Cute Summer Sandals & Shoes For Women Who Love To Dress Feminine From Hiking To Heels

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Sweet Summer Shoes & Sandals IN THIS ARTICLE


As much as the winter can be glamorous, when we wear beautiful coats and elegant boots, I’m a sucker for one-layer fashion. I love floral dresses , delicate shorts, fun bikinis, delicate strappy tops, and cute summer shoes! It’s so practical to get dressed and put together pretty girly outfits ! Besides, the spring/summer color palette is more joyful. All the pink, white, lavender, pastel colors. Even brown and black can be cute depending on your fashion gift. Oh, and I gathered all types of summer shoes: for hiking, platform & wedges, gladiators, slides, with heels, espadrilles, flats, and more. And I carefully combed the most trendy shoes for 2021. So, if you love all things girly, cute, whimsical, and sweet these cute summer shoes check all the boxes.

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Cute Summer Shoes For Women


Tory Burch Minnie Ankle Strap Ballet Flat Espadrille In Mauve


Sizes: 5 – 11

Tory Burch Minnie Ankle Strap Ballet Flat Espadrille In Mauve cute summer shoes

Photo from Tory Burch

I am a shoe freak, like most women I know. Of all types of shoes out there, espadrilles are my favorites. Flat or wedges, I feel like spending summer vacations in the South of France. Of all the summer shoes I’ve seen this year, these jute pink suede flat espadrilles are my favorites. The grosgrain (soft and sturdy) ankle straps are removable, so you can even wear them to airports and look flawless crossing the TSA checkpoint! The perfect definition of cute summer shoes.

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TOMS Alpargata Lace Summer Shoes


Sizes: 5 – 11

Photo from TOMS

TOMS has a lot of cute summer shoes, but these lace alpargatas are the cutest. This slip-on is a metallic natural golden color, but they also have it in pink. Like every TOMS alpargatas, they have extra comfortable cushioning, removable insoles, great traction, and are vegan!

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Boden Cute Trainers Sneakers


Sizes: 5.5 – 10.5

Photo from Boden

These lovely sneakers are made in leather and suede and they are simply easy to look at! Pair them with your favorite white jeans and you’ll be ready to promenade until the end of the summer.

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Tory Burch Ines Flat Espadrille


Sizes: 4 – 13

Tory Burch Ines Flat Espadrille cute summer shoes

Photo from Tory Burch

It’s safe to say that pretty much any pair of shoes from Tory Burch is cute. It was really hard to choose only 2 flats, but because it’s espadrille season, here is another one! Made in napa leather, it’s available in the colors tan and black as well.

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Sandals With Heels


Lulus Light Nude Heel Sandals With Ankle Strap


Sizes: 5 – 10

Lulus Light Nude Heel Sandals With Ankle Strap cute summer shoes

Photo from Lulus

The most basic cute sandal in any summer wardrobe: nude heel sandals with ankle straps. This is one of their bestsellers and is a light nude but you can find it in pretty much any color on Lulus’s website! It’s hard to beat their prices!

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H&M Strappy Block Heel Sandals in Blush


Sizes: 5.5 – 9.5

Photo from H&M

I’m seeing a lot of square toes for the spring/summer 2021 collections, so here is one of them! This cute slip-on sandal has delicate thin straps, 3 inches mid-block heels, and faux leather insoles. Very lovely indeed!

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Kate Spade Slide-On Kitten Heels Sandals


Sizes: 5.5 – 11

Photo from Kate Spade

These Kitten sandals look like doll shoes and that’s probably how you’ll look in them! I mean, white polka dots on blush sheepskin leather, low heel, and a little bow. If blush is not your color, they have it in black and it’s just as cute!

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Coach Mollie Kitten Heels Sandals


Sizes: 5B – 11B

Coach Mollie Kitten Heels Sandals

Photo from Saks

Kitten sandals are clearly a summer hit and the one from Coach still has the braid, another hit. Would I ever wear such tinny heels? No, but it’s really cute! It’s available in the colors black, blue, and cream as well depending on the store.

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Steve Madden Ankle Strap Clear Heel Sandals


Sizes: 6 – 10

Steve Madden Ankle Strap Clear Heel Sandals cute summer shoes

Photo from Steve Madden

Over 20 years ago, when I was a teenager Millennial and the word Millennial didn’t even exist, clear heel sandals were THE modern shoes. So, when Kanye put Kim (rip Kimye) in clear heel sandals my generation had mixed feelings deja-vu. And maybe that’s their charm: to be timeless and go from modern to cute depending on your mood.

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Gucci Sandals in Gold


Sizes: 4.5 – 9.5

Gucci Sandals in Gold cute summer shoes

Photo from Nordstrom

Gucci makes fancy leather shoes in Italy and most of them are not cute. These gold heeled sandals with scalloped strap and metal GG logo are a different game, however. Absolutely charming and a major statement.

