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There's nothing more necessary in a summer wardrobe than a reliable pair of sandals you can walk around in all season—and for years to come. Better yet: ones that give back to your feet in terms of comfort and style. Whether you're looking for a pair of durable hiking sandals for hitting the trail or a set that have some height, make the most of the season with these summery standouts. 


Bird of Flight Ace, Re-Soul

$168

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An understated pair of leather Ace slingbacks from Bird of Flight are perfect for your warm-weather wardrobe. Made in Brazil, these come in dark leaf green and feature a small two-inch heel and comfy cushioned leather insole. Ballard

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Camper Right Nina Sandal, Sole Food

$68

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These bright yellow campers with a closed heel and elastic strap offer more support and flexibility than your typical sandals. University Village 

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Vegan Blaire Women’s Felix Gladiator Sandals, Dr. Martens

$100

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Finally, a shoe that provides the ultra-durable, reliable comfort of Dr. Martens without any animal-rights qualms. These Vegan Blaire Felix Gladiator sandals feel like walking on clouds; even after you arrive home, it'll be hard to take them off.

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Yara Birkenstocks, Woolly Mammoth

$125

A well-worn pair of Birkenstocks may be a punchline in some parts of the country, but here it's a staple shoe. This Yara gladiator-style Birkenstock with a slender curvy strap adds feminine flare and style to the brand's no-fail cork-latex footbed, which forms to your foot for a perfect fit. That makes these perfect for adventures on foot and even certain dressier affairs. University District

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Edina by Sergio Tomani, Market Street Shoes

$160

Made in Colombia, these cute and casual Edina wedge sandals are light and comfortable enough to make it into your daily rotation. With soft blue and brown leather, it's got a velcro ankle strap, adjustable middle strap, and rubber soles for durability and added traction. Ballard

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Moma Cross Sandal (ochre), A Mano 

$193

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If you want to keep your heels flat on the ground and still make a statement, the Moma Cross Sandal might be the best bet. It's made in Italy and constructed with smooth ochre leather that contours to your foot. Add in an adjustable ankle strap and a supportive footbed, and you've got a winner. Downtown

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Intentionally Blank Baxter Green Tea, CORRE

$195

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Part timeless, part modern, and 100 percent chic. The Baxter heel by Los Angeles–based brand Intentionally Blank is a stunner for day and night. Madrona

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ACG Air Deschutz, Likelihood

$75

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Athletic-gear giant Nike stays on-brand in the sandal world with a pair designed to take you places, from hiking trails to beach walks to schlepping your way through the city. These even have quick-dry fabric ideal for summer, plus extra-soft ankle support and a sticky rubber outsole for serious traction. Capitol Hill

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Teva Universal Trail Sandals, REI

$100

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If you're going somewhere to enjoy nature, virtually any Teva style will do, but these Universal Trail Sandals with a soft lining are particularly suited for a long day outside. Thanks to the polyester webbing made from recycled water bottles, your sandals will dry quickly after getting wet. 

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TOMS Majorca Block Heel Sandal, Nordstrom

$89

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Offering simple, comfy shoes with its classic give-back model, TOMS' lesser-known specialty is making insanely wearable heels and wedges. These Majorca Block Heel Sandals include a zip closure, padded footbed, and a stable chunky heel.

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