Top Sandals for Summer Fun, Tropical Vacations and Looking Like a Celebrity, For Men and Women

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Those old flip flops are just not going to cut it. You want innovative design, wild pops of color and “OMG, where did you get those?!” comments from your friends. Take a gander at these flights of fantasy, sophisticated summer sandals and easy going casual looks for the sunny days of summer. Sustainable, sensational or sexy, lounging on the beach or hitting the dance floor under a steamy starry sky, we’ve got the best summer sandal looks here for you.

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Luxury designer brand Christian Louboutin sandals, hot pink Versace wedge platforms.

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Sandals. The word conjures up a multitude of sweet summer footwear, yet everyone will give you a different response to what they consider a sandal to be. Come Watson, let’s investigate. Here we have a mouthwatering kaleidoscope of rainbow colors to set your fashion senses on high alert. Valentino multi colored rope sandals.

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Glamour on steroids. Black satin and suede stiletto sandals with a flamboyant Art Deco flair by Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Chic woven leather sandals by Loewe.

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Surrealism meets footwear. Loewe incorporates a charming tulip as a fanciful heel.

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Beauty product lovers rejoice! Nail polish bottle heels for summer. Loewe.

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Breathtaking woven slides by Inkkas are like wearing works of art. Peruvian textiles are incorporated into these vegan sandals.

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Frida slides are hand embroidered in Latin America. For each purchase Inkkas plants a tree. Read about their sustainable ethos here.

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Funky men’s pool sandals by Christian Louboutin.

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Greek inspired wedge sandals with big party-ready bows by Christian Louboutin.

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Men’s logo gold crested espadrilles by Christian Louboutin.

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Coolito Sun Greek mules for men. Christian Louboutin.

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These floral platform sandals are an instant celebration. Christian Louboutin.

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From the Greekaba Collection, glorious wedge sandals. Canvas with multicolored embroidery, tassels and pom poms inspired by Greece’s national dress by Christian Louboutin.

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Flower power! Daisy Spikes white leather sandals by Christian Louboutin. Signature red sole of the brand.

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Sustainable brand HowCork assembles the best cork products from around the world on one website. The brand values sustainable, ethical and vegan products. These simple yet stylish Kelly green sandals are made with recycled cork and reclaimed cotton.

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Natural cork from Portugal crafted into embroidered mules in the Moroccan style. Eco-friendly, fashion-friendly. HowCork.

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Yes, I know this is an article about sandals, but when you’re wearing your sandals you’ve probably got sunglasses on. Check out these fabulous recycled cork sunglasses by HowCork.

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Ultra cool boot-like sandals by Alaïa.

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Recycling discarded rubber and bonding it with jute fibers creates the unique and sustainable soles of Gumbies flip flops.

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For men. Flip flops by Gumbies crafted using reclaimed rubber.

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Recycled old rubber never looked so cute! Picnic flip flops by Gumbies.

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Save the turtles! Flip flops for men with a tropical island vibe by Gumbies.

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Mohinders is a small shoe business based in San Francisco, Mumbai, and Athani, India. All shoes are hand crafted using centuries old shoemaking traditions.

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Handmade men’s striped slides. Mohinders.

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These swoon-worthy works of art are marbleized by hand so each pair of sandals is unique. Check out how these beautiful leather sandals are dyed using a 12th century ink process. Mohinders.

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Trekking sandals your way. Customize 12 different details with Chaco.

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Men’s multi colored hiking sandals. Chaco.

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Bling it on! Roger Vivier Strass Buckle platform espadrille mules in velvet.

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Metal buckle gladiator sandals in brown leather. Roger Vivier.

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Choose your flowers, choose your crystals, customize your sandals at Kara Mac, a New York based footwear brand.

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Promoting the YSL brand with mega heels.

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Take flight with these Emilio Pucci feather sandals.

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Zebra sandals-a must have for summer parties. Paris Texas brand.

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Butterflies are free. Unfortunately, these breathtaking, decadent sandals are not. By Sophia Webster, the queen of luxury feminine footwear.

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Golden gladiator sandals. Valentino.

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Fun floral pool Crocs by Balenciaga.

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Altuzarra navy espadrilles.

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Bold black and white marshmallow sandals in vegan leather by Alohas.

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Orange chunky vegan sandals. Alohas.

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Hot pink rules. Alohas is a sustainable brand.

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Metallic silver leather sandals by Alohas.

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Neon green strappy sandals by Alohas.

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The most important thing to remember about summer sandals? Be sure to have a blast and enjoy your fun in the sun!

Couple wearing Alohas sandals.

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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