The Best Designer Shoes for Summer -- Shop Rothy's, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman and More

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The Best Designer Shoes for Summer
Sarah Flint

You might be planning to wear flip-flops or boat shoes for the rest of the summer, but hear us out: A new pair of designer sandals could be a great footwear investment and a reason to smile.

While there's nothing wrong with rocking casual shoes (or constant loungewear) during these lazy days, opting for a pair of seriously stylish sandals every once in a while will help you remember more, well, normal times. You might even be inspired to put together an entire outfit again!

We've scoured our favorite retailers for strappy sandals, chic flats, luxe wedges and other shoes you'll want to slip into. And, keeping in mind the current economy, we've included several designer pairs that are on sale right now. (The final touch? A fresh DIY pedicure.)

Below, the best designer shoes for summer.


A sustainable brand beloved by Meghan Markle and Mandy Moore, Rothy's has wowed us with these fringed sandals. (The outsoles are vegan leather.) Pair this shoe with crisp white jeans and your favorite comfy T-shirt.

Rothy's
Teal Blue Fringe
Rothy's
Rothy's

The espadrille just might be the official summer sandal. The Tari Wedge from Rag & Bone is an open-toe shoe style with leather insoles for added foot grip. Wear these with jean shorts or your go-to summer dress.

Rag & Bone
Tari Wedge
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone
REGULARLY $395

Bright yellow hue, famous Tory Burch insignia, cushioned footbed. Seriously, what else could you want in a summer-friendly designer shoe?

Tory Burch
Ines Slide
Tory Burch
Tory Burch

We usually flock to Alice + Olivia for their cute dresses and skirts, but the brand's shoe section is also worth checking out. These rainbow-inspired mules will be a bright spot in your wardrobe.

Alice + Olivia
Loni Mules
Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia
REGULARLY $350

When's the last time you saw a pair of metallic open-toe heels that looked this chic? Scoop them up at this sale price before they're sold out.

Chloe Gosselin
Karolina 90MM Heel
Chloe Gosselin
Chloe Gosselin
REGULARLY $650

M.Gemi's The Celia sandal comes in five colors, and we're partial to the white leather pair because they'll go with everything you already own. (Although the multicolor metallic ones have caught our eye, too.)

M.Gemi
The Celia
M.Gemi
M.Gemi

Like LBDs, animal print is always in fashion. These Stuart Weitzman stunners have a block heel and rubber sole for durability plus a platform for comfort.

Stuart Weitzman
Mirri Cheetah-Print Leather Platform Sandals
Saks Fifth Avenue
Stuart Weitzman
REGULARLY $495

If you don't mind spending that extra 30 seconds tying these before you head out the door, you'll be rewarded with major looks of shoe envy wherever you go.

Sarah Flint
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Sarah Flint
Sarah Flint

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