We're in Our 50s and 60s, and These Are the Only Sandal Trends We're Wearing


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You may recognize Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers as the duo who frequents Who What Wear to lend their style expertise. You might also be familiar with Susan Feldman as a regular voice on the site. While they each typically focus on sharing their own distinct perspectives, the Los Angeles–based trio has teamed up today for what we can only describe as one epic collaboration. The topic of conversation? The sandals that are already getting the most airtime in their closets this summer.

All three women are excited to embrace elevated dressing again and have their eyes on several key sandal trends to complete all their warm-weather ensembles. The seven themes below touch on the season's freshest silhouettes, but true to form, each has styled them in a timeless, elevated way. Now that we're nearly at the halfway point of the summer, these are the key sandals that are resonating the most for Gunn, Meyers, and Feldman.

To find out the shoe trends in question and to see how each woman styles their favorites, just keep scrolling.

Square-Toe Sandals


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On Janet Gunn: Open Edit sandals; Zara shorts

"Just the right amount of heel for a stylish boost to this square-toe faux-leather sandal. The adjustable straps create a perfect fit for comfort and style. My foot is narrow, so this is a terrific option!"


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On Gunn: Open Edit sandals; Ganni dress

"This vegan-leather sandal that goes with almost everything. It's is super cush and super affordable with a toe ring that's comfortable, and I love the squared-off toe with a modern makeover."



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On Susan Feldman: Birkenstock sandals

"Yes, I wore these all during the pandemic, but I love them, and there are so many fun options out there. It feels like this summer is all about color, and these multicolor ones are a perfect example of how to update your Birkenstock game. Bonus: They go with everything."

Heeled Thongs


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On Melissa Meyers: Everlane top; Current Air skirt; Who What Wear sandals

"I am all about wearing thong sandals this summer, especially when they have a squared toe box for an elevated look.  Whether they are kitten heels like this new pair from Who What Wear, a platform, or mid-heel, this style has become one of the hottest trends of the season."

Simple Flat Slides


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On Feldman: Who What Wear sandals

"To me, this is the sandal of the summer. The slide silhouette is chic, fun, and sexy. Plus, you can dress it up or down easily with any outfit. I love this black suede one from Who What Wear. BTW, it also comes in blue and ivory! They are the epitome of understated elegance. It's also great to travel with because you can wear it out to dinner or to the beach."


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On Meyers: St. Roche top; Agolde shorts; Dolce Vita sandals; Zara hat; Montague sunglasses

"I love a strappy sandal, flat or heeled, and these by Dolce Vita are simple, stylish, and lightweight. So perfect for travel or to wear on the hottest of summer days."

Elevated Sporty Sandals


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On Gunn: Banjanan dress; Roam sandals

"These faux-suede wrap sandals are so comfortable, an effortless look for fashion or sporty looks. Basically, anywhere you'd want your feet to be fashionable, cool, and comfortable."

Kitten Heels


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On Meyers: Livotte T-shirt; Agolde jeans; Schutz heels; Wandler bag

"I love a simple mule sandal, and these by Schutz go with everything in my closet. With a 2.5-inch heel, they can comfortably be worn from day to night."

Cushy Slides


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On Meyers: Loft dress; Parker Thatch bag; Montague sunglasses; Who What Wear sandals

"I've always been a fan of a great slide, and these from Who What Wear are a new favorite for me! They are not only super chic but are also as comfortable as my bedroom slippers and great to wear with everything from shorts to dresses."


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On Gunn: Ganni dress; Staud bag; Who What Wear sandals

"These Allie Slides from Who What Wear are a must-have! First, the color. And the bonus is the wide straps that crisscross atop and hug your foot for pure comfort."

Next up: It's a Wardrobe Glow-Up: 7 Items I'm Adding to My Closet and 7 I'm Tossing

Senior Editor

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.