5 Perfect Summer Vacation Sandals for Moms

I have discovered that sandals can be a mom’s best when she heads out on a family summer vacation. The right sandals go with jeans, shorts and sundresses, keep your feet happy when you’re sightseeing all day and look stylish enough for you to feel good popping into a cute café or stylish restaurant.

I used to be able to fill half my suitcase with shoes (and I did!) Nowadays, there is no room alongside all the kids’ stuff. I love it when I find one part of sandals the checks all the boxes for comfort and style.

I can no longer wear the strappy summer sandals for vacation that I did in my 20s, but I always try to find something fun. Here’s are five sandals I love for five different reaons.

(Read about 22 other summer travel essentials for moms.)

Perfect summer sandals

1) Comfort

Croc Flip flops are fun and provide pretty good foot support.I was never one to tolerate foot pain for the sake of fashion, and as a mom it’s just not an option (kids don’t stop running because you have blisters). The best sandals are so comfortable you would happily wear them around the house with your favorite pajamas.

My Pick:

Sturdy *Croc flip-flop sandals

2) Versatility

Dr. Scholls shoes are more feminine an stylish these days, but still comfortable. I need sandals that go everywhere on vacation, from the park to the museum, to dinner. Stylish meets comfort is tricky but so fantastic when you find it.

My Pick:

*Dr. Scholl’s Wynne Original, in go-anywhere black, with just the right heel.

3) Summer heat resistance

Teva has sandals that are cute but still sporty.Let’s be serious here, a closed shoe in the summer months is just hot and the longer your day goes the heavier that sneaker or walking shoe gets! Sandals are ventilated and help to keep you cool.

My Pick:

*Teva Terra-Float Nova sandals because of their sporty soles and light upper that looks cute with a sundress.

4) Feminine

espadrils and light and fun summer sandal alternatives.Ever have those days where you feel that you look like a mom, when you just want to look like a woman? Me too! I love sandals that make me feel feminine without killing my heels.

My Pick:

*Ugg Australia Libbi Serape Espadrils, because nothing says summer like Espadrils, and crossing them with sandals, the way Ugg does here makes them irresistable.

5) Durability

clarks have durable soles and come in lots of colors.Once I find the right sandals I want to hold on to them. Nothing is more disappointing than having a pair of sandals I love and finding at the end of the summer that I’ve loved them to death! I am trilled when I can get two or three summers (and maybe a winter beach vacation or two) out of sandals I like.

My Pick:

*Clark’s Leisa Lacole sandals because Clark’s soles last well, both straps are adjustable, and they come in six colors. Choose your favorite and this will be the sandal you throw on as you head out the door all summer long, in jeans, shorts or a skirt.

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the right sandals make all the difference on a summer vacation. They keep your feet cool and comfortable and you looking your best. These 5 have the versatility and comfort moms love. #ad

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  1. August 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    Well, I didn’t actually end up buying one of these 5 sandals, but this post led me down a rabbit hole where I found some comfy sandals that I like — Rockport Cobb Hill Collection Hannah sandals. So, thanks for inspiring me.

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