What Are Your Favorite Sandals For Summer?

Hey Cuties,

We are getting our stride and enjoying the summer weather. I’ve latched on to some new summer favorites that I want to share. I’m revamping my wardrobe and that includes my footwear. So, let’s talk sandals.

For years I’ve been the high-heel queen, and don’t get me wrong I love a nasty shoe. However, life is changing a bit and I’m just not wearing my heels as often as I used to.  I usually reserve them for events.  Who am I?

On the daily, I’m in mommy mode or I’m commuting to downtown Washington, DC. This means comfy and cute footwear. Let me share my finds to date.

best flat sandals

Birkenstocks: $35 this brand has been around for years but they typically come with a hefty price tag.  The Eva sandal collection is the water friend version which drastically reduces the price tag. They come in really cute bold colors. While I love my khaki color they come in bold red, yellow, blue, pink and more. They also come in men’s, women’s and kids.

While they are water friendly I’ve worn them around as just a regular pair of comfy cute sandals. I must admit, they made navigating the beach pretty easy because they are really light weight.

best flat sandals

Nike Slides

Nike Slides: $20 Slides have been around for years. All the athletes in High School used to wear them. I’m not exactly a flip flop girl but I love my slides. I wear them so much that I decided to give them some personality.

You know I don’t know how to just leave something alone. A little bit of time, some E6000 glue and some black rhinestones and boo got to work. I freaking love the way they turned out and people stop on the streets and ask about them.

best flat sandals

(Target) Keava Footbed Sandals (Faux Birkenstocks): $22 Growing up I had a legit pair of Birkenstocks that I loved. They were the double buckle with purple suede. I’ve never been into purple, that is my sisters color. But I loved these shoes.

During my many trips to Target, I found a faux pair of Birkenstocks. Double buckle just like I used to have and I was all the way in. {Birkenstocks aren’t cheap.} They were a plain black so I had to put my own touch on them.

I went for a free hand paint job sort of. I used a stencil for the lips and traced in ink and then filled them in with paint. In true MimiCuteLips fashion, they had to have a set of lips and they had to have my name.

I have no paint skills which is why it is mostly lines, dots, and swirls. I love the way they turned out and they no longer look like everyone else’s.

the best flat sandals

Do you have a favorite pair of sandals? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. robin rue

    I am in flip flops all summer long. My boys both love their slides, but I always kick them off when I walk, so I don’t wear mine that often LOL.

  2. Alli Smith

    At first glance, I thought the Nike slides came like that and I was going crazy over them. Then I realized that you had put your special touch on them – they are awesome! I, too, have stepped back from wearing heels all the time so this post is right up my alley.

  3. Doria

    I always struggle to find the right pair of flip flops because I have a high arch and so many don’t give enough support, but I had a pair of Crocs from a handful of years ago (they’ve since gotten rid of the style much to my dismay) that I loved and had taken all over the world with me! Sadly they broke on our last trip and I’m in need of a new pair :/

  4. Jeanette

    These are SO cute! I didn’t realize Birkenstocks were still in business! I need to find some of these! I love that brand!

  5. Katie Kinsley

    I have always wanted a pair of Birkenstocks, but they are a little pricey for me for sandals. I definitely don’t want to buy them used, though!

  6. Angelic Sinova

    $35 Birkenstocks?! I’m sold! Admittedly my go-to summer sandals are faux-Birkenstocks I got at Target (they have a floral print on them!). They’re so comfy.

  7. Christy Maurer

    Those all look like they’re really comfy. I usually go for flip flops in the summer, but they aren’t very sturdy!

  8. Whitney 'Nic' James

    I LOVE these selections, especially the first pair. I wear my silver/gray pair of Birkenstock flip-flops I know like 3 x’s a week. SO comfy!

  9. Pam Wattenbarger

    I love the sandals that you painted from Target! You really added your personal style to a pair of plain sandals!

  10. Amber Myers

    I’d give this a try. Normally I’m always in flip flops but I’d try these out. I love those Target ones.

