The Best Nordstrom Sandals and Shoes We’re Buying Now
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A shoe for every style and need
Shopping for truly comfortable shoes that are also style-forward can be a daunting task, which is why personal stylist Laurie Brucker Amerikaner directs her clients to Nordstrom for their variety of designs, price points, and sizes. “The Nordstrom shoe department is always first on my list to visit,” she says. “I come back to the store consistently because there are always sandals and sneakers that suit all the different style needs of my clients. The price range gives my clients an opportunity to snag higher-priced timeless shoes while also buying fast fashion fixes. Plus, the customer service and return policy can’t be beaten.”
As luck would have it, the most popular Nordstrom sandals and shoes right now are summer-forward flip-flops, casual flats you can wear with leggings and loungewear sets, and trendy sneakers with detailed elements. “The current shoe trends are perfect for everyday wear,” says Amerikaner. “It’s all about fashion meets comfort. Think lower heels, stacked heels, flatforms, and espadrilles—a summer classic. Go with colors that match everything, like white, skin-tone colors, and matte pastels. Square-toe styles are still standing strong as the comeback trend we never thought would return, as well as padded sandals from the ’90s. One of the more updated shoe trends is the wide-band braided or woven leather strap. This has just enough design detail to look fresh while staying in a classic timeless shape.”
No matter what your style, heel height, or budget preferences, you’re sure to find your new favorites on this list of the best Nordstrom shoes available right now. Just make sure to act fast, because summer’s already here and they won’t last long!
Geox Jaysen 58 Sneakers
This upscale, spiced-up sneaker is one of the cutest ways to wear Nordstrom shoes that are super comfortable for long-distance walks. Polished studs and metallic snake-embossed panels add modern glam to the sporty-chic silhouette that is grounded by a waterproof sole and breathable side paneling. The high-quality insole is also easily removed for simple, hassle-free cleaning. Dress up your best-fitting jeans with these and a simple white tee for a crisp, modern look.
Chinese Laundry Surf’s Up Platform Slide Sandals
These clear-strapped sandals hit major trend notes according to Amerikaner, and they’ll be a versatile wardrobe addition to keep your style up to date. Transparent material is one of this summer’s top-performing accessories trends; you’ll find it in bags, belts, and obviously these very cute Nordstrom shoes. You’ll love trying the look with these chunky slides that are elevated on a sporty platform that offers comfortable support with a contoured footbed. Plus, they pair well with all your favorite stylish tops.
Hush Puppies Brite Jells Slides
Bright colors are just more fun, and these pool-perfect sandals are designed with shock absorption to keep you doing all the things you love all summer long. They come in bold, eye-popping red, beach-perfect aqua, and always-elegant black. They’re also water-resistant, which makes them a natural pairing with your trendiest bathing suit cover-ups and sun hats. The extended size range, which goes up to a women’s 12, also makes them an appealing pick.
Caslon Vivi Slide Sandals
Muted colors are still having a big moment, and these Caslon Vivi slides pair effortlessly with everything from basics to daring wardrobe accents. Wide genuine leather straps crisscross atop the supportive, contoured footbed that offers hours of easy support and on-trend style. They’re great for travel or for when you’re out and about closer to home.
“I love this sandals—they are worth every penny,” writes one five-star reviewer. “The leather is soft, and it molds to your feet. They run a little bit big, but I appreciate the extra room.” If you’re in between sizes, remember that tidbit and size down.
Botkier Farrah Slingback Sandals
Fancy-feeling designer pieces are one of the fashion upgrades that can bring your wardrobe to the next level, and these Botkier slingbacks are some of the best Nordstrom sandals to get the job done. The kicker is how incredibly within reach they are for most budgets and how easily they go with just about everything in your existing wardrobe. These stunning slingbacks come in several timeless neutral shades and in leather or suede. The buckle closure provides support and ankle stabilization, and the chunkier-than-average heel makes a great dance floor partner for summer weddings, nights out, and family gatherings.
Bernardo Obrie Slide Sandals
These summer slide sandals offer easy wear and the feel of your favorite slippers. The only difference is that with these, you’ll get outdoor traction and stunning detail. The bold embroidered design brings a luxe feel to the supportive, low-wedge footbed and mild arch support that leaves the average pair of slides in the dust. They come in two neutral color palettes and are available in a variety of medium-width sizes.
Bogs Kicker Water-Resistant Loafers
These water-resistant wonders are the hybrid of a slip-on sneaker and a rain boot that you probably never saw coming but definitely need in your wardrobe. They’re perfect for everything from running errands on wet days to gardening in the backyard, thanks to durable rubber forms and moisture-wicking properties for dry, all-day comfort. They’re available in women’s sizes 6 through 12, making them a good choice for those looking for an extended size range.
Franco Sarto Francisco Platform Wedge Sandal
Meet your new go-to leather sandal for walking while styling. Because of a trendy cork flatform (a platform that’s level), you get all the style perks of a heel without any of the foot pain. The cushioned, quilted footbed will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds, and an adjustable hook-and-loop strap ensures a comfortable, secure fit. One verified reviewer writes: “Obsessed! They’re so comfortable and stylish. I have pretty narrow feet, and these were perfect, with enough room for comfort.” They come in black, white, and limeade, and pair beautifully with summer dresses.
