7 It Shoes That Sell Out Every Single Summer


While I love a brand-new shoe release as much as the next fashion-obsessed person, there's something to be said for a pair of shoes that came out years ago and is still as popular as ever. Even shoes that came out just two or three years ago and are still popular are impressive because fashion moves at a lightning pace.

There are several returning It shoes that are percolating this summer, and I thought we should talk about them now because many are probably going to sell out yet again. Some of these shoes have a price point that's on the higher side, but bear in mind that they've stood the test of time, making them a worthier investment than most shoes. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have fewer pairs of quality shoes than a ton of shoes that rarely get worn and are just taking up my precious closet space. Without further ado, scroll on to shop the shoes everyone is still clamoring for.

Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals

It's quite telling when a shoe style leads to many imitators, which Saint Laurent's Tribute sandals have. The simple, chic sandals were released in 2004 and continue to fly out of stock each and every summer. 

Shop Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals

Manolo Blahnik Maysale Mules

Manolo Blahnik Maysale mules could easily be worn year-round, but summer is when the backless pumps really shine. I love them with a slip skirt or jeans and a tank top. They add instant polish. 

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Emme Parsons Laurie Sandals

These chic toe-ring sandals are a minimalist's dream and provide just a touch of glamour with the gold toe bar. Even Meghan Markle has worn them on repeat occasions. It's not surprising in the least that they're constantly sold out.

Shop Emme Parsons Toe-Ring Sandals

Toteme Thong Sandals

Toteme's kitten-heel leather thong sandals proved that flip-flops can be fancy. Fashion people have flipped over these shoes every single summer since their release a few years ago.

Shop Toteme Thong Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandals

The most wallet-friendly of the bunch, Birkenstock's Arizona EVA Sandals are both wildly comfortable and surprisingly expensive looking. The high-quality material is incredibly lightweight, and yep, they're waterproof.

Shop Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandals

The Row Ginza Flip-Flops

Another chic entry in the flip-flop category, The Row's Ginza sandals feature wide straps and a low platform. They go with pretty much any summer outfit under the sun.

Shop The Row Ginza Flip-Flops

Hermès Oran Sandals

It doesn't get more luxurious than Hermès, and these sandals are a slightly more accessible (relatively speaking) way to invest in the brand. The Oran Sandals were released back in 1997, but I still see them all over Instagram as if they are brand-new.

Shop Hermès Oran Sandals

Next up, 31 Cute Summer Tops I'm Losing It Over

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.