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“When you put them on for the first time, they are like soft pillows for your tired feet.”
Related Articles: Best Shower Sandals | How to Pull Off Socks with Sandals | These Sandals from Sorel Are My New Everyday Heels Best-rated sandals Clarks Women’s Breeze Sea Flip-Flops $55 now 38% off 4.7 stars, 44,491 reviews From $34 With over 38,000 five-star ratings, these Clarks are beloved for their comfort, durability, and the fact you can adjust the straps as your feet change in size throughout the day. Reviewers are emphatic that they’re among the best-feeling sandals they’ve ever worn. One who put these to the test on a two-mile walk says, “These far surpassed my expectations! They felt so supportive and made me feel like skipping! They also stay on your feet without having to adjust your step.” Others are quick to set the record straight that they are not any old set of shoes. “Not your run of the mill flip-flops!” says one shopper. “They are incredibly comfortable, and the top strap can be adjusted on your feet. Some days my feet are a bit puffy due to the heat and I need a little more room. What other shoes will allow this? None!” And a third reviewer, who has bought seven pairs in the last three years, says her first pair have “been through a lot and are still holding up strong … Today I needed to soak them in bleach (I mowed a 1/2 acre in them). They were so grass-stained, they were almost black. And I must say, they look almost new. I am very impressed!”
From $34 at Amazon Buy Best-rated (less expensive) sandals Teva Women’s Olowahu Flip-Flop $25 now 8% off 4.5 stars, 17,116 reviews From $23 Reviewers like to talk about these more-affordable Tevas as an all-purpose shoe fit for any occasion and purpose. Per one reviewer in Texas, “I will be living in these for the rest of the summer. They are great for home and going out.” Others rave about them as “the most comfortable thongs I’ve worn for years” and talk about their ability to miraculously conform to any foot. “These Teva flip-flops mold to the length and width of each of your feet. They customize themselves to each individual foot. I have worn them nonstop since receiving them.” Some complain about having received Teva knockoffs from other sellers, but as long as you are buying ones that are sold and fulfilled through Amazon like these, you might find yourself among the reviewers proclaiming, “These are heaven! Hallelujah, they fit like a dream.”
From $23 at Amazon Buy Best flat sandal Crocs Women’s Flip Flop Sandals $25 now 20% off 4.4 stars, 18,459 ratings From $20 More than 12,500 reviewers give these flat-but-supportive Crocs sandals five stars, including one who says that while other sandals with poor support gave her an “aching back, tension headaches, and a very short temper,” the feel of these “light, airy flip-flops is heavenly. Best of both worlds. Like wearing the support of a tennis shoe with all the convenience and comfort of a flip-flop.” Another shopper who hurt her right foot in a hiking accident and now requires “extra support for my arch and the ball of my foot” says that “these flips came through with flying colors!” After wearing the sandals for a week, waiting to see if their “arch would feel unsupported or the ball of my foot ached,” they’re happy to report that it hasn’t happened even though they’ve consistently walked “over a mile in one shot … highly recommend!” Plus, like all Crocs, reviewers say they’re a breeze to clean; one who owns the shoes in both black and white mentions that whenever theirs get dirty, they just “throw them in the washing machine.” headtopics.com
From $20 at Amazon Buy Best flat sandal with straps DREAM PAIRS Women’s Elatica Elastic Ankle Strap Flat Sandals 4.5 stars, 4,168 reviews From $24 Two years ago, editor Fiorella Valdesolo told us her (under-$30) Dream Pairs sandals kept on being mistaken for shoes from Maison Margiela or Ann Demeulemeester. While Valdesolo’s exact sandals are currently unavailable, the straps on this pair from the same brand are very similar — and thousands of five-star reviewers say this newer model is just as well-made. “Finally found the sandals I’ve been looking for!” writes one reviewer who trekked to “Target, Marshalls, and even DSW” in search of some “simple, comfortable sandals that didn’t go in between your toes.” They say this pair is “perfect. They easily slip on and off, they are cushioned and comfortable. No overlap on the front or back and they seem well made.” The stylish strappy design also means these sandals can easily be dressed up or down. One reviewer “bought these to wear to an event and they looked so cute,” but also regularly wears them with casual clothes, while another says they look great worn out “to dinner, but I also wear them to run errands and [go] shopping.”
From $24 at Amazon Buy Best ankle-strap sandal Sanuk Women’s Yoga Sling 2 $40 now 25% off 4.5 stars, 16,670 reviews From $30 The overwhelming majority of reviews praise these shoes as the ultimate in comfort. “The moment these amazing sandals/flip-flops were placed upon my feet, I swear I could hear my little tootsies SING!” says one reviewer with plantar fasciitis. Shoppers also agree that they “look dressy enough to wear with a nice summery dress out to dinner” yet are not so stuffy that you couldn’t wear them with shorts and a tee. Many others note that they’re supportive enough to handle tons of walking, One reviewer “racked up a whopping 68 miles across six park days in Disney” wearing these. She says they withstood heat and rain without causing blistering or pain: “These are going to be my forever Disney, zoo day, travel, etc., shoes!!”
