I know everyone’s been telling you it’s sneaker season, but let’s take a moment to shift to our favorite summer style topic: sandals. The season hasn’t even officially begun, yet we’ve already been engulfed in a flood of the chicest sandals around. Ever since the weather allowed us to expose our feet, we saw classic styles re-emerge as well as a few ubiquitous footwear trends that took some warming up to (cue the parade of thong sandals). Overall, the most popular designer sandals right now are the ones that hit on all of today’s major style elements–90s inspired minimal straps, ultra-saturated hues, and heeled mules–proving that nothing thrills the fashion crowd quite like a good shoe trend.
With still a few more weeks to clear before days at the pool and scorching temperatures, we already have a pretty good idea as to which designer sandals will define 2021. Ahead, we’re highlighting the specific styles that are without a doubt the most popular. From podiatrist-approved flats to gasp-inducing revenge heels, these are the coveted pairs the fashion crowd can’t stop wearing.