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Fashion Editors Are Loving This Sandal Trend

Minimalism never looked so good.

By: Hannah Baxter
Photography: Paige Campbell Linden

If you’ve scrolled through your Instagram feed lately, you might have noticed that among the dozens of chunky dad sneakers and brightly colored mules, fashion insiders have been rocking a refreshingly minimalist style: the barely-there sandal. We’re dubbing this the “naked shoe” trend, wherein the straps are designed to cling ever so slightly to your feet. The foot is the star of the show here (along with the luscious tan you’ve been working on all summer), and, of course, an eye-popping pedicure. It’s elegant and simple and makes us want to get to the beach as fast as we can to shed our shoes altogether. There’s still time—summer isn’t over yet! Check out the 12 styles we’re loving right now.


Madewell The Boardwalk Lace-Up Sandal, $44

No need to break the bank in order to snag a new trend. These Madewell beauties are the perfect summer addition.

Nisolo Cora Wrap Sandal, $61

Minimal, comfortable, and chic, aka everything you need for the ideal sandal.

Ancient Greek Sandals Niove Sandal, $137

Ancient Greek sandals have cornered the market on this delicate style. You can’t go wrong with any of their shoes.

Amomento Leather String Sandal, $141

We’re obsessed with the buttery soft straps and trendy square toe on this style.

MR by Man Repeller Rose Sandals, $142

You can still find a bit of embellishment and keep the barely-there vibe with these MR by Man Repeller sandals.

Parme Marin X Ref Braided Sandal, $158

A leatherless option in chic braided chrome is ideal for the beach or the city.

ATP Atelier Dina Sandal, $210

If you’re not into straps, you can still find a slide option that lets your feet breathe. This pair in bright white is giving us serious Olsen twins vibes.

Cornetti Caruso Sandals, $250

The Italians know good shoes, and these Cornetti stunners prove it.

Marais USA Lee Sandal, $275

In case you want a little extra height with your sandals, this Marais USA pair is perfect.

LOQ Ara Leather Sandals, $325

LOQ is all about chic minimalism, and their Ara leather sandals belong in our closets ASAP.

Mari Giudicelli Valencia Sandal, $360

Look at how thin and delicate these straps are! Mari Giudicelli, please make all our shoes forever and ever.

Emme Parsons Susan Sandal, $395

This is THE sandal of the summer, so snag yours before they sell out again.

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