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If you need a summer shoe that has all the versatility of being casual as well as dressy, simple as well as stylish, look no further than cute and comfortable black sandals. Take a look at our top picks!

 


Womens Black Sandals

Written By: Michelle Nati


 

 

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I’m a shoe junkie. It isn’t an easy thing to admit, but I own hundreds of pairs. However, when I went to Europe last August, I really had to trim down my choices of footwear.

We were spending a few days in London before heading off to Paris, Berlin, Rome, and, finally, Madrid. As much as I would have liked to pack different shoes to compliment every look, it wasn’t feasible. So I settled on one comfy pair of sneakers, some simple leather ankle boots (for days with chillier temps), and black sandals. Those three pairs of shoes were enough for my entire trip!

Whether you’re wearing boyfriend jeans and a tee to meet friends for a day at Madrid’s Prado or dressing up to go out for Ethiopian cuisine at a canalside restaurant in Amsterdam, sandals make the grade as the shoes that lend themselves to nearly every summer occasion. You can’t go wrong with this versatile footwear!

 

 

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Best Black Sandals for Travel:

 

These shoe styles won our vote for best of the bunch:

 

 

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NAOT Marita Sandal

 

Naot Black Strappy Sandals

 

These high-quality leather shoes by NAOT may define the success of your trip. You can tell if you picked a good pair by how often you wear them—we’ll bet it will be more than everything else! The shoe’s suede crosshatched straps define the style, while its cushioned footbed knocks comfort out of the ballpark in terms of arch support.

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For my favorite option, take a look at the other Naot Sandals I took on my 12-day trip to Europe! These are the best travel shoes I’ve ever purchased, hands down – although my legs were tired at the end of the day, my feet never were!

 

 

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Sorel Roaming Crisscross Platform Sandal

 

Sorel Black Platform Sandals

 

For fashionistas that prioritize fashion over luggage space, these black flatform sandals are more edgy than your usual shoe! This head turning style by Sorel is as statement making as it is comfortable for all day wear. 

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Naot Mermaid Wedges

 

Naot Black Wedge Sandals 

 

Naot is hands down one of the most comfortable shoe brands for travel. They’re shoes aren’t just practical, they’re also cute, too, as you can see with the above Naot Mermaid wedge. Wear them to sightsee during the day then dress them up at night. These black leather wedge sandals are the perfect mix of travel fashion!

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Wedges are back and more travel friendly than ever! Check out what’s on our list!

 

 

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Sarto by Franco Sarto Gia Sandal

 

Sarto by Franco Sarto Black Flat Sandals 

 

These Sarto by Franco Sarto black leather sandals are everything! At under $100, this sophisticated design offers a timeless look that you can pair with everything from a breezy summer dress to cute wide legged linen trousers. 

Supportive, attractive, and totally comfortable, you’ll want this to wear at home and on vacation, too! Also available in wide widths and two other colors.

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Here are comfortable walking sandals that are stylish, too!

 

 

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Dr Scholls Friday Wedge Sandal

 

Dr Scholls Black Gladiator Sandals

 

From Helsinki to Hamburg, you’ll turn the heads of fellow footwear lovers in these adorable shoes by Dr Scholls. The crisscross pattern of the upper gently touches the front of the foot and connects to the shoe’s high back for a lovely and secure fit. And while we’re all about the animal print design, ease of wear is also important and found in the shoes’ anatomically shaped footbed.

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Want an alternative? Opt for comfortable espadrilles instead!

 

 

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Gentle Souls Strappy Sandal

Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Black Dress Sandals 

 

An elegant black sandal never seems to go out of style, and for good reason—they can be worn for just about any occasion. These cute black sandals by Gentle Souls are not only pretty but practical, too.

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Here are our readers’ recommendations for the best walking shoes for travel that are cute and comfortable!

 

 

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Sam Edelman Atanado Leather Sandals

 

Sam Edelman Black Slide Sandals

 

These Sam Edelman black sandals look casual enough to be worn beachside with your favorite denim cut offs yet polished enough to be worn with a breezy maxi dress for dinner at the resort. Versatile and easy to pack, bring these along on your next coastal vacay! Also available in wide widths, too.

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We’ve got the scoop on the best slide sandals of the season!

 

 

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Munro Souki Sandal

 

Munro Black Block Heel Sandals

 

For warm summer nights dining at an Italian outdoor restaurant or dressy evenings aboard your favorite cruise ship, you’ll be the belle of the ball in these Munro black heeled sandals. 

They may look a little thin, but looks can be deceiving—these beautiful leather shoes are top rated for comfort and have a cushioned footbed for arch support.  Did we mention they’re also available in narrow, wide, and extra-wide widths? 

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Sofft Mirabelle Sandal

 

Sofft Cut-out Wedges Sandals Black 

 

Cut-out designs in footwear are here, and this shoe by SÖFFT reflects the trend in a big way.

