Birkenstocks seem to be everywhere we look this season and with good reason: the sandal is stylish and comfortable with the history to prove its staying power. Did you know the Birkenstock is over a hundred years old? It was first made in Germany in 1897 by Konrad Birkenstock and brought to the United States in 1966 by American Margot Fraser.
This colorful pair of Kringlans is from Swedish Hasbeens and is made from natural grain leather with a lime-tree wooden heel and rubber sole. Chunky heels and bright colors were all over the runway this season, so it makes sense to slip a pair into your summer wardrobe.
3. Gladiator Sandals
Knee-high Gladiator Sandals are back and better than ever before. Pair these with prints, skirts or shorts; they are a versatile pair of summer shoes, so feel free to experiment.
4. Platform Wedges
These Rockee' Fringe Wedge Sandals by Valentino are the perfect example that comfortable shoes can sill be glamorous. Platform wedges are easy on your feet, which means you can stay out longer at summer parties taking in the sun.
5. Intricate Detailed Heels
The Elinor Sandal by Tory Burch has an intricate design in a neutral color and stiletto heel. If you’re looking for outfit inspiration with these heels, try visiting The Fashionista’s Diary where blogger Lauren Ashley has cleverly paired them with a pink crochet dress and denim jacket.