The 5 Hottest Sandal Styles for Spring, According to the Experts

As the season transitions to warmer weather, your wardrobe also undergoes a serious transition. You can finally ditch the bulky boots for open-toe options and fun, vacation-ready sandals. To ensure your shoe collection is set this year, we reached out to Shopbop’s fashion director, Elle Strauss, to find out which styles are on her radar this spring. Curious? Scroll down to find out (and shop!) the must-have shoes of the season! 

“The most versatile of summer footwear, espadrilles can be worn with anything... and I mean anything. The jute-soled shoe looks just as sweet with a sundress as it does with a bikini and cut-offs. It also helps that we have them in every colour, material, and pattern known to man.” 

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“It's no surprise by now that the '70s are back and standing at 5’1, I could not be more happy that this also means the return of platforms. These Schutz are selling like crazy... they're the perfect pairing with your floor-grazing flares.” 

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“Once reserved for locker room showers, the athletic slide sandals are equally functional as they are on trend. Extra fashion points if you pair them with tube socks.” 

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“These aren't your grandma’s backless pumps. Rubber soles, chunky heels, textured bridge, the updated style is something that everyone seems to be slipping into this season.” 

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“From strutting down the spring runways to frolicking around Coachella last week, gladiators are seriously everywhere. A favourite amongst weekend warriors, the cascading sandals are instant head-turners.” 

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Stuart Weitzman Sparta Sandals ($498)

Which style is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!