Over the past year, I’ve had to take serious stock of my shoe collection. With nowhere to go, I had to think about which pairs I would actually wear once the world eventually opened back up. It was during this time that I discovered a massive, gaping hole in my collection: sandals, specifically slingback sandals. I owned none despite having a ton of different options saved on my phone.
I’m not a big sandal wearer, but I have a special place in my heart for slingbacks. Unlike traditional mules, these trusty styles come complete with a strap across the back of your foot to keep it in place and in the shoe throughout the day. Plus, there are so many different styles to choose from, including elegant strappy versions from brands such as Reike Nen and chunkier flat options from Birkenstock. This sandal trend honestly just checks all of my boxes—easy, chic, and versatile.
I am by no means abandoning my white sneakers or booties this summer, though. I’m just making some room for a few types of shoes that are a little more warm weather appropriate. Ahead, see all of the pretty slingback sandals that I simply had to share. I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll find something you love.