Summer Sandals You Should Probably Have By Now
June 17, 2008
Summer's pretty much in full swing, which means despite the occasional open-toe bootie sighting, sandals have taken over as the main shoe staple. Today on Better TV, SheFinds shows you the latest summer sandal trends, from retro throwbacks to old school classics to flip-flops that will kick your butt.
For Chic Structure:
Oh yeah, jellies are back. And we couldn't be more excited. These chain-link thong versions from Old Navy have a chic gladiator feel to them, and for only $10 a pop, you can snatch up all five colors.
ECCO's Clear Water thong ($120) eliminates the need to stash a generous amount of band-aids in your bag while breaking these in. Not only are they instantly comfortable, but their eclectic strappy design can go with almost anything.
The glitzy metallic of these Bernardo Milly sandals ($98) make them the perfect accessory to any simple summer dress. Paired with either the silver or gold, your LBD won't require anything else. (But act fast, because these sandals are selling out quickly – only larger sizes remain as of now.)
An oldie but a goodie, Havaianas ($28) have been around forever, due to their unbelievable comfort level and laid-back sense of style.
As a newer kid on the block, Gurkee's Rope sandals ($27) are giving competitors a run for their money by using softer rope materials that's comfy, stylish, and machine washable.
For A Workout:
The FitFlop ($50) has been touted as this season's must-have sandal, partially because of Oprah's endorsement, but mostly because it kicks your butt – literally. These sandals give your rear-end a mini-workout just by slipping them on and walking to the corner store. We're not saying you'll lose 20 pounds in one afternoon, but every little bit helps.
We're also big fans of the Earth Breena sandals ($98), which have a Negative Heel Technology that helps tone your legs. These sandals look a bit less sporty, but they still get the job done when it comes to working your bod.