Lightweight and flexible, you’ll saunter cobblestone streets with a sense of grace and quiet confidence, so much so that you won’t be dying to return to your hotel just to soak your tired feet—all thanks to the Mirabelle’ soft padded rubber sole.

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This brand made it to our list of the best walking shoes for Europe!

 

 

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Munro Juniper Sandal

 

Munro Black Flatform Sandals 

 

With a cork footbed and lightweight sole, feel supported yet on-trend with these platform sandals by Munro. Choose classic black or one of the other beautiful summer colors, these sandals are available in narrow, wide, and ultra-wide widths to accommodate women of all shapes and sizes. 

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Finding shoes that are both comfortable and fashionable is the ultimate goal for almost all female travelers. Find out where to shop for comfort shoes!

 

 

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Comfortiva Farina Huarache  

 

Comfortiva Black Leather Sandals with Wedge

 

The Comfortiva brand is synonymous with a relaxed, elegant vibe that has been sought after for decades and these black leather wedge sandals certainly live up to the hype and expectations. They come with a memory foam-cushioned footbed that will keep your feet comfortable for hours. They are so lightweight, you may even forget you’re wearing them!

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Here are our readers’ recommendations for the best walking shoes for travel that are cute and comfortable!

 

 

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Eileen Fisher Sport Platform Sandal

 

Eileen Fisher Sporty Black Sandals Flat

 

Athletic and lightweight, these shoes by Eileen Fisher are not just form, they’re also fashion. Pair them with sleek wide leg pants or a chic dressy romper, they’re beautiful flat black sandals that will make any outfit as cute as it is comfortable. 

Rest assured, the cushy platform footbed will give you more spring in your more than 20,000 daily steps traversing all over Europe this summer. 

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If you are looking for traditional outdoor sandals, read this post!

 

 

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Free People Vacation Day Sandal

 

Free People Black Lace Up Sandals

 

Add a little boho flair with these black lace up flat sandals by Free People. Wear them with flowy white dresses or a wide leg playsuit, they’re the ideal addition to any summer vacation wardrobe. 

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Black Sandals Comparison Chart

 

NAOT Marita Sandal These high-quality leather shoes by NAOT may define the success of your trip. Check Price
Sorel Roaming Crisscross Platform Sandal This head turning style by Sorel is as statement making as it is comfortable for all day wear. Check Price
Naot Mermaid Wedges Wear them to sightsee during the day then dress them up at night. These black leather wedge sandals are the perfect mix of travel fashion! Check Price
Sarto by Franco Sarto Gia Sandal Supportive, attractive, and totally comfortable, you’ll want this to wear at home and on vacation, too! Also available in wide widths and two other colors. Check Price
Dr Scholls Friday Wedge Sandal The crisscross pattern of the upper gently touches the front of the foot and connects to the shoe’s high back for a lovely and secure fit. Check Price
Gentle Souls Strappy Sandal An elegant black sandal never seems to go out of style, and for good reason—they can be worn for just about any occasion. Check Price
Sam Edelman Atanado Leather Sandals These Sam Edelman black sandals look casual enough to be worn beachside with your favorite denim cut offs yet polished enough to be worn with a breezy maxi dress for dinner at the resort. Check Price
Munro Souki Sandal these beautiful leather shoes are top rated for comfort and have a cushioned footbed for arch support.  Check Price
Sofft Mirabelle Sandal Lightweight and flexible, you’ll saunter cobblestone streets with a sense of grace and quiet confidence, so much so that you won’t be dying to return to your hotel just to soak your tired feet Check Price
Munro Juniper Sandal Choose classic black or one of the other beautiful summer colors, these sandals are available in narrow, wide, and ultra-wide widths to accommodate women of all shapes and sizes. Check Price
Comfortiva Farina Huarache   They come with a memory foam-cushioned footbed that will keep your feet comfortable for hours. Check Price
Eileen Fisher Sport Platform Sandal Rest assured, the cushy platform footbed will give you more spring in your more than 20,000 daily steps traversing all over Europe this summer. Check Price
Free People Vacation Day Sandal Wear them with flowy white dresses or a wide leg playsuit, they’re the ideal addition to any summer vacation wardrobe. Check Price

 

 

Read this post or watch the Youtube video above where I explain how to choose summer vacation shoes!

 

Why Black Sandals are Essential

 

Sandals are a wonderful accessory overall because they are so versatile. But, specifically, black sandals are a classic color that never loses style relevance and can be taken from a casual vibe to nightlife chic instantly. Which makes them a pretty vital item to add to your packing list.

 

For another color option that’s equally as versatile, try tan leather sandals, instead!

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How do I pack sandals?

 

Packing cubes make the perfect shoe bags to protect your luggage from dirty shoes. Take a look at other shoe bag ideas here!

Many of our readers use packing cubes to organize their shoes. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to organize by number and color, so you know what’s in each bag, even when you use them as a shoe carrier.

We put together a five-part YouTube series showing you the different methods to use packing cubes. If you use this specific packing strategy, they can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carryon only!

 

Buy Compass Rose Packing Cubes here!

 

 


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