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.