Found: The Vacation-Friendly Sandal You Can Walk Around in All Day Long

Found: The Vacation-Friendly Sandal You Can Walk Around in All Day Long

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If you’re anything like me, you’re already starting to access your summer wardrobe, and realizing that you have no idea what to wear to the hot-weather function. Whether you’re hitting up multiple weddings this year as a guest or bridesmaid, or already have a poolside vacation planned out, you might be rethinking last year’s footwear, or realizing you have absolutely nothing besides sneakers and combat boots in your closet (guilty!).

Either way, we’re here to make life easier for you by pointing out the summer sandal that will work with nearly every outfit combo and keep you cool (and comfy!) at the same time. Seriously, the reason I avoid sandals in the first place is because they typically offer absolutely no arch support, which doesn’t work if you’re sight-seeing on vacation.

But these Water Vista Higher sandals from Reef are getting endless five-star reviews from customers who say they’re so comfortable, they’re actually “like wearing bedroom slippers.” Okay, sign me up.

Reef is known for its best-in-class comfort. There’s a good reason why the brand is Senior Commerce Director Gina Vaynshteyn’s go-to every summer. “I have at least three pairs of Reef sandals because no other pair is durable or soft enough for me. The area between my toes and heels get majorly irritated if I’m not careful about what I wear, but I don’t have to worry with Reef’s sandals. I’ve worn several pairs on very active (and hot) summer vacations that have involved lots of walking and ocean water, and they’ve been a godsend,” she says.

One of Reef’s newest offerings is a super stylish—yet comfy!—sandals that we can’t stop eyeing.

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Reef, Water Vista Higher Sandal $80 Buy Now Unlike most summer sandals, these actually provide you with 2.5 inches of platform height, which, in turn, means there’s room to add extra cushioning and padding so that you actually stay comfortable as you wear them. Each show features a soft, molded footbed that cushions the foot with each step you take. The upper is crafted from a water-safe material, so they’re ideal for water activities. The EVA footbed is ultra bouncy and lightweight, which makes the sandals very walking-friendly. And finally, the EVA platform outsole has a lug design for extra traction (no slipping and sliding, even if you’re at the pool).

Colorways: 6
Sizes available: 5-11

Another reviewer wrote, “It’s like walking on clouds! Cute, comfy, waterproof, compliments galore. What are you waiting for?” The fact that these babies are water-resistant and you can take them near the pool? They’re the perfect summer shoe.

Reef, Water Vista Higher Sandal (Citron) $80 Buy Now They also come in five different colors, including cream, hot pink, and this citrus color. Personally, I’m a fan of the black and white, but why not get a neutral pair and a pair that has a pop of color? I love the idea that you can adjust the fit with the adjustable ankle strap at the back of the shoe. This will ensure you’re not sliding around as you wear them.

The other pair of Reef sandals we’re adding to our carts:

Reef, Vista Hi-Energy $70 Buy Now If platforms just aren’t your thing or you just want another style option, the Vista Hi-Energy is the perfect everyday slide. These slides feature a blend of cushion and arch support in the footbed with a much smaller platform at just 1.75 inches. They come in six different colors, including hot pink and white.

Colorways: 1
Sizing available: 5-12

No matter what you get into this summer, keeping these sandals close by will help you go the distance, thanks to the built in cushioning. It definitely doesn’t hurt that they’re cute AF, either. Get ready to be showered in compliments.


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