The Comfortable Sandal Trend That's Taking Over This Summer


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Thanks to designer iterations from Amina Muaddi, The Attico, and Gia Borghini, flatform sandals are officially a staple among the fashion and celebrity crowds. But instead of sky-high platform soles or the sporty lug sole sandals we saw last summer, this season's It sandals are all defined by a subtle platform of two or so inches that's smooth and cushy for a subtle lift. 

Whether they're delicate lace-up styles or '90s-inspired flip-flops, sandals with a flatform sole are quickly outpacing all the other sandal trends we've seen and I'd even go so far as to say they'll come to define summer 2022. While designers are leading the pack with their elevated takes on the trend, you don't have to shell out a designer price tag to get in on the look since plenty of affordable retailers like Free People and Nordstrom are stocking cool flatforms, too.

Ahead, shop our favorite picks of this comfortable-cool sandal trend and see how fashion people are wearing them.


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.