7 Supportive and Stylish Summer Sandals to Shop Now
Supportive sandals reign supreme on my list of fashion trends I can get behind. Chunky soles, strap closures, slingbacks, sporty builds — these styles are headlining my summer shoe lineup, and my comfortable feet are beyond thankful.
After years of feeling flip flop-induced achiness, this switch has been a long time coming, and the Arthritis Foundation agrees: "Shoes that are flimsy can be a pain in the back (and the hips, knees, and feet)."
According to the organization, a good sandal should support the ball, arch, and heel of your foot with semirigid soles, backs, or sides. Shoes with edges that rise above the sole and are made of cushiony materials, like soft leather and neoprene, are best.
Luckily, the foundation's recommendations to prioritize support, coverage, comfort, and fit when picking out summer sandals align with what's cool this trend cycle — which is why I had no problem rounding up stylish options for you to slip into all season long.
Adidas Pharrell Williams Adilette 2.0 Sandals
The best part about the Adidas Pharrell Williams Adilette 2.0 Sandals ($90) are their bright pink hue — but the structured mesh uppers, padded ankle straps, and contoured footbeds make them all the better.
Dr. Martens Voss Women’s Light Leather Strap Sandals
If you rely on your combat boots to support you all winter long, try out Dr. Martens' Voss Women's Light Leather Strap Sandals ($100) for some summer comfort, too.
Hoka Women’s Recovery Flip
Hoka's Recovery Flip ($50) isn't your regular flip flop — the high-quality shoe is celebrated by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting good foot health thanks to its stable build and plush cushioning.