These Sandals Are The Cornerstone Of Our Summer Wardrobes

From chunky slingbacks to strappy staples.

While black for summer may seem somewhat counterintuitive, the footwear department proves the exception to the rule. In fact, we’d argue that no summer wardrobe is complete without a pair of black sandals. 

And, given recent shoe trends, with styles becoming chunkier and bolder, black feels as apt a shade as any for a sandal. 

The perfect contrast to flowing sundresses, and feeding into the style set’s current Y2K obsession, we’ve seen fisherman sandals, platforms, strappy and slingback styles become the go-to shoe for the warmer months. 

If you’re in the market for a pair of black sandals, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the best styles below.

The Best Black Sandals For Summer


Marni Fussbett Sandals, $1,150 at Net-A-Porter 

Made in Italy, these buttery soft slingbacks from Marni are the ultimate it-girl sandal, and comfortable to boot. 


Aere Leather Ankle Tie Sandals, $140 at The Iconic 

Sophisticated, strappy and primed to be paired back with any summer ensemble, these sandals will prove a worthy addition to your wardrobe. 


Ives Black Como Sandals, $129.95 at Tony Bianco 

The ‘90s platform flip flop has become one of the hottest shoe styles of the summer, and this rendition from Tony Bianco nails the aesthetic perfectly.


Dahlia Slides, $219.95 at The Iconic 

We love this fresh take on the slide, balancing strappy and chunky styles in one for an everyday summer sandal that feels both elevated and on-trend. 


Prada Woven Platform Sandal, $1,670 at Farfetch 

Nailing the beach to bar transition has never been so effortless than with these woven platforms.


Nomad Sandals, $210 at Alohas

These soft, two-tone, twist slides make for perfect casual wearing.

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