But as the warmer months roll out, we've been curious to find out what people actually responded to and which trends are taking off. Instagram can feel like an echo chamber at times, and we wanted to confirm which sandals are actually popular so far this year. So we asked our friends at Lyst.com and the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to confirm our suspicions.
According to Lyst's data, "wedged," "gladiator" and "rubber sandals" are the most commonly searched-for sandal terms. Meanwhile, over the past year, traffic for "strappy sandals" on LIKEtoKNOW.it was up 132% and "sliders" were up 210%. But which exact styles are people looking for the most? Keep scrolling to see and shop the most popular sandals of the year.