This Sandal Trend Is A Stylish Alternative To Flip-Flops


The easier the better is our mantra for summer footwear, though we’re not exactly jumping at the chance to wear flip-flops on every occasion (they were spotted at New York fashion week en masse, however). Toe-strap sandals are our pick for an effortless look in the heat—from slides to lace-up styles and low-to-the-ground heels.

A bit ’90s in feel, you can choose from versatile neutrals, pretty pastel shades and squared silhouettes (another nostalgic trend we’re loving) and team with just about everything in your wardrobe for a result that’s at once elevated and nonchalant. Paired with a breezy summer dress on vacation? Yep. Worn with loose-fitting denim and a puff sleeve top? You betcha. With a kaftan and swimwear at the beach? Obviously. You catch our drift.

If you’re looking to add a new sandal to your arsenal, ahead, shop our edit of 18 toe-strap styles for every budget.


Toe The Line

Flat Strappy Sandals



A little white sandal to wear with everything.

Val Braided Slide


Urban Outfitters

Style this neutral pair on repeat through summer's end.

Nero Black Sheep Nappa Sandals


Tony Bianco

A comfortable black slide for minimal tastes.

Lace Up Sandals



Pastel pink is fun in place of tan or nude.

Toe Strap Kitten Heels



This wear-anywhere kitten heel can take you from the office to cocktails.

Cross Strap Thong Sandals


Charles & Keith

Sorry, these are insanely chic.

Hallie Sandals



Go bold in a cheerful shade of yellow.

Jeffrey Campbell Teclado Slide Sandal



The ultimate '90s look.

Reike Nen Embellished Flat Sandals



This red pair is from one of our favorite emerging shoe brands.

Asymmetrical Gladiator Sandals



Wear these with floaty maxi dresses, cropped denim and beyond.

ATP Atelier Arona Colourblock Leather Sandals


Lane Crawford

A melange of neutral shades comes with a modern feel.

Trademark Taos Vachetta Sandal


Need Supply Co.

You'll wear these on repeat.

Alicudi Sandal



Picture yourself in these on vacation.

Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria Braided Leather Sandals



This silhouette stays put while on the go.

Cadiz Wedge Sandal



Yes, wee wedges are back.

K. Jacques Ganges Toe Ring Sandals



Pale blue is pretty with crisp whites, tonal prints and navy.

Susan in Dusty Lilac


Emme Parsons

Who could resist this darling lavender lace up?

Pedro Garcia Sula Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Satin And Leather Sandals



An alternative to heels in the evening.