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Hot weather and summer vacations calls for easy, breezy footwear.
Summer is upon us, the weather is turning, people are venturing outside, and spirits are lifting. We can all agree, we need a little sunshine! The best parts of summer come along with endless activities and vacations, whether you prefer to be active with outdoor sports and going on adventures, or are more of a lounge-in-the-sun kind of gal. But whichever kind of warm-weather person you are, chances are you will be making a trip (or multiple) to the beach.
Once you have your perfect bathing suit picked out, and your favorite cover-up, you might be left stuck on what you should wear to walk on the hot sandy terrain. The worst thing is when you have to take your shoes off while you run through the hot sand, or when you end up with wet shoes that won't dry. And don't even get us started about the sand that you trek all the way home that seems to stick around until the following summer. But fear not! We have searched far and wide for the best sand- and water-friendly shoes for everyone, from sportier styles to your classic flip-flop, and even shoes you can transition from walking on the beach to walking into town.
So fill your beach tote with your highest SPF sunscreen, a plush towel, and your favorite summer reads and slip on your new beach shoes.
In a fun collaboration with Frances Valentine, these reimagined classic espadrilles are made for everything from the beach to strolling into town. In quick-drying neoprene with durable rubber soles, these will be your go-to summer shoe.
A completely waterproof version of Birkenstock's popular Arizona sandal, you won't be afraid to take these from the beach to the pool all summer long.
These sunny cross-strap sandals feature a molded footbed, so not your feet will not only stay dry all day in their light EVA material but will be oh-so-comfy.
The memory foam sole of this waterproof take on the boat shoe provides cushioning under every step. Plus, the gills and holes lining the shoe create maximum breathability and water drainage.
Collaborating with longtime loved sandal brand Melissa, Larroude brings you a fun rubber slip-on sandal in a floral print. Just grab these stunners to elevate any beach look.
You may think this footbed is made of straw, but don't be fooled- the straw texture is actually a quick-drying TPU material. These are the perfect transitional shoe for all-day comfort, from the beach to the bar.
A different take on the classic Croc style, the slides bring you the same foam cushioning, but in a new silhouette. Plus, there are 13 holes for charms, so you can personalize them all you want!
Looking for the perfect sustainable flip-flop? Look no further! This all-new style is made from a sugarcane-based material, and straps from 100 percent polyester.
The ultimate waterproof slip-on sneaker is here. The EVA material creates a perfectly shock-absorbent, lightweight feel, so you can go from walking around town to strolling on the beach without a second thought. Plus, when you have lived out your pair, Native recycles them into community playground materials.
Nothing says summer more than a tie-dye slide. The strap features Adidas's classic three stripes, and is fully waterproof, so you don't have to be afraid of wearing them poolside. The cushioned rubber sole will surround your feet with the comfort needed to survive longer beach walks.
While Ugg might remind you of warm winter boots and slippers, these sporty sandals might just change everything. These rubber sandals are completely waterproof, and feature a molded footbed to keep you cushioned. You can even detach the back strap if you are planning on quickly slipping in and out of these to and from the water.
These nautical-themed slip-on sneakers are perfect for being on the water. The leather is a special water-resistant type, so you don't have to worry about your feet staying soaked. Plus, the slip-resistant rubber soles will keep you safe on and around the water.
Featured in eight bright colors, these studded jelly flip-flops are the perfect vacation companion. They can easily transition from a day in the sun, to a nice dinner with the family.
For the more adventurous beach goer, these sporty-sandals will keep you secure all day. With quick-dry straps and a foam midsole that provides cushioning, you can feel free to explore the outdoors.
In over 50 colors and prints, you will want more than one pair of these for the summer! The rubber material not only keeps you comfy but also has a slight sweet milk and honey scent. Plus, the sand repels off of these like a pro.
This sandal is called the Squish, and that's just the way to describe these pillowy slides. Poolside, beachside, or city-side, you will stay comfortable, dry, and elevated.
Birkenstock's take on the flip-flop infuses its classic fit with a colorful spin. The base is molded from its famous cork base in a light waterproof EVA.
Oprah is a big fan of APL sneakers and slides, in fact, they have made her Favorite Things list a few years running. This version features its soft TechLoom strap with a breathable mesh lining and an antimicrobial footbed. Perfect to slip on and off during a day in the sun.
Made from a sustainable recycled polyester, these sandals are perfect for outdoor beach and sun activities. The contoured footbed provides all-day comfort, so your feet wont get tired (even when you might!).
Featuring textured twisted straps and a leather look, these might just be some of the most stylish waterproof shoes we have seen, making them perfect for beach days, or rainy summer days.