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3 comfy sandal trends everyone should own this summer

3 comfy sandal trends everyone should own this summer

If you're like most people, your summer shopping list seems never-ending. Sunscreen and swimsuits are high priorities, but don't forget about comfy sandals. Sure, sneakers will work just fine for some occasions, but on those hot and humid summer days, sandals that let your feet breathe are probably a better option.

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While some folks are lucky enough to have styles from years past that still look great, others will need to invest in a new pair or two for the months ahead. And on that front, we can help! Start your sandal hunt by familiarizing yourself with the comfortable yet on-trend styles below. They don't just look good on your feet — they'll feel good, too.

Don't let the word "platform" deter you. We're not talking sandals that tower to dangerous heights. Instead, these must-have shoes have just an inch or two extra on the soles that can offer a little boost while still maintaining stability.

Neutral enough to wear with anything in your closet, these Steve Madden classics are easy to slip on and off. Even better, they look just as good with dresses and skirts as they do with jeans and shorts.

$75 at Nordstrom

Add instant style and pizzazz to any ordinary summer outfit with these head-turning gold sandals. The soles have Naturalizer's "Signature Contour+ Comfort technology," which means they're comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time.

$120 at Amazon
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$120 at Zappos

Sure, slide sandals seem like a summer staple, but they offer absolutely no support for your ankles. Sandals with an adjustable ankle strap are typically a better — safer — buy, especially if you're an avid walker or like to be out and about.

More than 1,500 shoppers on Amazon give these simple, wear-with-everything sandals 5 out of 5 stars. In addition to white, they're available in five other colors including black, orange and gold.

$30 at Amazon

Sorel's footwear is notoriously comfortable and supportive, and these sandals are no exception. One shopper said they are the "perfect sandals for travel and touring in comfort!" while another wrote, "I'm very happy with these sandals! The footbed is comfortable, the strap around the ankle is adjustable, and they're cute."

$85 at Nordstrom

Unexpected rain showers? Slick patios near the pool? Slipping is a real threat during the summer months, so you'd be wise to treat yourself to a pair of sandals with a grippy rubber sole. There are lots of fashion-forward options to choose from these days, so you don't have to worry about looking "uncool."

You really can't go wrong with a classic pair of Tevas. You're probably more familiar with the designs that have the chunky black sole, so switch things up and try this fun EVA pair instead. Not only are they lightweight, but they're also waterproof. In fact, you can even wear them in water!

$45 at Teva

If you want a dressier style that still offers plenty of traction, grab this suede style that's currently on sale for 30% off at Nordstrom. There are two neutral colors to choose from, plus a chic navy blue.

$158 at Nordstrom