The Best Nordstrom Sandals and Shoes We’re Buying Right Now
Here are the best Nordstrom sandals to help you stay comfortable and on-trend all season long.
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A shoe for every style and need
Shopping for truly comfortable shoes that are also style-forward can be a daunting task, which is why personal stylist Laurie Brucker Amerikaner directs her clients to Nordstrom for their variety of designs, price points, and sizes. “The Nordstrom shoe department is always first on my list to visit,” she says. “I come back to the store consistently because there are always sandals and sneakers that suit all the different style needs of my clients. The price range gives my clients an opportunity to snag higher-priced timeless shoes while also buying fast fashion fixes. Plus, the customer service and return policy can’t be beaten.”
As luck would have it, the most popular Nordstrom sandals and shoes right now are summer-forward flip-flops, casual flats you can wear with leggings and loungewear sets, and trendy sneakers with detailed elements. “The current shoe trends are perfect for everyday wear,” says Amerikaner. “It’s all about fashion meets comfort. Think lower heels, stacked heels, flatforms, and espadrilles—a summer classic. Go with colors that match everything, like white, skin-tone colors, and matte pastels. Square-toe styles are still standing strong as the comeback trend we never thought would return, as well as padded sandals from the ’90s. One of the more updated shoe trends is the wide-band braided or woven leather strap. This has just enough design detail to look fresh while staying in a classic timeless shape.”
No matter your style, heel height, or budget preferences, you’re sure to find your new favorites on this list of the best Nordstrom sandals available right now, just in time for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. Pick out your favorite styles and wait until the sale begins, July 9 for Nordstrom cardmembers (or earlier, depending on your card holder status) and July 15 for everyone. You don’t want to miss stocking up on these trendy picks!
Geox Jaysen Sneaker
This upscale, spiced-up sneaker is one of the cutest ways to wear shoes that are super comfortable for long-distance walks. Woven and metallic accents add modern glam to the sporty-chic silhouette that is grounded by a water-repellant sole and breathable side paneling. Dress up your best-fitting jeans with these and a simple white tee for a crisp, modern look.
Chinese Laundry Surf’s Up Platform Slide Sandals
These clear-strapped sandals hit major trend notes according to Amerikaner, and they’ll be a versatile wardrobe addition to keep your style up to date. Transparent material is one of this summer’s top-performing accessories trends—you’ll find it in bags, belts, and obviously these very cute Nordstrom sandals. You’ll love trying the look with these chunky slides that are elevated on a sporty platform, offering comfortable support with a contoured footbed. Plus, they pair well with all your favorite stylish tops.
Tory Burch Bubble Jelly Slides
Bright colors are just more fun, and these pool-perfect jelly slides from Tory Burch are designed with a comfortable sole to wear all summer long. They come in light pink, green, orange, yellow, and white and black, and the nostalgic, jelly style will bring you back to summer days as a kid. Pair this Nordstrom sandal with your trendiest bathing suit cover-ups and sun hats.
Dolce Vita Paily Slide Sandal
As Amerikaner notes, “wide-band braided or woven leather straps” is a trendy sandal look right now. These braided leather sandals are the perfect shoe for weddings and celebrations, dressing up work attire, or spicing up jeans and a T-shirt. The heel is just slightly above three inches, and the chunky style makes these a comfortable Nordstrom sandal you won’t dread wearing to events. You’ll want to grab a pair in every color!
Vionic Yasmin Strappy Sandal
Fancy-feeling designer pieces are one of the fashion upgrades that can bring your wardrobe to the next level, and these Vionic strappy sandals are some of the best Nordstrom sandals to get the job done. The best part is they’re affordable and go with just about everything in your wardrobe. Choose from three stunning colors—black, macaroon, and sky (our personal fave). The buckle closure provides support and ankle stabilization, and the chunkier-than-average heel makes a trusty dance floor partner for summer weddings, nights out, and family gatherings.
Bernardo Reese 2 Slide Sandal
These summer slide sandals offer accessible wear and feel just like your favorite slippers. The only difference is that with these, you’ll get outdoor traction and stunning detail. The bold embroidered design brings a luxe feel to the supportive, low-wedge footbed and mild arch support that leaves average slides in the dust. They come in four colorways that complement every season and style.
Adidas Superstar Sneaker
Everyone’s wardrobe needs this classic Adidas sneaker, which comes in fun and neutral colorways. It’s a popular pick among Nordstrom shoppers for its iconic design and versatile fit that pairs well with jeans, pants, denim and athletic shorts, and even skirts and dresses. One Nordstrom reviewer shares, “Classic shoe. Can wear this for any event and matches with any fit! Wedding, work, school, fancy dinner, anything! Simple, yet classic.”
Note: The brand notes this shoe runs large, so you’ll want to order a half size down.
Steve Madden Jaklyn Espadrille Platform Sandal
Meet your new, go-to shoe—the Steve Madden espadrille platform sandal. As Amerikaner shares, espadrilles are a summer classic, and it’s clear why: The chunky, espadrille platform offers comfortable, long-lasting wear that evokes a touch of summer breeze with every step. The colored straps come in neutral and textured tones. This Steve Madden pick remains a popular summer shoe, and one Nordstrom reviewer shares, “These sandals are easy to slip on and off with the elastic strap. Feet stay well supported while wearing.”
