Comfortable and stylish summer sandals

Glamour AND comfort in a single pair of sandals? We're here to tell you it can happen. Mumsnetters pick the sandals you'll want to wear all summer long

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1. Havaianas Luna Sandals, £22

What's to love? These are beautifully simple; if you're a flip-flop fan, you can keep all of the comfort of this style without sacrificing elegance.

Mumsnetters say: "Other flip-flops would, I suspect, wreck my feet, but I've walked miles in Havaianas. Sight-seeing, Legoland, even bigger walks - they've definitely been tested. And they are cheap!"

2. Boden Espadrilles, £39.60

What's to love? Not only are these ridiculously elegant AND beautiful - they're also sturdily built for comfortable walks along the beach. These come in black, silver and this zingy red.

MNers say: "Boden Espadrilles - bloody gorgeous."

3. Ecco Gladiators, from £47.95

What's to love? Get the perfect fit - every time - thanks to the adjustable buckles. With a quality leather lining and insole, these look and feel pretty classy.

Mumsnetters say: "Super comfy and you can walk for miles in them. I have them in pretty much every colour. I like comfort too."

4. Fitflops, from £35


What's to love? Fitflops have cushioned soles which cunningly incorporate a wedge, giving you height while protecting your feet. They're also incredibly comfy.

MNers say: "I expect I'll be wearing Fitflops for about the sixth year since I discovered them. They help my back and all my joints when standing all day on a hard floor, and I can walk for hours and hours (the proof is how I feel the next day!)"

5. Tevas, from £14

What's to love? With adjustable grosgrain straps and a comfy textured footbed, your feet will thank you. Style-wise, these are winners too - loads of colour combos mean there's something to suit every wardrobe.

Mumsnetters say: "Really comfortable. I think they look better than most walking sandals - including with dresses. I love them so much that I have three colours."

6. Saltwater Sandals, from £37.99


What's to love? These cult classics stand up to sea water, so you can go wading without worrying! They also come in a whole rainbow of colours.

MNers say: "I finally bought a pair (patent turquoise) in a sale last year and was pleasantly surprised at how good they look: totally non-frumpy, especially with deep red painted toenails. Plus I can wade into the sea with my four-year-old, without the fear of getting them wrecked. Marvellous."

7. Clarks Scent Sky, £50

What's to love? Don't let the (not inconsiderable) height put you off - these lovelies are equipped with inbuilt Cushion SoftTM technology to take you from day to night. They're also super-lightweight so won't eat into your all-important baggage allowance.

MNers say: "High but so comfy! I bought the same ones and have tramped round Barcelona all week in them. Fantastically comfy and they look fab too! So pleased."

8. Rocket Dog Tailspin, from £14.99

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What's to love? Rocket Dog put their own spin on this summer's chunky strap trend with an embellished fabric strip around the sole. Pretty!

MNers say: "I'm just wearing these in at my desk but they don't really need it - they're very comfortable already."

9. Clarks Romantic Moon, £50

What's to love? You can get these in black, neutral colours, or with a colour-blocked front strap - plus that hint of a platform gives you height without sacrificing comfort.

MNers say: "I've walked miles in these. They're great."

10. Merrell Around Town Slide, £80

What's to love? If you want to walk on clouds this summer and avoid the horrors of sweat-ridden trainers - look no further.  

MNers say: "Admittedly, they do mostly have the 'walking sandal' look, but a lot of them are a lot more attractive than the selection at Millets! I have a pair I got on a beach holiday about seven years ago and have worn a lot - including in the sea - and they are still going strong."

11. Clarks Roya Hannah, £40

clarks roya hannah sandal

What's to love? They'll go with everything, and the sturdy sole means they'll last you through a few holidays.

MNers say: "I wore them to death last year. Walked everywhere in them, and they were far more comfortable than my walking sandals."

12. Birkenstock Gizeh, from £54.95

What's to love? With all the sturdiness of a traditional Birkenstock, Gizehs come in loads of colours - just as good for an evening meal as for traipsing about town.

MNers say: "I have them in three colours: silver, brown and lime green. THE most comfortable summer sandal for walking in, and unlike the traditional strap Birks, they work with a skirt or dress. Love them."

13. Varca sandal, £49

What's to love? Handmade in Spain, these 100% leather sandals come in a huge range of colours that'll suit every wardrobe.

MNers say: "I have a pair of Varcas. So comfy."

14. Clarks Henderson Luck, £50

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What's to love? The T-bar and stack heel give these a vintage feel. They'd look great with a tea dress.

MNers say: "They are leather, and have squidgyness, even if they don't look it!"

15. Panama Jack Janela, £72.50

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What's to love? One of the comfiest wedges around, these will take you from sightseeing to the hotel bar.

MNers say: "I live in Panama Jack sandals all summer. I've got flat ones I can walk forever in and wedges that are super squidgy too."

16. Hush Puppies Nina Nishi, £45

hush puppies nina nisha sandal

What's to love? A classic style that can be worn year in, year out, these also have a rubber sole that won't wear down easily.

MNers say: "The footbed is well padded. I've worn them for a lot of schlepping around hot cities and they haven't let me down yet."

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