There’s no doubt nostalgia has hit a high note with footwear, and now, toe ring sandals are the latest retro trend to make a comeback this season.
Revamped on spring 2019 runways, thanks to the likes of Celine, Y/Project and Phillip Lim, the minimalist style elevates the classic flip flop with a toe ring-like fixture. Not only is it eye-catching — often done in a range of strappy versions with everything from snakeskin print to beaded embellishments — but it’ll also help keep you locked into place as it hugs your big toe. Heck, many styles are even great for preventing bunions because they often feature an open vamp design that won’t cramp toes.
While funky tan lines are an inevitable side effect of rocking this style, they’re so chic and comfy, we reckon it’s worth the risk. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite toe loop sandals to add to your wardrobe this summer — perfect for beach getaways or simply elevating your everyday style. Read on to shop them all.
Caslon Mari Toe Loop Slide Sandal
This versatile slide, featuring soft leather straps available in a range of earth tones, will work equally well with jeans and summer dresses.
Asos Design Faro Toe Loop Flat sandals
An even more low-profile style, this all-black option includes a single thick strap across the mid foot.
Nine West Clara Studded Toe Loop Sandal
Subtle stud details add an eye-catching touch to this flat, strappy option.
Jeffrey Campbell Harlowe Toe Loop Sandal
An all-white sandal adds a fresh touch to any look, especially when it’s as modern as this toe loop version from Jeffrey Campbell. The edgy blanc style features a clear, cylindrical-shaped heel and crisscross ankle straps for added support.
Simmi London Sahara Snake Toe Loop Sandals
Snakeskin is essentially the new neutral, meaning it can complement a range of muted to vibrant tones (as well as geometric prints, if you’re feeling a bit daring). We love this toe loop sandal featuring the pattern, which offers a barely-there aesthetic via thin straps and a flat base.
TopShop Rio Plum Toe Loop Sandals
The perfect desk to date night option, this elegant square-toed style is done in a rich plum color with strappy detailing and a buckle closure around the ankle. The thin block heel adds another on-trend touch.
Mystique Sea Shell Strap Toe Ring Sandals
There are few things more synonymous with summer than the beach, so it only makes sense that seashells are popping up on clothing, accessories and even footwear right now. This sandal from Mystique makes it to the top of our wish list, complete with shells, delicate pearls and rhinestones for a touch of bling.
Muk Luks Hadlee Embellished Toe-Loop Sandals
Dress up basic ensembles with these embellished slides, including colorful tassels and coin-like hardware strewn across the front straps.
Truffle Collection Toe Loop Tie Leg Heeled Sandals
Consider this the ultimate nude sandal. It offers the toe loop accent, with a moderate block heel and ankle ties for a particularly svelte silhouette.
London Rebel Toe Loop Sandals
Birkenstock Mayari Color Pop Sandal
For an ultra-comfy option this summer, try Birkenstock’s take on the toe loop sandal. The brand’s Mayari slide features thinner straps than it classic styles for a slightly more feminine look, plus an EVA footbed that molds to the shape of your foot.
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