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.
Under $100 and available in four other shades? Say no more.
The ultra-thin straps make these look more expensive than they actually are.
Cobalt blue has been popping up everywhere lately, so you might as well get in on the trend with these croc-embossed sandals.
Emme Parsons has so many toe-ring styles it's hard to pick just one! I opted for these delicate black slides that'll go with anything.
Okay, so these don't have a strap for your big toe specifically, but it'll still be highlighted in the same way because the rest of your toes are.
Sizes are selling out, so you better get on this pair fast!
Jelly sandals are trending, and this Veronica Beard pair has a statement buckle just for an extra detail.
Your toes will really be the focal point in these stunning croc-embossed Rachel Comey sandals.
Make your feet the statement of your whole ensemble with a lime-green pair.
The mid-size block heel will feel so much better on your feet than a stiletto.
Slide these soft sandals on your feet and you won't want to wear anything else this summer.
Get yourself a pair of luxe Tabi sandals that just so happen to be on sale.
Gold hardware on the toe loop gives a sophisticated touch to this minimal pair.
These aren't your average touristy-looking flip-flops! The thin braided straps make 'em feel special.
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.
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