5 of The Best Sandals For the Summer

Sandals are an absolute wardrobe must for the summer. Whether you’re old, young, male, female, have narrow or wide feet, they’re a necessity. With so many styles available it can be tricky to know which is the best style for you. The ugly sandal? Chunky or flat? With socks? Gladiators? We’ve narrowed down our top five most comfy sandal brands for all occasions. Whether you’re going for a casual rendezvous with a friend or going for a summer’s walk through your local park, these are the sandals for you this summer.

Best Summer Sandal Brands

Arizona Love sandals

Best sandals for walking

#1 Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks are the original summer sandals for their versatility, durability and simple aesthetic. Style with dresses or skirts on a hot summer’s evening or pair with denim for an effortless look. The durable leather of the iconic Arizona Birkenstock means your sandals are designed for longevity as well as benefiting from their timeless style. Perfect for the whole family, the German brand has been catering for our summer needs since it was founded in 1774. Synonymous with travelling as much as they are fashion these are the ultimate versatile sandals. Available in a range of colours, materials and designs Birkenstock anatomically-moulded cork-latex footbed ensures comfort as it moulds to the shape of your foot. Single or double strap options over the foot arch allows you to move freely and slip on and off as you please.

#2 Arizona Loves

Arizona Love sandals have been spotted on Fashion Week feet ever since the brand launched in 2018. Giving us a more aesthetically pleasing and updated version of the ‘tourist’ sandal, Arizona Love sandals have been crafted with vintage paisley colourful bandanas. The handmade creation comes from French designer Leslie Halfon and gives us a more feminine version of the popular chunky sandals we’ve seen previously. Inspired by experiences of travels in the heat of Arizona, the sandals sit on a lightweight and comfortable EVA midsole and feature side ties and back strap to secure fit around the ankle.

#3 Suicoke

Japanese cult brand Suicoke is number three on our list of the best sandals for summer. Providing us with a cool aesthetic, these unisex performance sandals give us limitless styling options. Starting off in 2006 originally stocking a range of accessories, Suicoke shorty became well known for their signature sandals. Featuring neoprene panels and adjustable nylon straps, molded Vibram footbed, woven logo, and Vibram Morflex soles for ultimate comfort, the collection comes in a variety of styles. Well known for collaborating with some of the best streetwear brands including A Bathing Ape and Norse Projects to name a few, Suicoke sandals are definitely the summer footwear you’ve been looking for.

#4 Ancient Greek Sandals

Just as you would expect, Ancient Greek Sandals take inspiration from the gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology. With their feminine design, Ancient Greek Sandals offer a range of styles from flats to more gladiator styles. Crafted as they have been for centuries using traditional techniques, Ancient Greek Sandals are handmade locally in Crete from natural leather which ages beautifully. The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe, the timeless designs will always be on trend. Pair with loose fitting long line dresses for a bohemian look or with wide leg linen trousers for effortless summer style.

#5 Simon Miller

If you’re looking for an immediate edge to your outfit, Simon Miller‘s signature platforms should be your go-to. A favourite throughout the decades the reimagined open toe platforms are inspired by the 90’s, proving the trend is most definitely here to stay. Available in silver and grey and in both two and four inch platforms. Crafted from leather they feature a wide strap and a moulded footbed to offer comfort and arch support. The platforms look equally as great teamed with a pair of kick flare jeans as they do with a floaty summer dress; a guaranteed wardrobe winner.


Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert