The days are getting longer and the temperature dial is inching higher. This can only mean one thing: It’s almost summer!

After a long winter of being tucked away, it’s time to dig your summer sneakers and sandals out of the closet. This season, we’re all about comfortable, laidback kicks that look as great as they feel.

Planning your wardrobe and want a little inspiration? Today, we’re sharing the top summer shoe trends for women in 2021. Read on to discover which fashions to wear, and how to rock them. 

Comfy Athletic Sandals

Forget those plastic flip-flops that wear blisters between your toes and slide off every five seconds. This summer, it’s all about the cushy, ultra-comfy athletic sandal!

Not sure what to expect? Think of your favorite colorful tennis shoe. Then, convert the top into a funky Velcro sandal, and add plenty of personality and pizzaz along the way. 

A perfect example is the Nike Womens Aqua Rift Marathon Running Shoes/Sneakers. As their name implies, you could break a sweat in these and still stay perfectly comfortable thanks to the extra-cushioned, slip-resistant rubber sole. What other pair of sandals can say that?

Decked out in hues of bright purple, teal, and light blue, these sandals also incorporate pops of leopard print and black and white damask! Versatile and functional, you can pair these shoes with a pair of shorts, a sundress, or your favorite athleisurewear and fit right in anywhere.

Metallic Platform Sandals

Metallic sandals are another one of our favorite recent shoe trends this year. Understated with just the right amount of glam, these work just as well dressed up or dressed down. 

Again, Nike hits it out of the park with this look. Their Nike Womens Canyon Sandal glimmers in metallic red bronze, working as the warm-weather neutral you didn’t know you needed.

The open-toe look is ideal for summer but is also simple enough to carry your wardrobe effortlessly into spring and fall. Women on the go will appreciate the thick rubber sole that looks sleek but works hard to support your arches all day long. If you’re looking for something a little more cool-toned, try this Metallic Silver option in the same style.

Casual Pool Slides

Gone are the days when summer meant wedging your feet into too-tight, sky-high stilettos. Now, style-setters are turning more toward footwear that’s soft, luxurious, and decidedly low-key. 

Chances are, you plan to spend at least some of your summer days lounging poolside or hanging out by the lake. When you’re able to set up near the water, you need slides that will hold up well in slippery conditions. These Nike Womens Benassi Duo Ultra Beach and Pool Slides fit the bill.

Available in always-classic white, black, pale pink, or a white and teal combo, these slides feature a synthetic leather upper and flexible rubber sole. From your pool bag to your summer satchel, you’ll find yourself stashing them everywhere this year.

You can find a similar style with the Adidas Womens Adilette “Core Black” Sandals. Outfitted in the brand’s signature black and white tones, this pair is a step up from the classic striped pair you loved as a teen.

Yoga-Inspired Slip-Ons

It’s no secret that athletic wear has totally transformed women’s fashion. Now, it’s just as common to see someone rocking yoga leggings and an oversized tee as blue jeans and a blouse. 

This even translates to shoes and sandals. While yoga aficionados have long praised strappy, elastic flats as their footwear of choice, those fashions are most closely associated with gyms and dance studios. 

Now, you can find similar styles for your own everyday closet! Take a look at the Adidias Womens Magmur Sandals, for instance. Featuring a rubber sole and an open-toe upper, this pair shines in rich hues of coral, purple, and red. The colorful straps stay comfortably in place thanks to their overlapping, elastic design. 

You’ll want to wear these to run errands, shop for groceries, or just visit the park with friends. When it’s time to break a sweat, they’ll transition seamlessly into your favorite workout shoes. 

Go-Anywhere Summer Sneakers

Sometimes, you just need a great pair of sneakers to provide your feet with the support and protection they need. Whether you’re hitting the pavement or just hitting the local supermarket, these are sure to get plenty of regular rotation in your wardrobe. 

For an effortless, goes-with-anything look, try the Adidas UltraBoost Summer.Rdy “White Signal Pink” Marathon Running Shoes. Simple enough to work as a neutral but with a little kick, these feature a thick bottom and low-cut upper for maximum versatility.

Looking to add just a pop of color? In that case, you can’t go wrong with the New Balance 1-800 Summer Neo Mint Marathon Running Shoes! Available in a refreshing shade of mint green, these sneakers offer a nostalgic throwback look with a round toe and lace closure.

How Will You Rock These Summer Shoe Trends?

This summer, it’s time to prioritize your footwear. Whether you’re hanging by the water or training for your first half-marathon, you need shoes that will work as hard as you do.

Thankfully, the latest summer shoe trends are designed specifically for this need. Recent models are more supportive, cushioned, and fashion-forward than ever before.

If you’re ready to shop for a new pair, feel free to browse our full online collection, including our new arrivals! If you have any questions or want a little more information, then feel free to reach out to our team.