The One Sandal Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& They're Not Slides!)

June 14, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Fashion

Yesterday we told you about the sandal so popular the company can barely keep them in stock, and today we’re bringing you another massively popular footwear trend for summer 2018: the slingback!

Move aside, slide sandals, slingback sandals are coming for you. The supremely comfortable and extremely practical shoe are being made by countless cool girl brands, from Madewell to Melissa Shoes, as well as up-and-comers like Solillas (our editors’ pick):

Shoes with a slingback strap, such as Solilla’s bestselling flat sandal, are perfect for everyday wear because the back strap helps keep them in place. You can walk comfortably (even commute!) without worrying about them slipping off. We love all the great leather sandal options in black and tan. They literally go with everything.

Slingbacks were spotted at all the trendy spring events and festivals, such as Coachella. We’re thinking they’ve got legs, too. Expect to see closed-toe versions for the fall!

Shop now:

Solillas Knotted Flat Sandal ($99.95)


Inspired by Spain's Balearic Islands, Solillas have been killing the summer shoe game since 2010. These will put you in a major mediterranean vibe. 

TOMS Clara Slingback Sandal ($69.95) 

Madewell the noelle slingback sandal in leather ($98) 

Melissa Shoes Classy Two-Band Slingback Sandal ($41.30, down from $75)

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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