50 Sandals to suit every summer budget

Jenessa Williams 16 April 2021

Make this summer a scorcher with the best sandals on the market 

While summer holidays and restriction-free adventures might not be quite upon us yet, now is a great time to research what we might be wanting to wear when “normal” life does resume. By shopping ahead of the season, there are not only some great bargains to be had, but a more mindful, sustainable approach to retail, finding that one perfect item that will truly last instead of being swayed by impulsivity necessity.

With that in mind, now is a great time to start thinking about the must-have summer shoe—the humble sandal. Whether you like platform prints or a fuss-free backless slider, we’ve collated 50 of our favourite styles to suit every budget and occasion.

lazy oaf sandals

1. Embrace your inner child with these 90s style plastic jellies from Lazy Oaf, available in five styles (£110)

saltwater sandals

2. Leaders in the sandal world, Saltwater’s cherry print numbers will brighten up an easy summer outfit (£65)

Boden sandals

3. Add a pop of colour to a monochrome with these velco-leather sandals from Boden (£80)

Clarks sandals

4. The small heel on these Clarks slingbacks are perfect to transition from day to night (£59.99)

fiorelli sandals

5. Embrace comfort with the thick sole and loose straps of Fiorelli’s tonal design (£40)

Birkenstock sandals

6. You can’t beat a classic – Birkenstocks are ideal for in and outside of the house (£80)

Funky Monki sandals

7. These funky Monki green slingbacks would suit all skintones (£30)

Juju Jellie sandlas

8. Sport these retro-favourites from Juju Jellies with socks for ultimate summer holiday nostalgia (£26)

Pom pom sliders by Inuikki


9. These delicate pom pom sliders by Inuikii would be great for a low-key summer wedding (£99)

Cotton Traders sandals

10. Not the biggest fan of your feet? Style it out with these breathable bargains from Cotton Traders (£29)

Chloe sandals

11. These luxury sliders from Chloe are classic design with a sporty edge (£280)

Gucci sandals

12. If your budget will stretch, Gucci’s monogram logo will always be in style (£345)

Arizona Love Sandals

13. Embrace your inner traveller with Arizona Love’s range of easy-to-pack bandana-sandals (£100)

Carvela sandals

14. Dainty and feminine, Carvela’s studded style offers simplicity with a fun twist (£99)

Azzedine Alaia sandals

15. Avoid heel blisters with this easy-to-wear pair of elegant flats from Azzedine Alaia (£720)

Hotter sandals

16. Designed for serious outdoor walking, Hotter’s shoe is ideal for those who want to purchase once but well (£85)

Vagabond sandals

17. Shaped for your comfort, the spongy sole of these velco Vagabond shoes will keep you steady across rocky terrain (£70)

River Island sandals

18. Slip these River Island sliders into your carry-on luggage for easy accessorizing (£40)

Toms sandals

19. Simple but effective, Toms take on a flip flop is built for long-lasting use (£30)

Emilio Pucci sandals

20. The iconic Emilio Pucci print will transport you right back to the 70s – team with floaty florals and cropped flared jeans (£225)

Gucci sandals

21. This chunky Gucci shoe will have Gen-Z looking green with envy (£615)

Vionic sandals

22. Orthopaedic doesn’t have to mean ugly – Vionic’s innovative technology offers fuss-free comfort (£29.99)

Steve Madden sandals

23. Steve Madden’s cork shoe contrasts the feminine style of ballet shoe with a chunky sole (£80)

LK Bennett sandals

24. Gain an extra few inches of height with LK Bennett’s raffia slip-on (£195)

Toast sandals

25. Made of soft blue leather, these Toast sandals will mould effortlessly over time to the shape of your feet (£165)

Bosabo sandals

26. Bosabo’s wooden clogs are made to order, guaranteeing a perfect fit (£150)

Shangies sandals

27. Kit the whole family out in Shangies, available in a wide array of colours and sizes (£38)

Teva sandals

28. Teva’s 80s-style sandals feature a flexible sole and comfy adjustable straps (£45)

Dr Martens sandals

29. The ‘cage’ style of Dr Martens vegan ‘Blaire’ style will toughen up a girly summer dress (£89)

La Redoute sandals

30. Get a touch of Monaco glam with La Redoute’s woven gold shoes (£52)

Marks & Spencer sandals

31. Marks&Spencer come up trumps with a pair of all-purpose dependable gladiator shoes (£55)

Moshula sandals

32. Moshula’s affordable mauve slip-ons will stay firmly on your feet thanks to toe support (£55)

Kurt Geiger sandals

33. It doesn’t get more minimal than Kurt Geiger’s two-strap soles (£19)

Suicoke sandals

34. Suicoke’s soft sandals would be perfect for a trip to the spa (£185)

Cult Gaia heeled sandals

35. Cult Gaia’s unusual heel is perfectly on trend for the SS21 season (£460)

Ugg sandals

36. Treat your tootsies to some mood-boosting colour with Uggs (£100)

Skechers sandals

37. Beloved by key workers, Skechers are a brand you can always rely on for hard-wearing arch support (£39)

Nomadic state of mind sandals

38. Take to the beach with environmental kindness – Nomadic State Of Mind’s rope sandals are woven from organic hemp (£75)

Ancient Greek sandals

39. Minimalism with a touch of intrigue – look no further than the brand Ancient Greek (£100)

Zara sandals

40. Pair Zara’s leather flats with a loose linen jumpsuit or cropped culotte trousers (£29.99)

Monsoon slip on sandals

41. Monsoon’s slip ons are perfect for shielding delicate skin from the sun (£35)

Bertie sandals

42 .Bertie’s embroidered sandals would look great with denim (£75)

Josef Seibel sandals

43. Sunshine yellow sandals from Josef Seibel will put a spring in your step (£69.99)

FitFlop sandals

44. FitFlop’s chunky buckle works best for evening wear – just team with sheer patterned tights (£110)

Havianas sandals

45. Match your Havianas with a headband for simple tropical chic (£32)

AndOtherStories sandals

46. Smooth ribbon ties to these &OtherStories sliders will soothe any blisters (£65)

Matalan sandals

47. Chambray away in a Matalan bargain (£12)

Sainsbury's Tu sandals

48. Pick up some neon foam sandals on your next Sainsbury’s shop – perfect for nipping out and about (£5)

Pull&Bear sandals

49. Plain t-shirt, denim shorts and these Pull&Bear aztec shoes = the only carry-on luggage you’ll need (£9.99)

H&M sandals

50. A little bit on the fashion-ugly side, these H&M padded numbers are ideal for risk-taking fashionistas (£29.99)

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