The weather this week has been anything but ideal for the season, and putting on my clunky rain boots every day has made me yearn for warm summer sun. Mother Nature may be stopping us from showing off our bright pedicures at the moment, but we can still dream of summer and everything that goes along with it–she can’t that away from us.

In the meantime, summer footwear is readily available at retailers, and we’ve noticed some definite trends among designers’ shoe offerings. Be ahead of the curve and check out the five footwear trends you’ll be seeing all summer long, below.

1. City Sandals

Low, chunky heels will continue to dominate this summer. They’re also great go-to shoes, thanks comfy heel heights and plenty of detailing options.

Salvatore Ferragamo Galizia Striped Block Heel Sandal
$795 via Bergdorf Goodman


Isabel Marant Joss Embroidered Leather and Suede Sandals
$860 via Net-a-Porter


Loeffler Randall Galia Studded Suede Block-Heel Sandal
$395 via Bergdorf Goodman


2. Wrap-Up Sandals

These tied and true sandals may be the “it” sandal of 2016. They are a win-win because of their versatility and cool-girl allure. Without a doubt, they’re the season’s best bet.

Manolo Blahnik Jena Suede Leg-Wrap Sandal
$795 via Bergdorf Goodman


Aquazzura Disco Thing Sequin-Embellished Sandal
$925 via Bergdorf Goodman


Jimmy Choo Kora Sandal
$795 via Jimmy Choo


3. Minimalist Mules

Modern and minimalist: what else could we want?

Gucci Metallic Crossover Mules
$595 via Gucci


Mansur Gavriel Suede Mules
$475 via Net-a-Porter

Mansur Gavriel Suede Mules

Vince Tilda Mules
$350 via Shopbop


4. Shower Slides

The hottest slide of the summer is Rihanna’s FENTY x Puma fur slide, but it’s sold out and going for major markups on eBay. Luckily, some other designers have come to our rescue.

Givenchy Mink Fur & Rubber Slide Sandal
$595 via Bergdorf Goodman


Gucci Tian Slide Sandal
$280 via Gucci


Tory Burch Blossom Slide
$295 via Tory Burch

Tory Burch Blossom Slide

5. White Sneakers

Not in the mood for a sandal? These sneakers will go with literally anything.

Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneaker
$410 via Net-a-Porter


Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers
$75 via Urban Outfitters


Vince Varin Leather Low Top Sneaker
$295 via Bergdorf Goodman

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6 years ago

love the city sandal trend — delightfully practical for those of us who just can’t do sky-high heels. a great inexpensive version: Steve Madden’s Irenee. really nice in suede.

6 years ago

Love those Gucci mules, I wish they had a little platform to make them more comfy

6 years ago

i don’t know why but seeing the green back’s of the stan smiths on every single person bugs the crap out of me

6 years ago

Try as I may, I can’t get tied sandals to work. To get the ties to stay in place I have to tie them really tight. Then they pull, tug and hurt as I walk. Eventually the ties end up slipping down. What am I doing wrong?

6 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

When I was a kid (I am pretty old) gladiator type sandals with ties were “in” too and darn if those laces didn’t fall down to my ankles eventually. All the walking around movement of my muscles seemed to make them loose. Good luck finding out what the trick is!

6 years ago

Those Gucci shoes are positively geriatric. If the label read “Naturalizer” instead, you wouldn’t look twice at them.

Christinia Peake
Christinia Peake
6 years ago

Love all of these especially the silver and gold.

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