7 Designer Sandals You’ll Be Wearing All Summer And Beyond

They're a wardrobe staple for a reason.

If you’re waiting for warmer days like an excited little kid, then you’ll probably already be scoping the internet for the *perfect* pair of designer sandals to get you through hot days (punctuated with sunbathing, salt air and Aperol Spritzes).

While there are plenty of brilliant options in the affordable realms, a pair of classic sandals is actually a great staple to invest in. You can have them for multiple seasons and they’re comfy, so you can wear them no matter the occasion. Yes, even when traipsing around Europe escaping the chilly Aussie winter.

Whether you aim to dress them up with an ethereal flowing maxi dress or down with a pair of jean shorts and loose white button up, designer sandals are the versatile wardrobe staple that just keep on giving.

So, we’ve scoured the internet for the best-of-the-best when it comes to summertime sandals (and slides), and let us tell you, there’s some real crackers.

The Best Designer Sandals For Summer

MARNI Fussbett leather slingback sandals


MARNI Fussbett leather slingback sandals , $1150, Net-A-Porter

The perfect criss-cross sandal doesn’t exis…. ok, we take it back! This gorgeous black sandal will go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe, all summer long. Featuring a heel-strap for stability and comfort, this leather-strap-rubber-sole sandal is light and airy on the foot – so you can walk around your resort holiday with ease and style.

Dior's Dioract Sandal in Black Lambskin


Dioract Sandal in Black Lambskin, $1750, Dior

Combining comfort and style, these Dioract sandals offer a two-strap style, along with a heel strap to keep the shoe on your foot as you wander beachside boardwalks in the warm weather. With a comfy moulded sole, these leather shoes, made in Italy, are designed to be ultra-lightweight and majorly comfortable. The chunky style straps are adjustable, allowing for the ultimate fit.

Gucci Women’s GG Matelasse Canvas Slide Sandal


Women’s GG Matelasse Canvas Slide Sandal, $1030, Gucci

While there’s no denying chunky sandals are in vogue at the moment, these chic Gucci slides are a brilliant, office-to-real-life mule-style shoe that are both ultra comfortable and endlessly stylish. The Italian-made 70s silhouette features the Gucci monogram along with Double G hardware, offering a taste of the maison’s heritage.

Snap Slide Sandal by Bottega Veneta


Snap Slide Sandal, $1400, Bottega Veneta

We’re seeing a lot more futuristic-looking chunky sandals come through, and this buckled, slightly platform style sets that trend. The criss-cross straps offer beautiful detailing and the creamy colour will go with everything in your closet. It offers a lightweight rubber outsole with polyester lining, made in Italy, of course.

Rori Flat Mule, $578 (usually $960), Chloé


Rori Flat Mule, $578 (usually $960), Chloé

For a fabric option in your designer collection, why not go for this pair, which are crafted from Brazilian cotton, hand-women in Paraguay by a community of women. The delicate craftsmanship is easy to spot in this two-strap slide style, with the Chloé logo embroidered into the top strap for a special touch.

Manolo Blahnik Susa Leather Sandals


Manolo Blahnik Susa Leather Sandals, $1275, Net-A-Porter

Crafted in Italy with smooth leather, these tan Manolo Blahniks scream ‘summers and Aperol Spritzes’. The breathable slip-on sandals feature on trend criss-cross straps, the slightest of heels, and leather lining for comfort. Elegant and timeless, they will be your perfect date to any event during the warmer seasons.

Bom Dia Comfort Mule, $1740, Louis Vuitton


Bom Dia Comfort Mule, $1740, Louis Vuitton

If you love the classic LV monogram, it’s hard to go past these stunning two-strap slide-style mules. In the classic ‘Cacao Brown’ shade, the shoes offer an adjustable Velcro strap, treaded rubber insole and Louis Vuitton engraved buckle. Of course, they’re made in Italy, boasting both fashion and function in one. 

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