  11. Jay Colby

    I’ve never heard of Birkenstocks, but they seem like a great deal. I used to always wear Nike sandals or as I call them slides all the time.

  12. Ngumabi

    Nice and comfortable collection of summer sandals
    I love the third one, it’s cute!

  13. Sabrina

    I am in looooooovvvvee with my NIKE slides! I have to stop myself from putting them on with every outfit including my sun dresses…. but there are some days where I just forget it and I wear them anyway.. I think they be addictive 🙂

  14. Saisha

    Giiiirl those rhinestones went straight to my heart! I’m not a Nike girl necessarily, but I could rock those with my own personal touch, inspired by you of course! I generally wear a pair of sling back sandals all summer, I’ve got a few pair, pre-sparkled lol. I have never had Birkenstocks, but I am willing to try them on after this recommendation!

  15. Stephanie Pass

    My daughter just told me about these new Birkenstock sandals. She is dying for a pair of them.

  16. My Teen Guide

    Birkenstock is my favorite brand for sandals. They’re comfortable and offers a great fit. And of course, it seems like they last forever! Looking at your list, I would also be interested in those Nike slides.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Birkenstock does make quality products, they are pricey but they last for many years.

      The Nike slides are really comfy.

  17. Betty Boiron

    I love sandals, but the Birkenstock look the most comfortable. Thanks for the list!

  18. Tatanisha Worthey

    Those Birkenstocks looks seriously comfy! I have the same pair of Nike sandals from a few years back. I need a new pair, but I want something that’s comfortable. Thanks for the variety of ideas!

  19. Chubskulit Rose

    Wow, you’ve got some really good ones. I would probably pick the NIke one coz I have a wide feet!

  20. Marche

    I just purchased a pair of the Eva double strap water-friendly birkenstocks in black at the beginning of the summer. It’s crazy how much I’ve worn them! They are perfect to slide on to run errands or go to the pool! I’m thinking of getting the navy and army green pair. I love the men’s colors more than the women’s. I’m thinking of getting a pair of the Adidas slides.

  21. Joyce Brewer

    I’ve been rocking Crocs slides since the spring. They’re so easy to wear and comfortable. Love your creativity!

  22. Kita Bryant

    Great work girl! I love how simple the designs are and how great they look.

  23. Tatanish Worthey

    I have those Nike flops! I totally have to bedazzle them. They look so good!

  24. Kim

    I have three pairs of Birkenstocks that I live in from the moment it gets warm until the end of fall. Funny, I
    have a post in my line up about my favorite shoes for travel. I always bring my birkies.

  25. Kita

    I’m not much of a sandals gal but I do want to try out the Birkenstocks. I can definitely do the Target version.

  26. NYC Single Mom

    Oddly I dont wear sandals anymore. Have no idea why. Sometimes I wear flip flops but for the most part I wear slip ons. I live in NYC so I walk a lot so sandals are not practical for walking all day.

  27. Rebecca Swenor

    These are all great choices for the best flat sandals. I love the Keava Footbed Sandals at Target and will be checking these out for sure. It is awesome that you spiced them up with your own touches. I tend to do this to shoes and my glasses too. Thanks for sharing these awesome flat sandals.

  28. Tiffany H .

    I loved the ones that you personally designed with your signature name/brand. I have not been able to get into the Nike sandal slides (I have never owned a pair) I always hear about Birkenstock but ive never bought any of there shoes. I always need a cute comfy shoe and will have to look into them.

  29. ayak

    I don’t know if its just me, or has the current trend of people wearing sliders 24/7 put you them?
    I’ll take a pair my of Havaianas I got in Rio anyday

  30. Zarinah

    I love these sandals! I need to get me some of those water slides? Where can I find them?

  31. Carissa

    I have been looking all over for the Birkenstocks but I havent found them in the size and color I want, I’ve tried on a pair before but didn’t like the color! I still want them to wear as regular sandals!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Go directly to their website and see if they have your color and size. I purchased mine from DSW but they had limited colors and sizes.

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