10 stylish sandals that don’t need break-in time

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Whether you’re looking to outfit your wardrobe with comfy shoes before your next warm-weather vacation, or you want to fill your summer wardrobe before the longer, warmer days kick in, sandals are your thing. probably the priority. While sandals are generally known for their slightly more casual fit, many pairs (even popular ones like Birkenstocks) are notorious for requiring ample break-in time. But if you’re shopping on time, or just hate the thought of putting your soles (and your ankles and toes) at risk, it’s worth knowing which sandals don’t need breaking. This is where we come in.

Ahead, you’ll find 10 pairs of sandals that are so comfortable the moment you try them on, you won’t have to worry about bringing a spare pair with you in your purse, or packing so preventive your little toes or the soles of the feet in moleskin (come on, we’ve all been there). Instead, you can slip into one of the shoes below knowing full well your feet will be comfortable (and stylish) for hours on end.

The best sandals with no break-in time

Vionic Kalina Slide Sandal – $120.00

Thick, braided accents appear from different brands. Where so many of these styles are paired with surprisingly flat soles, these Vionic Kalina slide sandals are made with enough arch support (as Vionics typically do) to ensure your feet are supported with every step. Plus, the braided upper is soft and plush, so you don’t have to worry about irritating the tops of your feet. And since you’re sure to love this, you’ll be delighted to know that these trendy slides are sold in five colors, two neutrals and three bold.

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Chinese Laundry Liya Slide Sandal – $130.00

Looking for a simple heeled sandal that works just as well for weddings as it does for vineyards and nights out on the town? The Chinese Laundry Liya Slide Sandal is here to answer your prayers. Sold in 13 colors, the simple yet elegant sandals are equipped with a padded footbed and a 2.5 inch heel. Plus, the top straps are lightweight and flexible, so they’re unlikely to cause blisters while on the go.

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Teva Midform Universal Shimmer Sandal – $70.00

Since the 80s, Teva has been a leading player in the market for comfortable sandals. While many of the brand’s styles are aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, some of their newer SKUs, like the Midform Universal Shimmer Sandal, boast a bit of a platform paired with a fashion-forward colorway. Despite these updates, these Teva cuties remain some of the most comfortable everyday sandals on the market. And since they’re made of rubber and leather wrapped in metallic foil, they’re also quite durable, making them perfect for trips to the farmer’s market, as well as jaunts to the river and weekends away. dance through the festivals. In this way, they are essential for just about everyone.

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FitFlop Pilar Platforms in Suede Blend – $140.00

Retro silhouettes are making a comeback in 2022, which means these chunky strappy platform sandals will make a cute addition to any wardrobe. They are sold in fuchsia, lilac, and beige, all of which feature striking metal buckles and the most comfortable ergonomic insole. Really, you could wear these lightweight sandals all day and all night, and your feet wouldn’t mind at all. That’s because FitFlop has their unique CushX technology (and all of their shoes are podiatrist-approved).

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Marc Fisher Calyda Sandal — $60.00

If your heart is set on a strappy flat sandal, the Marc Fisher Calyda sandal is a great option. Although the insole is significantly flatter than the other styles on this list, it is lightly padded, so it’s still comfortable. Plus, all the straps are very flexible, so you don’t have to worry about them digging into your feet and ankles and causing pain in the process. Comfort aside, this popular sandal features a trendy square toe and comes in black and gold, so you’ll probably want both.


Women’s TechLoom Big Logo APL Slide — $120.00

There are so many different athletic slides on the market, most of which are under $50, let alone $100. That said, the APL TechLoom slides are well worth the price. They’re designed with the brand’s famous flexible TechLoom material, which ensures the shoes move with your feet, rather than restricting them while walking. Plus, they’re made with a padded, antimicrobial footbed, which not only ensures a comfortable fit, but also less smelly.

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Lorenne Day Mule Collection — $55.00

We love open toe mules for summer and few are as comfortable as the Journee Lorenne Mule collection. Unlike many other mules, these sandals are made with a fabric upper that slips over the feet like a comfortable pair of toeless socks. The 3-inch-heeled sandals provide just enough compression for secure wear, but not enough to cause chafing blisters. Best of all, they’re sold in five colors, including a bold orange we can’t take our eyes off of.

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Women’s Keen Elle Backstrap Sandal — $105.00

If you love having an everyday sandal you can always fall back on, you can’t go wrong with the Elle Backstrap Sandal from Keen, which comes in seven colors. As well as being made with a grippy rubber sole, compression molded midsole and EVA footbed with arch supportThese shoes feature an upper made from recycled PET plastic, so they’re also sustainable.


Franco Sarto Caven 3 Slide Sandal – $75.00

Here’s another flat sandal that’s extremely comfortable, yet quite fashion-forward (those square toes are evvvvverywhere!). Crafted with a cushioned footbed, square toe and soft upper, these sandals could very well become your everyday go-to, so much so that you might want to buy more colors; fortunately they are sold in eight shades!

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Dr. Scholl Once Twice Platform Sandal — $64.00

Espadrilles are another style that we see across all brands. With that in mind, these strappy wedge espadrilles are a great option for those looking for stylish, supportive sandals that are comfortable enough to wear all day. They’re made with anatomical padding to protect your arches, plus an adjustable leatherette upper that allows for a custom fit.

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