There are a few golden rules for finding the ideal summer shoes: they need to be supportive to our arches, with enough grip to hold down our toes and prevent any slipping and sliding on a sweltering day. Most importantly, they should go with pretty much any outfit, from jeans and a T-shirt to floral dresses.
The trusty black strappy sandal checks all the boxes. This wardrobe essential balances versatility with comfort, and the variety of styles has evolved far beyond the 'ugly sandal' prototype. Ahead, you'll find our edit of the best black strappy sandals to shop right now, from chic gladiators to chunky fisherman sandals. Your feet will be very grateful indeed.
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