Summer 2021 is all about these 6 sandals And next year too.

June 16, 2021

I bet you are as excited as we are about summer and finally being able to wear the beautiful sandals we’ve seen on the 2021 runways and Instagram. And because we think throw-away fashion is an absolute No-Go, not to mention oh-so-tacky, we’ve pinpointed long-lasting sandal trends that you’ll wear not only this summer but also the next one too. From chunky flip-flops to barely-there strappy sandals, here are the best footwear trends for summer and beyond.

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Fishermen sandals

In synch with our Zeitgeist and search for a simpler way of life, the fishermen sandals are a strong trend this summer. The classic sandals with wide straps are not only comfortable walking shoes but also have a simple, back-to-basics vibe. Additionally, they bring a contemporary touch to suits and maxi dresses.


Gladiators are back, and this summer, several lace-up sandals follow the 2021 platform trend. We saw platform gladiators at Ulla Johnson and Altuzzara runway shows, for example. And we especially like the ones with espadrilles soles.

Chunky flip-flops

Chunky flip-flop sandals are one of the hottest footwear trends for summer 2021. They are everywhere. Fashion houses like Jacquemus, Kenzo, and Coperni presented flip-flops with chunky soles and cushy wide thongs, and the cool flip-flops are so elevated you can wear them even to the office.

Strappy sandals

Feminine sandals with barely-there straps are a trend that’s been around for some season now. Nevertheless, in summer 2021, choose sandals with asymmetric or complicated-looking straps for a modern style. Don’t worry about investing in these sandals as it’s a long-lasting footwear trend you’ll keep wearing throughout fall with thin socks and tights like Acne Studio, Sportmax, and Givenchy showed on the catwalks.

Birkenstok style trend

Our favourite ugly sandals are here to stay. In fact, Birkenstock-style hiking sandals are in almost every summer 2021 collection. Staud and Jason Wu are among the fashion labels presenting colourful chunky velcro sandals for this season.

Sparkling sandals

Since we are in celebration mode as life goes back to normal, fashion has adopted the fabulous Roaring Twenties style. As a result, one of the summer 2021 footwear trends is sparkling sandals. No matter whether gold, silver, or embellished with chunky crystal, as long as your shoes sparkle and glitter.

And lastly, make sure you read The best tips to prepare your feet for the sandal season to get ready for summer.

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