From cozy flats to platform sandals to chunky slides, this year (and every year), we demand comfort for our overworked, overtired feet.
We moms are constantly chasing after our kiddos, and there’s nothing more offensive than summer shoes that give you blisters — nor more annoying than a sandal that takes too much time/work/effort to get on or off. (Okay, maybe we’re being a bit dramatic, but you feel us… right? Right!)
Fellow moms, your feet need — nay, deserve — respite from “the heels from hell.” So say buh-bye to stilettos and hello to easy-on-the-foot (and easy-on) shoes. We hunted for the most comfortable sandals out there — tried and true by ourselves and all our mama friends. Any of the pairs below are guaranteed to get you from the playground to your dinner date effortlessly. Have fun!
Best Summer Sandals for Moms: Comfort, Ease, & Mobility
Cushionaire Sandals ~ $25
Put these shoes on and you’ll instantly feel like you’re walking on clouds.
These sporty-chic sandals boast a secure, strappy fit and a cushioned feel. They’re great for long strolls while still keeping you on trend (we especially love the chevron details on the sole).
You can’t go wrong with Birkenstock’s timeless Arizona sandals. The added softbed feature on this version makes for extra cushion, which is divine. Podiatrist approved.
These platforms are romantic and cutting-edge all at once. We love the quilted straps, and the anatomical footbed forms to the shape of your foot.
Memory foam footbed — need we say more? We love the modest platform (1 5/8″) and the fact that the leather actually offers a good grip, so the shoes are nicely secured to your foot.
These sandals are sure to be a showstopper! We love that this brand makes their shoes on demand, too — very eco-friendly.
Adidas Adilettes ~ $25
Want to keep it sporty? Adilettes will enter your daily rotation. The memory foam is heaven for your feet.
The Bali Tailor Oska Slides ~ $141
We’re all for chunky, cushiony slides this year (can you tell?). These ones feel like weighted blankets for your feet. You’re welcome.
Timeless and minimalist, this sandal features a molded sole that will cocoon your foot nicely. We love the monochramic look.
The Odells Puffy Slides ~ $220
We love the knot details on these, and the contoured footbed ensures all-day comfort.
Crocs Classic Slides ~ $30
We know what you’re going to say… are you kidding me? Crocs? Really? Just humor us: try them on. Comfortable as hell, easy to put on, and totally all the rage (plus, more appealing than their clogs, if you ask us).
Teva Original Universal ~ $50
If you plan on a long day of walking, these won’t let you down. The colorblock style is a nice way to add a pop of color to any of your outfits. Plus, the look is super retro.
Finding the perfect sandal to fulfill all your duties as mom, partner, friend and #girlboss is no easy feat. But these shoes will take you far (and keep your feet at ease). Let us know what summer sandals and brands you’re loving in the comments below.