Trend Alert: Strappy Sandals

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 21st Apr 2017

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

Dansko Violet in Black Burnished     Dansko Violet in Red Antiqued Nubuck    Dansko Violet in Walnut Nubuck

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 every color!

Azura Marcia

Azura Marcia in Black Suede    Azura Marcia in Camel Suede   Azura Marcia in White Suede

Azura Marcia in Black SuedeCamel 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

Taos Julia in Black   Taos Julia in Navy   Taos Julia in Stone

Taos Julia in BlackNavy, 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 comfy.

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

UGG Amell in Black   UGG Amell in Marino   UGG Amell in Canvas

UGG Amell in BlackMarino, 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 or down!

SAS Huggy

SAS Huggy in Nero      SAS Huggy in Earth

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 long.

Naot Addie

Naot Addie in Black with Silver Rivets    Naot Addie in Beige with Silver Rivets

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   Clarks Ralene Luster in Dark Tan

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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