Top Women’s Sandals for Summer 2018

Text by: Kelsey Begg

Birkenstock, Chaco, Keen, Sorel, Teva. Top Women’s Sandals for Summer 2018

Picking the right sandals can be a walk on the beach, and once you find your favourite pair, they will be your new summer love. Ladies, you know sandals vary just as much as any other type of shoe, so the selection can be rather extensive, albeit always nice to have.

A pair of leather heeled pumps for late night cocktails under the stars, versatile slip-ons for weekends at the cottage and a pair of strappy waterproof sandals for weekend adventures at the rivers. There’s no such thing as too many pairs of shoes so spice up your summer shoe collection with a variety of sandals. 

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Best Sandals for Outdoor Activities

Keen Clearwater CNX

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When the sun is shining, it’s hard to turn down an invite to be by the water’s edge. With the Clearwater CNX, you can go from sidewalk to trail to water with no added hassle. The easy to adjust bungee lace allows you to slip them on and off efficiently and maintain a customized fit keeping your foot secure and comfortable. A contoured arch supports your foot while multi-directional flex grooves enhance your foot’s natural flexibility. Confidently traverse slippery rocks and underwater debris and enjoy sockless days in the Clearwater CNX.

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Chaco Z/Cloud 2

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Chacos are back in Canada and we feel like they never even left. Popular and colourful, these strappy sandals are a hit at basecamp, the river, the cottage and even in the city. Customize your fit by adjusting the polyester jacquard webbing upper that wraps around the foot for a secure and comfortable fit. The LUVSEAT™ dual-density PU midsole paired with the Chaco Cloud cushioning enhance comfort for all-day enjoyment so you can spend more time exploring. Pick your favourite from a variety of colours and patterns and get working on your Chaco tan this summer! 

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Teva Verra

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Versatility meets functionality in the stylish design of the Verra sandal. Designed for the water, a webbing and synthetic upper enhance the evacuation of water and water vapour while a Microban® zinc-based antimicrobial treatment eliminates odours. Let your toes wiggle freely this summer without the burden of a bunch of straps in the Verra.

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Best Sandals for Everyday Use

Birkenstock Arizona

There is a reason the Arizona is one of the most popular Birkenstocks sandals. When you step your feet in these Birkenstock Arizonas, you are putting your feet in over 225 years of technology that is designed to provide superior comfort. Versatile and comfortable, you can pair your Arizonas with a dress or blouse for coffee on the terrace or slip them on with some shorts and head to the beach. Our favourite part about the Arizona is how easily you can rock the socks and sandals look. However you wear your Arizonas, this classic is sure to be a comfortable favourite for many more years to come.

If you are someone with a more narrow foot, there are narrow models so you can find your perfect fit. 

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Keen Ana Cortez Flip

Keen is no stranger to the sandal market and is known for their durable designs that are always adventure ready. If you’re a slip-on sandal fan but looking for something with a little more durability and support than your regular foam flip-flop, the Ana Cortez is the perfect option. A rich leather lining provides soft comfort underfoot while the ESS shank offers the support you need. Head from the boardwalk to the beach in the stylishly casual Ana Cortez Flip.

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Birkenstock Gizeh

The second favourite in Birkenstock’s sandal line-up is the Gizeh. Quality craftsmanship taking on the classic thong style, the Gizeh is a classic summer essential that you simply can’t live without. Crafted with natural leather and a cork/latex footbed, the Gizeh is ready for your summer adventures wherever they take you. From the sandy streets of Belize to the cobblestone walkways of Paris, the Gizeh adds the finishing touch to any summer outfit both casual and formal.

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Best Sandals for Casual to Dressy Casual Wear

Chaco Juniper Sandals

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Strappy sandals are hot this season so spice up your shoe collection and keep your feet cool in the Juniper sandals. Simple yet elegant. these full-grain leather sandals pair perfectly with a flirty sundress or casual shorts for a day at the park. Equipped with Chaco’s LUVSEAT™ EVA midsole, you get all-day comfort while flaunting your strappy kicks and newly manicured toes. 

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Sorel Ella

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Sporty meets elegance in the Sorel Ella sandal. Available in three colours, this strappy sandal is perfect for a day in the sun. Crafted with a full grain leather upper and Gore stretch straps, they are easy to slip on yet stay comfortably secure throughout your day’s activities. This summer, the Ella is sure to be a favourite must-have among all the fashionistas.

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Geox Kolleen 

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Say goodbye to the burden of sweaty feet and hello to the Geox Kolleen. This breathable sandal boasts a casual look and the exclusive Geox-patented perforated sole that keeps your feet looking and feeling great all day long. A memory foam insole offers a cushioned step while a rubber sole provides durability and grip. Sweaty feet are a thing of the past thanks to Geox’s patented rubber evergreen sole so dress them up or dress them down, the Kollen is ready for stylish hot days in the sun.

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UGG Elena II

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If style over function is your fashion motto, the Elena II is sure to be on your radar. This flirty cork wedge is a must for hot summer nights under the stars. When the tunes are flowing, you’re going to want to show off your salsa moves and the 2.5-inch heel of the Elena II is just the right height to let your inner Bonita groove freely. Pair them with a summer dress or airy cropped pants and you’ll surely be turning heads this summer.

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Sorel Ella Lace-Up

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Not afraid of strappy sandal foot tans? Then the Ella Lace-Up is the sandal for you! Available in two styles, full grain leather or full grain leather with suede, the Ella Lace-Up is a summer must-have this season. Boasting a sporty yet chic look, the Ella Lace-Up is at home in the city, by the pool and wherever else your summer adventures lead you. Crafted with a comfort footbed and molded rubber outsole, these flat sandals are the perfect match for any casual summer outfit.

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Once you’ve picked your favourite, all that’s left to do is to get out, enjoy the sun and work on your sandal tan. We know you’re going to want to flaunt your new nail polish colours so flaunt stylishly in one of our top women’s sandals this summer.

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