A hybrid of the beloved sneaker and the reliable gladiator sandal, the mandal is characterized by its substantial sole, thick straps, and sportswear undertones. A rebuttal to the dainty sandals of seasons past, the mandal complements the minimal, structural silhouettes of S/S 14. Click through to shop some of our favorite styles and see some of the designers who have us excited to try the trend.
As seen in Acne’s Resort 14 lookbook, pairing substantial sandals with your evening gown is an unexpected and vacation-friendly approach to nighttime dressing.
Take a note from Tibi’s Resort 14 collection and ground a full skirt and blazer with chunky flat sandals.
Sure to be a hit this season is the padded leather slide from Isabel Marant’s Etoile collection. Wear them with everything from a flirty skirt to slouchy pants.
We would never have predicted it, but the modern femininity of Chloe’s aesthetic pairs perfectly with hefty sandals.
The bright color and holographic details on these Lanvin sandals are perfect for spicing up a white dress.
The embellished little sister of the classic Birkenstock, these are a fun option for a warm summer night.
Stripes and fringe make these sandals anything but ordinary, exactly what we’d expect from a house that has made androgynous flair its signature.
The neoprene strap on these bright green and blue sandals reminds us of a wetsuit, which couldn’t be more apt given S/S 14’s surfer vibe.
Kira Sandal ($525)
Ever the creator of urban-friendly staples, Alexander Wang serves up a fully functional sandal in a shade of cobalt that we absolutely adore.
Caliba Slingback Sandal ($550)
The genius of these sandals lies in the metallic band around the sole.
Imogen Flat Sandals ($295) in Burnt Coral
The brick red hue and easy zip-up closure will make these a go-to for festival season—pair with your trusty denim shorts for best results.
Sawyer Flat Sandals ($125) in Pewter/Woodsmoke
The taupe and silver color combination of these sandals will add a modern twist to any spring ensemble.
Holden Leather Slides ($510)
Arguably the most comfortable of the bunch, these will look great with cropped, printed trousers.
Free Tread Sandal ($65) in Blue
Pair this printed pair with a slouchy white jumpsuit.
Sandals ($71) in Orange
We can’t wait to wear these with a red shift dress and a sleek clutch.
Replace your basic black flats with these metallic slip-ons.