Thanks to designer iterations from Amina Muaddi, The Attico, and Gia Borghini, flatform sandals are officially a staple among the fashion and celebrity crowds. But instead of sky-high platform soles or the sporty lug sole sandals we saw last summer, this season’s It sandals are all defined by a subtle platform of two or so inches that’s smooth and cushy for a subtle lift.
Whether they’re delicate lace-up styles or ’90s-inspired flip-flops, sandals with a flatform sole are quickly outpacing all the other sandal trends we’ve seen and I’d even go so far as to say they’ll come to define summer 2022. While designers are leading the pack with their elevated takes on the trend, you don’t have to shell out a designer price tag to get in on the look since plenty of affordable retailers like Free People and Nordstrom are stocking cool flatforms, too.
Ahead, shop our favorite picks of this comfortable-cool sandal trend and see how fashion people are wearing them.