Another fun trend the folks at Bloomies say is worth investing in this season: Denim sandals. Not only will they look great with white jeans and pants, but you can pair them with floral dresses and skirts too.

Yes, these denim slide sandals look stylish, but there's a hidden feature that makes them even more amazing: memory foam in the soles! Who wouldn't want a little hug with each step?

$40 at Amazon

Espadrilles are a seasonal staple, but this style by Lucky Brand is just right for summer 2024 thanks to the medium-wash denim straps. The rubber sole will help prevent slips and trips while the adjustable ankle strap ensures a custom fit.

$70 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.