Best women's sandals - as chosen by Mumsnetters
Glamour and comfort in a single pair of sandals? We're here to tell you it's possible. Mumsnetters share their tips for the sandals you'll want to wear all summer long
Birkenstocks Gizeh, from £40.17
With a special moulded footbed to ensure maximum comfort and available in lots of colours, Birkenstock Gizehs are just as good for an evening meal as they are for traipsing around town.
“I have them in three colours. They are THE most comfortable summer sandal for walking in, and unlike the traditional strap Birks, they work with a skirt or dress. Love them.”Buy now from Amazon
Ecco Flowt Sandals, from £37.63
These Ecco Flowt sandals offer unparalleled comfort thanks to their three foot straps and heel support, while the gladiator-style design keeps them on-trend and stylish. Thanks to a very slight wedge, your lower back is supported as your foot isn’t flat to the ground. The black version could be easily added to any wardrobe but there are other colours available if you’re looking for something specific.
“I buy a pair or two from Ecco each year and find them really comfortable. And usually reasonably stylish!”Buy now from Amazon
Tevas, from £38.21
Tevas feature adjustable grosgrain straps and a comfy textured footbed – good news for your feet. Style-wise, these are winners too – loads of colour combos mean there's something to suit every wardrobe.
“Really comfortable. I think they look better than most walking sandals – including with dresses. I love them so much that I have them in three colours.”Buy now from Amazon
Toms Lexie Sandals, £24 (was £60)
If you’re looking for a slightly dressier sandal, but don’t want to sacrifice your comfort, the Lexie sandal from Toms could be just what you’re looking for. With braided detailing in a sumptuous honey-coloured leather, these sandals are pretty but laid-back. Thanks to the cushioned insole, walking in them won't be a problem. And the best bit? With their One for One scheme, for every pair of shoes purchased, Toms will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need.
“I have a pair of these in two different colours. They are the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever had.”Buy now from Toms
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Fitflops, from £20
Fitflops look very chic when worn, but have a cunningly hidden squidgy base within the wedge sole, which gives you some extra height while protecting your feet. Genius AND comfy.
“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!)”Buy now from Fitflop
Camper Hola Sandals, from £54.99
Made from real leather with a breathable textile lining, these Camper sandals are as comfortable as they are stylish. With cross-over straps to support your foot and extra protection on the heel, Mumsnetters love that they can walk around in these black sandals all day without aches or blisters.
“Camper sandals are well made and comfy. The style is great too.”Buy now from Amazon
Sam Edelman Gigi sandals, from £25.97
Comfort doesn't have to mean cumbersome, as these sleek Gigi sandals from Sam Edelman demonstrates with aplomb. The footbed is well padded and there's an adjustable ankle strap too, improving fit without sacrificing style.
“I love Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. They're slightly cushioned whilst still looking fashionable and dainty, and I can really pound city pavements in them.”Buy now from Amazon
Timberland Malibu Waves Sandals, from £29.75
Living up to the brand’s reputation for style and durability, these Timberland sandals are trendy yet sturdy. The suede upper is embossed with a subtle pattern that adds style to the sandal, whilst the cork wedge sole offers underfoot support and grip. Mumsnetters love that these sandals are as comfy from the first hour of wear to the last.
“My last two pairs of sandals have been Timberland. They've lasted brilliantly, are very comfy and still have some style (to my untutored eyes at least).”Buy now from Amazon
Hotter Tourist Sandals, from £21.80
If you're all about the comfort, then Hotter sandals are what you're after. They're apparently blissful to wear – like walking on clouds. And they come in a range of lovely colours, too.
“I love my Hotter shoes! My feet thank me every day that I wear them.”Buy now from Amazon
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El Naturalista Open Toe Sandals, £79.10
Sure to look just as great with jeans as they do with a pretty summer dress, these El Naturalista open toe sandals are versatile, stylish and, most importantly, comfortable. Made from real leather, the anatomic insoles absorb impact, making them a good choice for long days of walking or sightseeing. The ankle buckle adds an extra detail while also offering more support around the foot.
“El Naturalista sandals are super comfy and look good. Very comfortable and great quality.”Buy now from Amazon
Salt-Water Original Sandals, from £59.90
A surefire winner every single year, these sandals from Salt-Water are a staple favourite for Mumsnetters. They're tough and hardwearing, and they come in lots of colours – we particularly like the tan colour, which will look lovely when paired with blue denim.
“I've had my tan pair for years and they look brand new.”
“Very comfy and go with everything. I basically wear them all summer.”
“Worn them to death at festivals, up hill and down dale and in the sea etc and still look hardly worn. I baulked at the price when I bought them but bloody hell they've done well.”Buy now from Office
Office Hallie Espadrilles, from £49
If you're looking for a stylish summer sandal without too many frills, these Hallie sandals from Office may be your best bet – whether you're a wedding guest or hosting a barbecue, these slightly wedged sandals come in an array of colours and will complement that outfit perfectly.
“Oh my god they are amazing. I’ve just spent 4 hours walking in them, very comfy! My feet look pretty in them.”Buy now from Office
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