When you think of sandals, you probably think of traditional, open-toed ones. If open-toe isn’t your thing, but you don’t want to be stuck wearing sneakers or regular shoes all summer, a closed-toe sandal is a perfect alternative. Airier than flats or sneakers, your feet will stay cool during the summer months, and, will even last into the cooler early fall months, when you aren’t quite ready to make the switch to boots. Here are our picks for the best closed-toe sandals for men and women.
Keen Newport H2
It’s important to have shoes that will work no matter what the weather is. These sandals from Keen are not only ultra-comfortable, but they are waterproof, too, making them ideal for whatever vacation plans you have – hiking, sightseeing, trekking around an amusement park – you name it, and these sandals will have you covered. Made with PFC free materials, with razor siping (thin lines in the soles) for improved ground traction, these closed-toe sandals give you everything you get out of a hiking shoe in a sandal. Available for women, men, and kids.
These sandals by Dankso have leather and mesh uppers and are treated with Aegis® Microbe Shield and Dri-Lex ECO™ java mesh sock lining for odor and moisture control, perfect for hot summer days. Designed with Dansko Natural Arch® technology so you not only will look super cute, you’ll be very comfortable as well.
Earth Origins Nellie
These Earth Origins sandals remind me of the sandals I had when I was a little girl, and may become your go-to closed-toe sandals for the summer, and even into the fall. Made with 100% leather with a rubber sole, with Multi-Density Cushioning and Arch Support, these sandals are perfect for both play and work. Super cute and comfortable, you will probably want one in every color.
Clark’s Nature Limit
These Nature Limit Sandals by Clark’s are a traditional “fisherman’s sandal” and are a must-needed addition to any wardrobe. With an ergonomic footbed and rubber sole, your feet will thank you for donning these this summer.
Nine West Magep
No summer shoe collection would be complete without an espadrille, and these timeless espadrilles from Nine West are sure to see you through the summer. These breathable sandals are perfect for the beach, a night out on the town, and everything in between.
Lucky Brand Women’s Doerid Mule
Technically mules are not sandals, but the Doerid mules from Lucky Brand sure seem like a sandal. These pointed-toe mules have a leather slide with a synthetic sole and are super versatile. You can wear them for a day of fun, or for a night out – no matter what, they’ll look great!
Men’s Teva Omnium 2 Mesh Sandals
A perfect sandal for an active guy, Teva’s Omnium 2 sandals are perfect for whatever adventures come your way this summer. Waterproof, adjustable, and quick-drying, no matter the weather or the occasion, they will perform.
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