Practical Fashion Girls Will Love These Sandal Brands

Hilary George-Parkin

I don't know about you, but I have a habit of wreaking havoc on my favorite sandals each summer. Between New York City sidewalks, impromptu detours through sandy beaches and grassy lawns, and the occasional outdoor concert, I usually find myself apologizing to the cobbler when I hand them over in August for some necessary rehab.

I used to skirt around this problem by buying cheap sandals that I could just toss in the trash at the end of the season until realizing a) yikes, super wasteful and b) I tend to get attached to shoes I like, so parting with them was never fun, even if they were falling apart. Nowadays, I like to invest in pairs I know are well made so they can handle a bit more of the beating I put them through each year—and I gravitate toward simple, practical styles that will go with just about everything. (And if there's a flash-in-the-pan trend I can't live without, then I'll go to Zara.)

I'm also always on the lookout for new brands to source my everyday sandals—and in the interest of sharing the wealth, I've rounded up four emerging labels making classic yet crazy-covetable footwear.

Keep scrolling to shop them all.

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