Sure, sandals were pretty much made for summer. However, wearing them on your daily commute or exploring a new city with a thong between your toes is undeniably uncomfortable. Blisters and calluses are a given, but sandals also expose your feet to dirt and bacteria that could cause infection. Think about it, you’re basically barefoot. What’s more, foot doctors will tell you that sandals typically have less support than other shoes, causing your feet (and essentially your legs and lower back) to feel achy and fatigue faster while also increasing your chances of clumsiness.
So, what’s a girl to do? Sport a pair of sneakers instead. Whether you’re committed to the athleisure look or all about wearing sundresses, there are plenty of ways to style sneakers. Should you need inspiration, just look to off-duty models like Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who seem to have collectively sworn off sandals and wedges. While you really can’t go wrong when it comes to comfort — after all, “dad sneakers” are back in style — we’ve rounded up some of the most stylish and versatile pairs of the season.