From $30 at Amazon Buy Best sandal with backstrap Vionic Women’s Rest Kirra Backstrap Sandal 4.3 stars, 4,418 reviews From $100 Featuring an orthotic footbed and a supportive backstrap, this pair of sandals has almost 3,000 five-star reviewers, many of whom say they feel as good to wear as they look. One “big fan of Vionic shoes” wore these “straight out of the box for five days in Savannah averaging 15,000 steps (almost six miles) per day and had 0 blisters. I honestly don’t think I could have done that without the arch and heel support these sandals offer. Great comfort without looking like ‘old lady’ shoes.” Another reviewer who wanted to find a stylish leather sandal with a heel strap that wasn’t “slathered with bling” and would “stay on when running/jumping/etc,” found that “these do exactly that … and show off my pedicure beautifully in the summer.” And another reviewer who has suffered from plantar fasciitis for three years likes how the strap “has a bit of elastic to provide some ‘give’ … so that you can slip them on and off easily, without having to mess with the buckle.”
From $100 at Amazon Buy Best flip-flop with arch support Reef Women’s Cushion Breeze Sandals $35 now 23% off 4.4 stars, 6,984 reviews From $27 From what Amazon reviews tell us, those who own Reef sandals tend to be decades-long fans who buy multiple pairs and wear them until they’re falling apart. “I’ve been wearing Reef flip-flops for over 20 years living near the beach,” writes one such superfan. “They last forever and I love the way they cushion and conform to my feet.” The same reviewer writes that this newer style is “even better than before. I have high arches so I need the extra support in a waterproof flip-flop. They also offer you another inch in height so I feel taller and more confident.” A second reviewer, who’s newer to Reef, says these are “hands-down the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn,” adding that they “provide plenty of arch support” for their moderate to high arches, and that once they started wearing these sandals, the pain they’d been experiencing in the balls of their feet simply “melted away.” headtopics.com
From $27 at Amazon Buy Best platform sandal Steve Madden Women’s Roselita Wedge Sandal $70 now 44% off 4.4 stars, 5,986 reviews From $39 Thousands of reviewers love how these Steve Madden platform sandals give them an extra bit of height while remaining stable and comfortable. One reviewer, who calls them the “perfect neutral sandal for summer,” says they were “surprisingly more comfortable than expected, and the color will match any outfit.” (They add that the elastic strapping is not “uncomfortably tight” like on other sandals, but “just right.”) Another five-star reviewer writes that they’re “easy to dress up or dress down,” and says that when it comes to comfort, they’re “one of the best shoes I’ve ever had.” And a third reviewer who bought these shoes for their 13-year-old daughter says they’re her “new favorite shoes — she wears them for dressy and casual events, and finds them comfortable due to the platform. They are easy for her to walk and dance in.”
From $39 at Amazon Buy Best wedge sandal Clarks Women’s Eirwyn Wedge Sandal $95 now 31% off 4.3 stars, 3,940 reviews From $66 Should you need even more height, reviewers agree that these three-inch Clarks wedges are some of the most cushy options out there. Comfortable is the word that pops up most frequently, though some go so far as to say they’re “walking on clouds.” One happy shopper explains, “The straps and sole just feel super-plush and soft; no slipping, no rubbing, and you don’t feel like you’re walking in heels at all.” Another who has “horrible arthritic feet” says they are equally stylish for work: “I tried these because I have a job interview coming up. Hands down the most comfortable girlie shoe I’ve ever worn! Don’t doubt, just buy!”
From $66 at Amazon Buy $67 at Zappos Buy Best slide sandal adidas Unisex Adilette Comfort Slide Sandal - Black/White $35 now 26% off 4.6 stars, 29,876 reviews From $26 One reviewer who loves these Adidas slides (and even bought a pair for their boyfriend) likes that as a rule, slides don’t have an uncomfortable strap between your toes, or finicky small straps across your feet like other sandals do. Of this specific slide, they write: “They are comfortable. They are soft and squishy yet firm. They aren’t hard plastic. They fit as expected and are slightly molded to fit the foot comfortably. They’re true to size.” Another reviewer who is currently experiencing swollen feet from pregnancy says these slides’ cushioning “is really nice and soft and the material is great … The slide also gives way to expanding feet. These have been comfortable to walk in without ever seeming too tight on my feet, the way other shoes have felt.” And a reviewer who typically only wears “expensive sneakers, boots, and Crocs” found these slides “just amazing. I can’t explain it. When you put them on for the first time, they are like soft pillows for your tired feet and feel incredible.”
From $26 at Amazon Buy Best pool sandal Vertico Shower-and-Pool Sandal 4.3 stars, 6,110 reviews $14 Many reviewers use these Verticos at the gym, though they have come in handy for others during trips to the beach, camping, and yard work. They’re popular because shoppers find them affordable, sturdy, and comfortable. One reviewer raves about these for wet situations where athlete’s foot abounds: They “go from the shower to bone dry,” and “unlike other manufacturers’ that surround your foot in plastic, these are so well ventilated that they won’t cause your feet to sweat.” A slim few complain about these sandals being squishy and collecting water, but the majority agree that these are well made with good traction on wet floors. headtopics.com
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