The 6 Sandal Trends I Predict Will Define Summer 2021

Six months ago, the S/S 21 collections wowed us with their fresh batch of shoe trends, and now that the season’s deliveries have finally hit the market, the wait to wear all the new-season newness is over. While in certain parts of the country, sandal season is still wishful thinking, we’re of the mind that it’s never too soon to start discussing, planning, and shopping for the season ahead. Which is why we’ve turned our attention on the biggest sandal trends to emerge from the runways.

Whether it be intricate details like toe-ring ties or throwback silhouettes like cushy padded thongs, we studied the spring collections and discovered the following six overarching sandal styles that we’re predicting will make a big impact during the warmer months ahead. To see and shop each trend, keep scrolling.

Up next, I’m a minimalist at heart and these are the five trends of 2021 I’ll try first.