Say Hello To The Sandal You'll Be Wearing All Spring

A hybrid of the beloved sneaker and the reliable gladiator sandal, the mandal is characterized by its substantial sole, thick straps, and sportswear undertones. A rebuttal to the dainty sandals of seasons past, the mandal complements the minimal, structural silhouettes of S/S 14. Click through to shop some of our favorite styles and see some of the designers who have us excited to try the trend.

Acne

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As seen in Acne’s Resort 14 lookbook, pairing substantial sandals with your evening gown is an unexpected and vacation-friendly approach to nighttime dressing.

Tibi

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Take a note from Tibi’s Resort 14 collection and ground a full skirt and blazer with chunky flat sandals.

Isabel Marant Etoile

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Sure to be a hit this season is the padded leather slide from Isabel Marant’s Etoile collection. Wear them with everything from a flirty skirt to slouchy pants.

Chloe

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We would never have predicted it, but the modern femininity of Chloe’s aesthetic pairs perfectly with hefty sandals.

Holographic Woven Leather Sandals ($990)

The bright color and holographic details on these Lanvin sandals are perfect for spicing up a white dress.

Leather Bio Sandal With Jewels ($99)

The embellished little sister of the classic Birkenstock, these are a fun option for a warm summer night.

Convertible Fringed Leather Sandals ($770)

Stripes and fringe make these sandals anything but ordinary, exactly what we’d expect from a house that has made androgynous flair its signature.

Color-Block Leather and Neoprene Sandals ($250)

The neoprene strap on these bright green and blue sandals reminds us of a wetsuit, which couldn’t be more apt given S/S 14’s surfer vibe.

Alexander Wang

Kira Sandal ($525)

Ever the creator of urban-friendly staples, Alexander Wang serves up a fully functional sandal in a shade of cobalt that we absolutely adore.

Robert Clergerie

Caliba Slingback Sandal ($550)

The genius of these sandals lies in the metallic band around the sole.

Imogen Flat Sandals ($295) in Burnt Coral

The brick red hue and easy zip-up closure will make these a go-to for festival season—pair with your trusty denim shorts for best results.

Sawyer Flat Sandals ($125) in Pewter/Woodsmoke

The taupe and silver color combination of these sandals will add a modern twist to any spring ensemble.

Isabel Marant

Holden Leather Slides ($510)

Arguably the most comfortable of the bunch, these will look great with cropped, printed trousers.

Free Tread Sandal ($65) in Blue

Pair this printed pair with a slouchy white jumpsuit.

Sandals ($71) in Orange

We can’t wait to wear these with a red shift dress and a sleek clutch.

River Island

Black Metal Trim Cross Strap Mule Sandals ($80)

Replace your basic black flats with these metallic slip-ons.