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Dainty Wedges & Platform Sandals


Steve Madden Platform Sandals in White, Pink, and Gold


Sizes: 6 – 10

Steve Madden Platform Sandals in White, Pink, and Gold cute summer shoes

Photo from Steve Madden

Everyone: “Chunky platform sandals are not cute!”
Steve Madden Designers: “Hold my unicorn mug!”

These vegan leather platform sandals are adorable! And they look so comfy! What else can I say other than I wish they had it in my number (I’m a 5.5)?!

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Valentino Garavani ‘Rockstud’ Espadrille Wedges in Blush


Other Colors: Black, Tan, White, Gold, and more

Photo from Net-A-Porter

Feeling cute and fierce? Call me crazy, but these blush espadrille wedges with gold studs make me think of this verse: “cause all of my kindness, is taken for weakness.” We know the feeling! The Rockstud espadrilles are made in leather.

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Francesca’s Platform Wedge Sandals With Ankle Strap


Sizes: 5.5 – 10

Francesca's Platform Wedge Sandals With Ankle Strap cute summer shoes

Photo from Francesca’s

These flatform sandals are so comfortable compared to the high-heeled ones. The adjustable ankle strap and the arch straps give some stability. Very basic and cute.

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Crocs Sandals for Summer


Sizes: 4 – 11

Photo from Francesca’s

Cute Crocs sandals? I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it. I know the brand is not everyone’s cup of tea, but they look adorable. Also, shout out to the comfort from the inside foam. According to the reviews, it’s comfy even in Florida. And if these sandals can make it in wet and warm Florida, they can make it anywhere.

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Cute & Comfortable Flat Sandals


Lulus Rose Gold Flat Sandals


Sizes: 5.5 – 11

Lulus Rose Gold Flat Sandals cute summer shoes

Photo from Lulus

Feeling like a Greek goddess? These delicate sandals will complete any summer outfit. Made in vegan leather, they come in gold and black as well.

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Tory Burch Miller Sandals


Sizes: 4 – 13

Tory Burch Miller Sandals cute summer shoes

Photo from Tory Burch

The Tory Burch Miller Sandals are the most elegant flip-flops ever. The quality leather upper and the iconic logo are compliment catchers. I am obsessed with the blush and earthy colors mosaic and the gold enamel Tory Burch logo! Of all different Miller colors, this is the cutest, in my opinion. The black version is a bestseller.

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Birkenstock Mayari Slide Sandals Birko-Flor in White


Sizes: 4 – 12.5

Birkenstock Mayari Sandals Birko-Flor in White cute summer shoes

Photo from Birkenstock

Once upon a time, at the distant Kingdom of Boredom, princesses had to choose between comfortable and cute shoes. Not anymore! The Mayari comes in several colors, but the white one with copper buckle is the cutest in all summer land. And what gives the Birkenstock a name? Longitudinal arch support, made in Germany with quality leather and cork, durable, easy to clean, and very comfortable.

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Nike Slide Sandals Victori One


Sizes: 5 – 12

Photo from Nike

How can you improve the iconic Nike slide sandals? Make them in whimsical tye dye and rainbow colors. I can’t stop thinking of all the romantic bikinis, hats, covers, and girly beach outfits.

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UGG Sandals With Fur Oh Yeah in Pink


Sizes: 5 – 12

UGG Sandals With Fur Oh Yeah in Pink cute summer shoes

Photo from UGG

The UGG furry sandals are made of natural sheepskin and wool and, unlike synthetic materials, they don’t retain odor, so they are good to go year-round. This sweet pink color is exclusive on the UGG website.

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Teva Hurricane XLT2 Cute Athletic Sandals For Walking


Sizes: 5 – 12

Teva Hurricane XLT2: The cute summer Sandals For Light Hiking

Photo from Teva

If you need more support, you may prefer the Hurricane Verge ($80) because it comes with a cross-strap upper!

Teva sandals are legendary, to say the least. For everyday wear and light hiking you can trust them for the entire family: from little toddlers to grandpa. The Teva Hurricane Sandals have a quick-drying web, so your feet won’t be extra sweaty. The straps are injection-molded to the EVA footbed, so even if you hit a slippery rocky trail, they will stay on. And they have hook-and-loop closure, making them practical and easy to adjust. Finally, it’s recyclable vegan footwear made of plant-based material and recycled plastic. But honestly, despite all that, I love how pretty and fashionable all Teva’s sandals look! If you are into the sandals and socks style

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Women’s Hiking Shoes & Sandals


Of course, function, comfort, and performance come first when looking for hiking shoes, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be lovely! After all, we already have to stick to sober color to not drive unwanted animals’ attention. And there is a lot at stake: reduce hot spots, prevent blisters, avoid falls, and keep moving forward. So here is a list of the best, most iconic, loved, and wished hiking shoes and sandals for summer 2021.

