If you read our Spring 2017 Season Preview or our Spring 2017 Style Guide, you know that this season brought with it chic new shoes
and fresh, fun trends. When you look to the runways, you'll see bright
rainbow colors, glamorous '80's ensembles, quirky flatforms, and bold stripes. Spring
2017 seems to be all about fashion pieces that stand out from the crowd.
One of our favorite Spring '17 fashions is the women's strappy
sandal. We love it because it's versatile and easy to wear and because a lot
of our brands have tackled this trend. Gladiator sandals were all the rage
these past few years, but now it's more about feminine beauty than tough-girl
style. Ankle straps, woven straps, embellishments, and more make the Spring '17
strappy sandal a standout accessory that can serve as a finishing touch to
almost any outfit.
Check out our picks for some of the best strappy sandals of
the season below!
Dansko Violet in Black Burnished, Red Antiqued Nubuck, and Walnut Nubuck.
The Dansko Violet is a gorgeous melding of on-trend style and
Dansko's signature comfort. With crisscross straps behind the toes and an
adjustable strap at the ankle, the Violet is certainly chic, but this sandal is
more than just looks. Its upper, which is crafted from burnished or nubuck
leather, is treated with 3M Scotchgard™ to resist staining. Leather and suede
linings keep your feet cozy all day long. For cushioning and support, the
Violet features a foam footbed over a contoured cork wedge, so you can enjoy a
bit of height without the aches and pains of wearing a normal heel. A durable,
bi-color rubber outsole finishes off this simple yet lovely Dansko sandal.
Pair the Dansko Violet with sundresses or maxi skirts for an
effortless spring look. With its soft doeskin color, the Violet in Walnut looks
great alongside pastels and florals, those pretty staples of the season. Try
the Violet in Black or Red with less casual ensembles, like cocktail dresses.
With comfort and style like this, you might want the Dansko Violet in
Azura Marcia in Black Suede, Camel Suede, and White Suede.
Nothing says spring quite like floral prints and accents,
and the Azura Marcia puts flowery details front and center. This Azura sandal
is beautifully crafted in Italy from premium suede leather. Enamel-encased,
mirrored ornaments in floral patterns adorn the front strap, drawing admiring
eyes with their subtle shine. A buckled ankle strap gives you the adjustability
you need for a secure fit. The Marcia's comfort comes from its padded leather
insole, which cushions and cradles your foot. Underneath, a 2" stacked
heel gives your height a boost. European-inspired and beautifully stylish, the
Azura Marcia is a classy take on the strappy sandal trend.
The Marcia is definitely a dressy sandal, and you can show
it to its best advantage under dresses and skirts of various lengths and
styles. Wear the Azura Marcia in Black for fancier events, or sport the Marcia
in Camel or White if your tastes are more casual. Pretty and perfect for the
season, the Azura Marcia is a must-have for floral lovers.
Taos Julia in Black, Navy, and Stone.
Skillfully made in Spain, the Taos Julia's crisscrossing
woven straps give it casual yet stylish character. These straps are even
adjustable at the ankle and instep, so a custom fit is guaranteed. A contoured
cork footbed provides the ultimate in comfort and personalized support. Suede
linings keep the straps and insole soft against your skin, so you can show off
the Julia all day long. A cork wedge gives this sweet sandal 2.75" of
height, tying the Clarks Ralene Luster for highest heel on this list, though
the wedge style combats any discomfort. The outsole is made of flexible,
lightweight rubberlon to keep your foot protected and your shoe light and
The truly versatile Julia pairs well with dresses, skirts,
jeans, and more. We think it looks great with denim cutoffs or khaki shorts and
a peasant blouse. There's a casual-cool vibe to the Julia that makes it a cute
finishing touch on a '70's-inspired look, so choose this wedge when you don a
fringed top or boho maxi dress. The Taos Julia is your laidback yet trendy sandal
for spring and summer!
UGG Amell in Black, Marino, and Canvas.
