I'm a Fashion Editor—These Are the Best Toe-Ring Sandals to Shop This Summer


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We're right in the middle of sandal season, folks. When the temperatures are reaching scorching-hot levels, it's prime time to let your toes out so your feet can breathe. There are so many types of sandals out there to choose from, though! You've got slides, flip-flops, flatforms, lace-up sandals, slingbacks… The list goes on. But one huge summer shoe trend I've been seeing is toe-ring sandals, also known as toe-loop sandals. Basically, if you couldn't already guess, your big toe is the star of the show with this style. There can be a single strap around it to really make it stand out, or it can be more subtle. Make no mistake—once you spot this trend, you'll see it everywhere

When you wear them, you'll understand why they're so popular. There's just something about the silhouette that feels so comfortable and secure on your feet. Throw on dressier heeled versions when you're going to a fancy summer soirée or slip into flat slides for a casual beach vibe. Here are 31 of the best toe-ring sandals to shop for the season. 

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Lauren Adhav
Freelance Fashion Editor

Lauren Adhav is a freelance fashion editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she always wanted to work at a fashion magazine. After finally getting an internship at Town & Country in 2015, she moved to New York City and continued to get her footing in the industry with stints at Cosmopolitan, W magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Moda Operandi. In 2017, she returned to Cosmo full time, starting off as the beauty and fashion editorial assistant and working her way to fashion editor. She contributed to both the website and print issues, pitching new ideas, forecasting trends, covering red carpet events, and informing the overall coverage and brand voice.

After five years in NYC, she moved to the West Coast for the sunshine and the change of pace. As a freelance fashion editor, she still contributes to Cosmo and now Who What Wear. She's always trying to get ahead of the next big trend before it goes mainstream and loves discovering fashion brands with a unique point of view (Chopova Lowena, Sandy Liang, and Bode being some of her current favorites). She also spends an unhealthy amount of time online shopping for the perfect piece, and now that she's in L.A., she's rediscovering her soft spot for malls. On the weekends, you can find her walking around the Silver Lake Reservoir, trying to catch up on her tan at Venice Beach, and probably ordering a Chinese chicken salad at Joan's on Third.