Sandals keep your feet covered and comfortable, whether you’re at the beach, running errands, or headed out to a special event. They’re the perfect choice for warm weather and summery outfits, from jeans and a tee to your favorite maxi dress. If you want to kick your sandal game up a notch, find heeled sandals or wedges to add some height. And strappy gladiator styles, with or without leg ties, will always make a fashion statement.
Sandal trends come and go, but what’s most popular with women this year is the comfort factor. Womens casual sandals with puffy, pillowy uppers and extra-cushioned footbeds are all the rage, as are flip flops that provide maximum convenience for post-workout lattes or those max-chill days of summer.
For the adventurous types, there are hiking sandals with grippy soles that can hold up to the roughest terrain. Strategist contributor Fiorella Valdesolo laudes the Chaco Z/1s as “the best all-around hiking sandals,” and other hikers agree, with Paul Ronto of RunRepeat reporting that he wears them for 90 percent of his hikes and Outdoor Outreach senior instructor Michael Hervey reporting that they’re great for walking all 1,200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
If you’re shopping for a pair of walking sandals, look for ones with adequate cushioning, arch support and replaceable insoles that can accommodate prescribed orthotics for women who need them. And don’t forget to look for durable materials, like leather, suede or canvas.
Whatever your style, you can find the right pair of womens sandals at Shoe Carnival stores and online. Pick up a pair of casual slides or strappy gladiators in your size to keep up with your cookout plans and beach day adventures, then switch to closed-toe styles for everyday fall and winter wear. And when you join Shoe Perks, you’ll earn points on every purchase and get free shipping on all your footwear orders. women’s sandals