Sandals tend to get a bad rep (think the classic socks-and-sandals stereotype), but open-toe footwear shouldn't be relegated to the feet of over over-zealous dadcore fans. In fact, Italian powerhouse Gucci recently included a series of dope sandals in their SS18 collection.

Firstly — and this is a large part of why they're so maligned — sandals are insanely comfortable. Once you've broken them in, having the sweet summer breeze caress your toes is a feeling of freedom that no sneaker can replicate.

Secondly, sandals are a lot more versatile than most people assume. You can wear them with tracksuits, jeans, and even a suit. As long as you keep your toenails neat, sandals can be a surprisingly classy choice of footwear.

Our very own Commerce Content Curator Nigel Minani has carefully selected the best sandals, from Teva, Camper, Birkenstock, Suicoke, and Dr. Martens, to help you upgrade your summer style. In particular, Nigel's selection includes a pair of Tyler, The Creator-approved Suicoke Depa V2N's (you know, those same sandals that made A$AP Rocky savagely roast Tyler all over Instagram).

Peep them below, and let us know how you plan to style them in the comment section.




Buy at Farfetch

Universal Premier Sandal



Buy at END.

Hurricane XLT2


Teva x BEAMS

Buy at Urban Outfitters



Dr. Martens

Buy at asos




Buy at Farfetch

OC Glitter Arizona


Birkenstock x Opening Ceremony

Buy at Opening Ceremony




Buy at Need Supply

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