By Caitlyn Trudnich
Whether you’re strolling the Santa Monica Pier, or attending that summer BBQ, sandal season is officially in full swing – and we’re not talking about your average flip-flop.
The season’s favorite footwear trend is full of variety! With stilettos taking new forms, and a few old favorites that are once again back in style.
Check out AMP’s picks on this summer’s hottest summer sandal trends.
Be A Fashion Warrior
Originally the chosen footwear of soldiers of the Roman Empire, gladiator sandals are taken to new heights this summer.
Now trending are the tall versions of the sandals, including the newly popular knee-length.
Cool & Comfortable
No longer just for the hippies, Birkenstocks have officially made a comeback. The German sandals, which were originally created as a comfortable, and often orthopedic shoe, are now seen on the fashionable likes of Heidi Klum, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Kourtney Kardashian.
Jellin’ In The Sun
The ’90s favorite is back and better than ever. Jelly sandals are great for a casual, yet fun look, that’s sure to get compliments. Found today in new styles, like flats and even heels, as well as the classic format.
Slingback & Relax
This casual trend is both functional and stylish. Flat versions are perfect for a relaxed, yet chic look while on your summer vacation, like Jeffrey Campbell’s “Ibiza.”
Heeled versions also make the perfect addition to any fashionable outfit this season, like Steve Madden’s “Nonstop.”
Sophistication With A Strap
Most likely the most popular sandal trend of the summer is the ankle strap sandal. Fans like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez love to flaunt this look with a sophisticated pair of heeled sandals, like Manolo Blahnik’s “Chaos Cuff” Sandal or Steve Madden’s “Stecy.”
Lace It Up