When it comes to footwear, people love to disagree. Between chunky dad sneakers, steel-toed cowboy boots and multi-colored Tevas, every shoe trend that's garnered any sort of attention over the last year has been a hot topic of discussion. However, if there's one shoe style that trend lovers and traditionalists alike can always agree on, it's black strappy sandals.
What is it that makes this simple style so agreeable? Depending on the heel height, material and overall look, black strappy sandals can do it all — from dressing up a baggy pair of jeans to adding the finishing touch to a formal LBD. And with everyone from The Row and Proenza Schouler to Topshop and Urban Outfitters coming out with their own unique takes on the classic silhouette, there's no excuse not to get your hands on a pair or two of your own.
So while we're more than prepared to back our beloved orthopedic sneakers and western-style boots, this spring, we're opting instead for the one shoe that everyone can get behind. To make it easier for you to do the same, we rounded up 18 of the best black strappy sandals for you to shop now.