I know you all told it was sneaker season, but let’s take a moment to move on to our favorite summer style theme: sandals. The season has officially begun yet not once, but we are sunk already in a flood of the most chic sandals around. Since the weather allowed us to expose our feet, we’ve seen the resurgence of classic styles as well as some ubiquitous shoe trends that needed to be warmed up a bit (keyword parade of thong sandals). Overall, the currently most popular designer sandals are the ones that meet all of today’s major stylistic elements – 90s-inspired minimal straps, ultra-saturated hues, and heeled mules – and prove that nothing excites fashion audiences like a good shoe trend.
With a few weeks ahead of the days at the pool and the searing temperatures, we already have a pretty good idea of which designer sandals will define 2021. In advance, we will highlight the specific styles that are no doubt the most popular. From podiatrist approved apartments to gasping vengeance heels, these are the sought-after pairs the fashion crowd can’t stop wearing.