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Cute sandals are a staple in every summer wardrobe, but finding a pair that are comfortable and cute can be a surprising amount of work! We polled our editorial team to find the sandals they've been slipping into the most this summer, and their recommendations range from cute and quirky to traditional staples—and everything in between. Whether you're just looking for a high-quality flip flop or you'd like something with a little bit of height or maybe a splash of color, you'll find a pick for you on our list.
Below, the best sandals for women, according to our editors.
Birkenstock Arizona Essentials EVA
"I wear these sandals every single day. They are super comfortable, and I love that they're waterproof. I hesitated at first to get them in zinnia (they also come in a more traditional white or black) but the pop of color makes me so happy." — Mélanie Berliet, general manager
"While these flip-flops won’t win any beauty contests, they have been a summer wardrobe staple for me for the past ten years or so. They are made from EVA aka Ethylene-vinyl acetate, a rubber-like material that is super lightweight and durable; I’ve dropped previous pairs in the pool or slipped them on right after an ocean swim and they don’t stain or wear out. They are also ridiculously comfortable. After a week or two of wear they essentially mold themselves to your feet, while still providing arch support, something other sandals often lack." — Allison Bean, editorial director
Everlane The Day Crossover Sandal
"Everlane has gained a top spot in my heart when it comes to shoes. I bought these last fall for a trip and couldn't wait to wear them all summer long, and so far, I've done just that. When I say the leather is buttery soft, I mean it." — Kim Carvalho, associate social media editor
"I’m convinced that these are the comfiest sandals I’ve ever owned. From the first time I slipped them on, the leather was soft, comfortable, and easy to walk in. Plus, the square toe and criss-cross straps give them an air of sophistication. I bought the caramel color—which is super versatile—but I’m considering splurging on another color." — Katherine Louie, commerce editor
LL Bean Maine Isle Flip-Flops
"This summer is all about comfort for me. Each year I buy a new pair of these basic LL Bean flip flops which keep my feet comfortable at the beach or on long summer strolls." — Dwyer Frame, senior editorial director, commerce
Swedish Hasbeens Covered High Sandal
"I bought my first pair of Swedish Hasbeens two years ago and before I knew it, my collection quadrupled. I get so, so many compliments on these sandals—and a lot of questions about their comfort level. I know it doesn’t seem like a wooden sole could be comfortable, but you’d be surprised. Since I live in NYC, these babies have walked miles and miles and I'm happy to say they've held up beautifully!" — Chelsea Stuart, senior commerce editor