16 Perfect Reasons to Strut Through Summer in Bright, Statement Sandals

You'll be walking on sunshine all summer long.

How long have we been stuck in our ugly shoe rut? You know what I’m talking about, sensible be-buckled sandals with good arch support, contoured footbeds, roomy toe boxes and other buzz words extolled by the style-resistant podiatry set that scream IDGAF!

I love ‘em, too, but there’s also something called TMOAGT (too much of a good thing, friends), a doctrine to which I am a devoted subscriber. It’s all about balance after all — there can be no yin if there is no yang. Yes, say goodbye to flat and drab and hello to fun and fab! Your summer is going to be positively bursting with color, joie de vivre and, oh yeah, rarified height (so remember to duck when you’re passing under doorways, just a tip). As Burton Cummings once sang, stand tall. 

Charlotte Stone Ariane Printed Platform Sandal

In a word: whoa. These colorful sandals from Charlotte Stone are instant scene-stealers.


Ruffled Platform Heels

These girly, retro-inspired platform sandals will give you legs for days. And the ruffled peep-toe is pedicure friendly.


Scalloped Platform Heels

With an embroidered heel and sweet scalloped detailing, these chunky heeled sandals are definitely pretty on the outside.


dv Brynn Quarter Strap Woven Flatform Sandals

Target is in on the game, with woven flatform sandals that can serve as a summer MVP.


Castaner Wendy Platform Sandal

We only live once, let us do it in jewel-toned pompom sandals from Spanish heritage brand Castaner.


Franco Sarto A-Maisi Wedge Sandal

Walk on air with these flatform striped espadrilles from Franco Sarto. The crisscross ankle strap ensures a secure fit so dance the night away, too.


Jeffrey Campbell Minimal Lace-Up

Hey, good lookin’, what you got cookin’? These lace-ups from Jeffrey Campbell feature a towering chunky heel that will put you heads and shoulders above the crowd.


Jarvis Platform Sandal

Errands don’t run themselves. Get stuff done in style with these sporty, cushy platforms.


Swedish Hasbeens Buckle Sandal

Scale new heights with these trendy buckle sandals from venerable Swedish clog house Hasbeens.


Sam Edelman Dina Wedge

Who doesn’t love a good slide-on wedge mule? And a little fringe takes this already sky-high sandal up a notch.


Tahi Violi Wedge Sandal

That is some altitude. But maybe good to jot down the number of a good orthopedist just in case you hit an uneven patch of sidewalk.


Betsy Johnson Pipper Wedge Sandal

As cheerful as a ray of sunshine, these adorable Betsy Johnson sandals will have you stopping to smell the flowers.


Dolce Vita Lesly Espadrille

A casual, pretty espadrille that is on target day or eve.


Crosswalk Oralisa Raffia Floral Heel

These chunky-heeled raffia beauties have summer fun written all over them.


Tory Burch Camilla Platform Sandal

Leave it to Tory Burch to make a bold statement with these color-block platforms.


Charlotte Stone Marcel Leather Platform Sandal

Oozing style and wit, these wooden-soled platforms by Charlotte Stone are an instant heirloom.


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