Chaco Z/1 Classic: The Super Adjustable Hiking Sandals


Sizes: 5 – 12

Chaco Z/1 Classic: The Super Adjustable Hiking Sandals

Photo from Chaco

Oh, the Chaco sandals! Talk about cute summer sandals. The features are impeccable, of course. Vegan-friendly, quick-drying polyester jacquard webbing, injection-molded adjustable cross-upper lock buckle. From the reviews I read, people love how the Z/sandals adjust to different types of feet arch. That’s partly due to the adjustable straps, partly due to the footbed designed for women’s feet. And as if it wasn’t enough: lilac. Will you have the courage to hit the muddy trail with it or you’re getting a second color? They have 8 options to make your life easier. Oh, and the Chacos are built like a cute tank, to last beautifully for years!

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Teva Tirra: Light Hiking Sandals For High Arch Feet


Sizes: 5 – 11

Photo from Teva

You can choose from any Teva sandals and you’re likely to hit the jackpot. Some models, however, became more famous and loved over time, and that’s the case with the Teva Tirra Sandals. First, the contoured EVA midsole gives real arch support. I read a lot of reviews that praise this comfort feature. The rubber outsole is designed to perform under wet conditions, so whether it’s a rainy day in the city or a cliff-hanging adventure, you’ll be fine. Of course, it’s vegan, recyclable, and made of recycled plant-based material. It comes in several colors and for an athletic sandal, it’s quite cute.

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Keen Women’s Newport H2: Closed-Toe Waterproof Hiking Sandals


Sizes: 5 – 12

Keen Women's Newport H2: Waterproof Hiking cute summer Sandals

Photo from Keen

If there is any closed-toe water sandals more famous and loved than the Keen Newport H2, I’ve never heard of it. And I say that because they show up for any “best water shoes” list, from toddlers to men. And it’s not just marketing because the reviews are raving! The Keen Newport is the best option for swetty clumpsy hikers. That’s because they will keep your feet breathing, give stability, and protect your toes from those sneaky rocks that cross your way! I know the strugle. Of course, the soles have amazing traction, the sandals are machine washable and this is one of many colors.

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Merrell Bravada: Waterproof Hiking Shoes Designed by Women for Women


Sizes: 5 – 11

Merrell Bravada Waterproof Hiking Shoes Designed by Women for Women

Photo from Merrell

If you’re like me who loves cricks, lakes, and early trails, but hiking sandals are not your thing, no matter how hot it can get, you need good waterproof hiking shoes. Merrell Bravada is one of the best and definitely the cutest. Designed for women, it fits snuggly like a sneaker but hugs the ankles gently. The Bravada is built to reduce hot spots. It has cushioned heels to reduce the impact, an impermeable membrane to seal out water and let moisture leave, mountain-grade rubber soles, EVA foam midsoles, and more features for long trekkings uphill!

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Adidas Terrex Free Hiker: The Responsive Lightweight Hiking Shoes


Sizes: 5 – 11

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker: The Lightweight Hiking Shoes

Photo from Adidas

Adidas’ new addition for summer 2021, this Terrex Free is getting everyone’s attention. And wow, it is beautiful! I am not even pretending it doesn’t matter anymore. But like you and me, these hiking shoes are not just about the looks. They are lightweight and provide great stability due to the heel-to-toe stabilization and super grippy sole inspired by hiking boots technologies. You also get responsive cushioning, so you don’t feel like the ground is against you, no matter the terrain. Finally, following the best trend of all times, the upper is partially made of recycled plastic.

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Merrell Antora 2 Rainbow: Lightweight Hiking Shoes


Sizes: 5 – 11 | Width: M and W

Merrell Antora 2 Rainbow: Lightweight Hiking Shoes

Photo from Merrell

The Antora Rainbow has been on Merrell’s best-selling list for a long time. Despite being branded for light hikes, smart women wear them for work and everyday activities. First, because it’s super cute. But mostly because they are tailored for women’s feet and provide great support, comfort, and stability.

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Columbia Women’s F.K.T.: Responsive Trail Running Shoes


Sizes: 5 – 11

Columbia Women's F.K.T.: Responsive Trail Running Shoes

Photo from Columbia

If you are in for really light trails, like gravel roads, you may prefer the Light Trail Running Shoes ($125) . But if you’re in for some hardcore trails, check the Alps for Hardy Trail Running Shoes ($130) .

I only run on paved roads because I broke my left feet/ toe 3 times in 3 years. I wasn’t running in any of them, but the idea of irregular slippery mountain terrain or soft beach sand makes me cringe.

If you are bolder and you appreciate a good trail run, you will be safer and perform better in breathable lightweight shoes with responsive soles to give the stability you need in any terrain. And that’s what the Columbia F.K.T. do for you! They even won the Runner’s World 2020 Shoe Awards. I have no idea what this award is, but it seems important!

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Final thoughts


Simply being outdoors soaking in all the sunlight uplifts my spirit and my mood. And I’m easy to please: I’ll be happy in the city, taking long walks or dressing up in European-style wedges and I’ll be happy in fun flip-flops tanning at the beach or hiking up a mountain.

So, whether you’re getting dressed for a date, for a pool party, for cooking home in cute aprons, chilling like a diva in comfortable silk sheets and pajamas , or chasing waterfalls like a mermaid, I hope you enjoyed this list of the most loved, wished for, and cutest summer sandals and shoes for 2021!


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