Vagabond Casey Platform Sneakers
Stride into summer in this sporty, street-chic sneaker from Vagabond. They boast a full two-inch platform heel that reviewers say makes them super-comfortable, even on long walks. One reviewer writes: “I can wear these to the office because the fabric is gorgeous and they look crisp and fresh. Edgy yet classy.” If you don’t already have a white sneaker for your summer wardrobe or back-to-work outfits, this is it. (But it also comes in black if that’s how you roll.)
Veja Espalar Sneaker
These unisex sneakers are among the easiest Nordstrom shoes to wear each day, thanks to the versatility of its design, broad size range, and classic white styling. They’re court-inspired, and they have the kind of cushioned sole support that makes them some of the best walking shoes for women and men alike. And you can feel extra good about your purchase because the brand is set on making a difference in the world, providing support for organic cotton farming families in Brazil.
Zodiac Dani Platform Sandals
This trendy platform sandal pick hits all the right trend notes Amerikaner mentioned, including soft neutral tones, a medium-low flatform heel, and a comfortable elastic strap. The padded, supportive sandal is lifted by a lightweight and flexible platform with a herringbone texture at the toe. Each of the four available color options is universally flattering and easily paired with everything from denim to business casual looks. They’re also one of the most affordable Nordstrom sandals on this list, making them an easy choice for most budgets.
Saucony Endorphin Speed Running Shoes
If you’re in need of running shoes with style, these Saucony sneakers won’t disappoint. Their trendy black, white, and tan colors, along with their extra heel cushioning, have made them a favorite for fashion-sneaker buyers, too. Their sole offers a fusion of cushioning and propulsive technologies to improve running performance. But don’t worry—life is enough of a marathon, and we won’t blame you for pairing them with jeans and a tee for leisure time.
Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Sandals
This perennial favorite double-strapped sandal offers a soft, leather-like fabric, plus the same contoured, supportive footbed that earns other Birkenstocks thousands of five-star ratings. These bright white sandals are an updated, modern take on the classic Arizona style, thanks to added traction and shock-absorbing soles. Don’t worry—the buckles are still adjustable.
Naot Wand Wedge Sandals
This go-everywhere sandal has a cork and memory foam footbed that adds lightweight comfort and a little spring to every step. Even though it’s technically a heel, the half-inch platform feels and wears like a flat, and it even boasts built-in arch support. The adjustable hook-and-loop strap actually makes shoes last longer due to precision sizing and wearing, and this shoe even has the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance. Bonus: You can choose from five different colored leather finishes, so there’s something for everyone.
Ecco Soft 7 Slip-On Sneakers
Woven leather textures are one of this year’s biggest accessory trends, and these Ecco slip-on shoes are on point with a woven vamp and cushioned footbed you’ll love wearing through every season. It’s a stylish, walking-friendly wardrobe addition that pairs well with just about anything if you opt for the stone metallic leather shade. Or add a touch of casual flair to office attire in the black leather colorway. It also comes in a gray tone and a silver-hued metallic finish for those who like extra options.
Nina Ganice Mesh Strap Sandals
All dressed up with somewhere to go for a change? Then you’ll definitely want to slip into these Nina Ganice sandals. Twin wide-band straps inset with sheer mesh provide breezy style and day-to-night wearing that can’t be beat. The modest wrapped block heel pairs well with little black dresses, colorful frocks, and even understated pantsuits without risking blisters or prolonged discomfort. The Ganice style is available in sizes five through 11. Here’s what your favorite shoes say about your personality, in case you were wondering.
Rockport Total Motion Alaina Slide Sandals
Another modest heel that’s actually comfortable on this list? You betcha, and these Rockports deliver a dose of casual sass, thanks to an oversized buckle with wood-grain inlays. It screams vintage Italian designer shoe charm (you know, the brand with the interlocking G logo), with a chic cross-strap finish. All that detailing aside, they’re made with Rockport’s famous truTech cushioning for easy all-day wearing, standing, walking, and living. This timeless shoe is available in a creamy beige color or a deeper, always-great tan color, and it’s offered in both medium and wide widths.
Under Armour HOVR Sonic 4 Connected Running Shoes
This running shoe is quickly becoming a warm-weather favorite sneaker for Nordstrom shoppers. Responsive cushioning, extremely lightweight foam construction, and squish-almost-flat packing make tourists and vacationers go gaga over them. They come in a variety of exciting bold and neutral colors, and even pair with the brand’s free MapMyRun app to help track and improve running performance. While they’re made for running, they’re definitely great for casual strolls as well.
Havaianas Slim Glitter Flip Flops
You’ll love this slightly more glamorous, updated version of everyone’s favorite slim Havaianas flip-flops. They’re an affordable style staple you’ll look to all summer long, and make a fun, feminine statement with the rose gold or golden glitter straps. Throw them in your beach bag with your favorite sunglasses, sunscreen and this year’s best beach towels and you’ll be good to go through Labor Day.
Ugg Sammy Slip-On Sneakers
Stretchy, knit uppers and a skater silhouette make this ultra-comfortable slip-on sneaker an easy choice and one of Nordstrom’s best-selling casual shoes for women. It’s available in several updated colors ranging from classic to current, can be machine-washed, and offers easy, thought-free standing, walking, and warm-weather enjoyment.
- Laurie Brucker Amerikaner, stylist