Summer is approaching, and sandal season is finally upon us—which means it’s time for us to search for that perfect everyday open-toe shoe. When it comes to picking out the perfect summer sandal, it’s important to find something comfortable enough to take us from work to play. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when the pair also adds a little bit of height.
Behold: the flatform. Unlike their wedged and heeled counterparts, these platforms are actually comfortable and easy to walk in—adding an extra inch or two without the extra pain. Not to mention, they’re pretty damned cute. To make things easier for you, we rounded up our favorite flatform sandals of the season—from sliders to lace-up espadrilles (and the Opening Ceremony x Tevas, of course)—to get you from roof party to roof party, all summer long. Now all we need is a summer-appropriate pedicure… good thing, we have some inspiration.
Click through the gallery below to check out our favorites.
Claetyn Wood, Walker in White, $225, available at Claetyn Wood.
H&M, Platform Sandals, $29.99, available at H&M.
ASOS, Tip Top Barely There Flatform Sandals, $52, available at ASOS.
Opening Ceremony x Teva, Satin Flatform, $80, available at Opening Ceremony.
Vic Matie, Jagged Flatform With Laminated Upper, $285, available at Vic Matie.
Urban Outfitters, Yvonne Platform Slide, $69, available at Urban Outfitters.
Zara, Track Sole Slides, $59.90, available at Zara.
MM6 Maison Margiela, Woven Leather Slingback Sandals, $585, available at Net-A-Porter.
Loeffler Randall, Iggy Gladiator Espadrille, $175, available at Loeffler Randall.
Jeffrey Campbell, Popo-2, $155, available at Jeffrey Campbell.
Kat Maconie, Eva, $212, available at Kat Maconie.
Coconuts by Matisse, Freshman, $75, available at Matisse.
Barneys New York, Padma Platform Sandals, $275, available at Barneys.
Steve Madden, Shanea, $79.95, available at Steve Madden.
Topshop, Wolf Espadrille Wedge, $75, available at Topshop.