I've Analysed Every Single Pair of Designer Sandals—These 22 Are the Chicest

A mixture of the best designer sandals



We take sandals very seriously at Who What Wear. Considering they'll be one of the major purchases you'll make in the summer, we know we need to get it just right. Over the past year, we've documented the new designer labels that people have loved and the big fashion houses that continue to create stylish sandals. If I'm honest, there are so many genuinely cool and chic sandals around right now that it's very hard to choose between them. 

Do you want a pair of sliders with a bold logo? Or maybe you're more of a minimalism lover who only wants simple straps and a basic colour. There are, of course, the cult labels that have built up quite a following (The Row, we're looking at you) as well as the brands that everyone seems to love, such as Hermès So where do you go from here when there's so much choice? Well, to help I've done the hard bit for you and scrolled through endless pages of designer sandals online, from Net-A-Porter to Harvey Nichols and Matches, and collated a list below of the best (and most importantly, the chicest) designer sandals that you'll love for summer 2023, but will also be excited to wear every summer going forward. After all, they need to be a truly worthwhile investment. Keep scrolling to find your perfect pair.


best designer sandals: Lois wearing The Row fisherman sandals



Lois wears The Row's Fisherman sandals

From Chloe's canvas logo sandals to The Row's timeless leather iterations, these are the cult buys that Instagram can't get enough of. 


best designer sandals: Felicia wears oran sandals by Hermes



@fakerstrom wearing sandals by Hermès

Perhaps one of the biggest trends I've seen on Instagram this season is the rise of minimalist leather sandals. From more recognisable styles like the Hermès Oran to lesser-known designers that scream quiet luxury.


best designer sandals: Debora wearing Hermes sandals



Debora wearing Hermès sandals.

Is there anyone who doesn't love a chunky sandal? Whether they're the double-strap Prada pair or a more inconspicuous style from A Emery, nothing balances out your pretty dresses better. 


best designer sandals: Emili Sindliv wears Jimmy Choo heeled sandals



Emili wearing Jimmy Choo's new Indiya sandals.

I don't want to sound dramatic, but I'm not sure I could get through summer without a pretty little heel. From wedding-guest outfits to dressing up jeans and a tank top, this is where you can add a bit of fun into your sandal collection. This season, my money's going on Jimmy Choo's new Indiya sandals, which would make even Carrie Bradshaw's heart race. 


best designer sandals: Zeena Shah wearing Gucci sandals



Zeena Shah wearing Gucci sandals

Logos don't have to be scary. Take, Valentino's understated tan slides. Fun and not too full-on either. Gucci, Saint Laurent, Dior and Loewe all have their own versions that are just as stylish.