Summer is right around the corner — and we are ready! Bring on the warm weather, daily frozen treats, denim shorts, barbecues, lightweight dresses and the opportunity to click “add to cart” on the stylish summer footwear we’ve been eyeing for the past few months. Here are some of our favorite sandals for summer 2023 — all available on Rakuten with Cash Back, of course.
Arizona Big Buckle Oiled Leather Sandals
The Arizona sandal is undoubtedly one of Birkenstock’s most popular styles, and the brand’s new spin on one of its classic sandals, featuring a bigger, more eye-catching buckle, has already proven to be a crowd-pleaser this spring. Birkenstocks are an investment, but the comfort and quality you can expect makes them a worthwhile expenditure. The footbed features a deep heel cup, arch supports and toe grips to keep your foot stable and comfortable all summer long and into the fall. (Yes, we support Birkenstocks with socks!)
The Loran Slide Sandal from Franco Sarto can easily be dressed up or down, making it a versatile shoe to have in your closet for the summer. The sandal comes in multiple colors, but we love this limeade hue. Pair it with jean shorts and a linen shirt or breezy sundress to add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe. We also love the heel on this sandal. It’s not so high that it’s uncomfortable or impractical, but it has a unique shape to add even more visual interest.
We could write a whole blog post just on Tkees sandals. The brand’s site has nearly every style to choose from, including flip-flops, slides and ankle strap sandals, in tons of colors and prints, from neutrals and metallics to bright colors and animal prints, like this vegan snakeskin sandal. The Gemma sandal is a great everyday shoe to have in your summer rotation, and the fun snakeskin adds a little flair to any outfit. Bonus: These sandals can easily be slipped into your suitcase to take on all your summer adventures.
We all need a sandal we can throw on with any outfit to instantly look put together. The Ludo Sandal from Reformation, available at Shopbop, is the answer to your neutral sandal needs. Its asymmetrical straps and toe ring are both stylish and stabilizing, and the padded leather footbed provides an added layer of comfort so you can stroll with ease — preferably with a soft serve in hand.
If you’re looking for a Birkenstock alternative that’s waterproof and lightweight — as in, they’re literally injected with air — look no further than Freedom Moses, available at Tuckernuck. The slides are perfect to slip on for a day spent poolside or hanging out at the beach. The Pink Martini color is our favorite for the season, but there are several hues and prints to choose from. The price also can’t be beat. They would make an excellent gift for any friends or family members with summer birthdays.
Fisherman sandals are having a major moment this summer. Remember the chunky, glittery, jelly sandals from your youth that were insanely impractical (the blisters!), but also at the top of your wish list? Consider Vagabond’s Anise Fisherman Sandal, available at Urban Outfitters, the cooler, slightly more sophisticated older sister of the sandal you’ve long loved. The block heel adds a little extra elegance, but it’s not so high that you can’t wear it day to day. The shoes can also be worn into fall with a slip skirt or jeans and a chunky knit. It’s never too early to start thinking about sweater weather!
Whether you’ve already booked your summer vacation, you’re planning to attend some summer soirées or you’re simply looking forward to time spent outdoors with family and friends, there’s a sandal for every occasion and they’re all available on Rakuten. Don’t forget to activate Cash Back before checkout to add some extra money to your summer ice cream or margarita fund. Happy shopping!