Say Hello To The Sandal You'll Be Wearing All Spring

We love a good heel, but we are always excited when comfortable footwear gets a moment in the spotlight. So when we saw this new style trot down the S/S 14 runways at 3.1 Philip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, Proenza Schouler and Rag and Bone, we knew we were in for a good season.

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    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.

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    EXPLORE: Runway, Acne
    PHOTO: Courtesy of Acne

    Acne

    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.

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    EXPLORE: Runway, Tibi
    PHOTO: Courtesy of Tibi

    Tibi

    Take a note from Tibi’s Resort 14 collection and ground a full skirt and blazer with chunky flat sandals.

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    PHOTO: Courtesy of Isabel Marant Etoile

    Isabel Marant Etoile

    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.

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    EXPLORE: Runway, Chloe
    PHOTO: Courtesy of Chloe

    Chloe

    We would never have predicted it, but the modern femininity of Chloe’s aesthetic pairs perfectly with hefty sandals.

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    EXPLORE: Runway
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    Lanvin

    Holographic Woven Leather Sandals ($990)

    The bright color and holographic details on these Lanvin sandals are perfect for spicing up a white dress.

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    Zara

    Leather Bio Sandal With Jewels ($99)

    The embellished little sister of the classic Birkenstock, these are a fun option for a warm summer night.

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    Marni

    Convertible Fringed Leather Sandals ($770)

    Stripes and fringe make these sandals anything but ordinary, exactly what we’d expect from a house that has made androgynous flair its signature.

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    Kenzo

    Color-Block Leather and Neoprene Sandals ($250)

    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.

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    Alexander Wang

    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.

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    Robert Clergerie

    Caliba Slingback Sandal ($550)

    The genius of these sandals lies in the metallic band around the sole.

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    Tibi

    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.

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    Vince

    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.

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    Isabel Marant

    Holden Leather Slides ($510)

    Arguably the most comfortable of the bunch, these will look great with cropped, printed trousers.

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    Topshop

    Free Tread Sandal ($65) in Blue

    Pair this printed pair with a slouchy white jumpsuit.

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    Manas

    Sandals ($71) in Orange

    We can’t wait to wear these with a red shift dress and a sleek clutch.

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    River Island

    Black Metal Trim Cross Strap Mule Sandals ($80)

    Replace your basic black flats with these metallic slip-ons.

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Kenzo Color-Block Leather and Neoprene Sandals

Kenzo Color-Block Leather and Neoprene Sandals

Kenzo, $250
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Isabel Marant Holden Leather Slides

Isabel Marant Holden Leather Slides

Isabel Marant, $510
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Lanvin Holographic Woven Leather Sandals

Lanvin Holographic Woven Leather Sandals

Lanvin, $990
SHOP
Manas Sandals

Manas Sandals

Manas, $71
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Marni Convertible Fringed Leather Sandals

Marni Convertible Fringed Leather Sandals

Marni, $770
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River Island Black Metal Trim Cross Strap Mule Sandals

River Island Black Metal Trim Cross Strap Mule Sandals

River Island, $80
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Robert Clergerie Caliba Slingback Sandal

Robert Clergerie Caliba Slingback Sandal

Robert Clergerie, $550
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Tibi Imogen Flat Sandals

Tibi Imogen Flat Sandals

Tibi, $295
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Topshop Free Tread Sandal

Topshop Free Tread Sandal

Topshop, $65
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Sawyer Flat Sandals

Sawyer Flat Sandals

Vince, $125
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Zara Leather Bio Sandal With Jewels

Zara Leather Bio Sandal With Jewels

Zara, $99
SHOP
Alexander Wang Kira Sandal

Alexander Wang Kira Sandal

Alexander Wang, $525
SHOP
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