Pro tip: Some reviewers have found that this shoe runs slightly small, so you’ll want to size up a half or full size.
Sam Edelman Bay Cutout Slide Sandal
A pair of comfortable slides goes a long way, especially when they’re equally fashionable like these Sam Edelman slide sandals. Neutral and bold colors are available (trust us, you’ll want to grab one in classic black and a fun shade for a pop of flair). Don’t worry, just because these Nordstrom sandals are cute doesn’t mean they’re uncomfortable. The sole features a cushioned footbed for added support while walking. One Nordstrom reviewer adds, “Just beautiful! Classic high-end slides without paying high-end prices. I purchased two colors, and I’m so pleased with the quality and style of these slide sandals.”
Vagabond Casey Platform Sneakers
Stride into summer in this sporty, street-chic sneaker from Vagabond. They boast a full two-inch platform heel that reviewers say makes them super-comfortable, even on long walks. One reviewer writes: “I can wear these to the office because the fabric is gorgeous and they look crisp and fresh. Edgy yet classy.” If you don’t already have a white sneaker for your summer wardrobe or back-to-work outfits, this is it. (But it also comes in black if that’s how you roll.)
Adidas Swift Run Sneaker
This lightweight sneaker is a perfect everyday shoe to wear while running errands or exploring the outdoors. It slides on like a sock, and the lightweight EVA cushioning makes it one of the best walking shoes for women. If they need a quick touch-up, simply remove the insole and throw them in the wash for an instant refresh.
Saucony Ride 15 Running Shoe
If you’re in need of running shoes with style, these Saucony sneakers won’t disappoint. They’re available in black, white, and grey colors and feature extra heel cushioning that makes them a favorite for fashion-sneaker buyers too. Their cushioned sole absorbs the impact and distributes weight while running, offering a smooth ride for reaching all your active goals. But don’t worry—life is enough of a marathon, and we won’t blame you for pairing them with jeans and a tee for leisure time.
Teva Midform Universal Sandal
Don’t be fooled by the outdoorsy look of these universal sandals. The geo-embossed straps and slight platform make this Nordstrom sandal a practical yet sophisticated closet must-have. Nordstrom reviewers rave about how comfortable this Teva sandal feels during hikes and everyday wear—oh, and did we mention they’re waterproof? One reviewer writes, “This is the third pair of Teva midforms I’ve bought. They’re the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn. Best of all, they’re waterproof and easily cleaned by running them under the faucet.”
Steve Madden Uri Espadrille Wedge Sandal
The wedge sandal is a shoe that will never go out of style (or at least we hope it doesn’t). We love this Steve Madden espadrille wedge sandal because it’s received rave reviews and it features two details Amerikaner says are trending right now: espadrille heels and clear straps. If you’re not a fan of the clear-strap look, this wedge also comes in raffia and tan suede straps.
Note: The brand notes that this wedge runs small, so you’ll want to order a half size up.
Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Sandals
This perennial favorite double-strapped sandal offers a soft, leather-like fabric, plus the same contoured, supportive footbed that earns Birkenstock thousands of five-star ratings. These bright white sandals are an updated, modern take on the classic Arizona style, thanks to added traction and shock-absorbing soles. Don’t worry—the buckles are still adjustable.
Naot Wand Wedge Sandals
This go-everywhere sandal has a cork and memory foam footbed that adds lightweight comfort and a little spring to every step. Even though it’s technically a heel, the half-inch platform feels and wears like a flat, and it even boasts built-in arch support. The adjustable hook-and-loop strap actually makes shoes last longer due to precision sizing and wearing, and this shoe even has the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance. Bonus: You can choose from four different colored leather finishes, so there’s something for everyone.
Ecco Soft 7 Slip-On Sneakers
Woven leather textures are one of this year’s biggest accessory trends, and these Ecco slip-on shoes are on point with a woven vamp and cushioned footbed you’ll love wearing through every season. It’s a stylish, walking-friendly wardrobe addition that pairs well with just about anything. Add a touch of casual flair to office attire with the black leather colorway or a pop of color with the Tuscany metallic and silver grey metallic leather options.
Hoka One One Clifton 8 Running Shoe
Finally, a running shoe that’s also fashionable. The Hoka One One Clifton 8 Running Shoe is a lightweight yet supportive running shoe with Meta-Rocker technology to ensure you’re able to run any distance with ease and comfort. We love that this running shoe comes in several beautiful color combinations that aren’t too flashy or bright, making it a favorite among Nordstrom shoppers.
Ugg Sammy Slip-On Sneakers
Stretchy, knit uppers and a skater silhouette make this ultra-comfortable slip-on sneaker an easy choice and one of Nordstrom’s best-selling casual shoes for women. It’s available in several updated colors ranging from classic to current, can be machine-washed, and offers easy, thought-free standing, walking, and warm-weather enjoyment.
Havaianas Slim Flip Flop
A summer capsule wardrobe must-have, this everyday flip flop is a chic yet comfortable staple thanks to its slim strap and cushy footbed. It comes in fun colors like purple and pink, as well as neutral options that are also guaranteed to make a splash. And at just $26 each, you can grab one in your favorite statement and neutral color.
- Laurie Brucker Amerikaner, stylist
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