When it comes to sweet yet on-trend style, the UGG Amell is
a safe bet for Spring '17. A grosgrain ribbon laced ballerina-style at the
ankle gives the Amell a distinctive, feminine beauty, while an espadrille wedge
heel keeps it cool and low-key for summer gatherings with friends. Though less
strappy than most of the sandals here, its oh-so-fashionable wrapped ankle look
makes the Amell one of our favorites for the season. An EVA and cushioning foam
insole keeps your feet as cozy as they are cute, and a rubber outsole offers
durability and traction underfoot. All in all, the UGG Amell adds a touch of
loveliness to the laidback, beachy attitude that infuses the UGG brand.
The UGG Amell is fun and easy to style. It looks great with
shorts and miniskirts, as well as flowy dresses. Play up the seaside vibe by
pairing the Amell in Canvas or Marino with nautical stripes and shades of navy,
red, and gold. The UGG Amell pairs beautifully with most of your favorite
spring and summer outfits, so don't be afraid to experiment with dressing it up
SAS Huggy in Nero and Earth.
There's no more aptly named sandal than the SAS Huggy. This
cute and cozy sandal truly hugs your foot, providing security and comfort from
the moment you slip it on. Wide, adjustable hook-and-loop straps wrap around
your foot for a perfect, custom fit. The Huggy's style is simple and versatile,
with a premium leather upper and trendy silhouette. The wide, contoured footbed
offers ample arch support and is wrapped in luxurious suede for cushioning and
softness. This cozy sandal rests on an outsole that absorbs shock and returns
energy for an all-day spring in your step.
Simplicity is the SAS Huggy's strength. You can pair this
sandal with almost any casual ensemble: shorts, skirts, sundresses, even jeans
and capri pants. The Huggy in Earth (Brown) goes well with khaki and olive
green for an outdoorsy look, or go sweet and girly by wearing the Huggy in Nero
(Black) with shades of pink. Either color looks great with denim! No matter how
you style it, the SAS Huggy will keep your feet supremely comfortable all day
Naot Addie in Black with Silver Rivets and Beige with Silver Rivets.
Perhaps the dressiest of our strappy sandals, the Naot Addie
is a polished, pretty choice for spring. Rivet accents embellish the
beautifully handcrafted leather upper, adding sparkle to this already lovely
shoe. A hook-and-loop backstrap allows for adjustability, while elastic goring
ensures a comfortable fit every time. Naot fans sing the praises of their cork
and latex footbed, which is contoured for optimal support but also molds to the
unique shape of your foot over time. The dependable comfort of its cork footbed
is yet another reason to adore the Naot Addie.
The Addie will be your go-to for that most ubiquitous of
spring and summer events: weddings! Choose from Beige or Black and wear the
Addie under virtually any dress. Whether you're a guest, in the wedding party,
or the bride herself, the Addie is a stylish choice that will keep your feet
comfortable all day long—you'll never want to take them off. Celebrate love in
style with the Naot Addie!
Clarks Ralene Luster
Clarks Ralene Luster in Black and Dark Tan.
"Strappy" hardly covers it with the Clarks Ralene Luster. An upper of many woven leather straps gives the Ralene Luster a unique
look that offers more coverage than most sandals. A slingback strap with
hook-and-loop closure makes the Ralene Luster easily adjustable at the ankle.
You'll find that the 2.75" leawood block heel lengthens the appearance of
your legs and gives you added height with less instability than your stilettos.
Smooth linings cuddle your foot while an OrthoLite® footbed keeps it cushioned
and well-supported. With the Ralene Luster, you're getting timeless Clarks
quality in a gorgeous, eye-catching fashion statement.
The Clarks Ralene Luster's coverage makes it acceptable for
the office, yet it's also chic enough for a night on the town or a dinner date.
Pair it with wide-leg trousers and a button-up blouse for a professional look,
or slip into a bodycon dress if you're going for flirty and fun. Either way, you'll
truly shine in the Clarks Ralene Luster.
Which is your favorite strappy sandal? Love this trend as
much as we do? Check out more of our trendy women's sandals, or browse all our hot new arrivals. If you liked what you saw, you can also shop the brands featured in this post:
Dansko | Azura | Taos | UGG | SAS | Naot | Clarks
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