14 block heel sandals that are chic and comfortable.

Block Heel Sandals

These shoes were made for walking. At least, when it comes to our round-up of the best block heel sandals for the season. With a little bit more heft in the heel, you won’t be teetering on a stiletto all day, allowing you to distribute more weight throughout your entire foot and not just your toes. The end result? Block heel sandals for morning, noon, and night. And who can argue with that?

Tips! When it comes to block heel sandals, a mid-heel is often the most popular choice. It will make you feel as though you’re standing a little bit taller, without going over-the-top dressy. Heels with jeans? Check. Midi skirts? Indeed. Party dresses? Of course. 

Though there are many a fashion trend that are either chic or comfortable, block heel sandals are one of the few that fit snugly into both categories. That said, there are certainly some styles that currently reign supreme on our wish lists this season. From slides to ankle straps; rainbow tones and classic black alike; shop the best block heel sandals that are fit to pound the pavement and have you dancing all night long.



Larroude Brigitte Block Heel Sandals

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When it comes to summer materials, linen tops the list. You’ll love these short block heel sandals with embroidered flowers to finish off any look, day or night.


Loeffler Randall Emilia Blue Plaid Bow Block Heel Sandals

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Go whimsical with a pair of bow-tied slide sandals from Loeffler Randall. And, while you can shop them in a range of colors, materials, and patterns, a blue and white plaid is just the thing your seasonal wardrobe has been missing.


Manolo Blahnik Marta Crystal Buckle Silk Sandals

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You know Manolo Blahnik’s jeweled shoes well, but did you know you can shop the look in block heel sandals, too? You’ll look extra luxe by opting for them in a classic shade of black, whether you’re styling them with jeans or going full blown party-ready.


Stuart Weitzman 75mm Nudist Curve Block Heel Sandals

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There’s nothing like a classic, which includes these two strap sandals from Stuart Weitzman. In not-so-basic black suede, you’ll be able to wear there anywhere…and any month of the year. 


Gianvito Rossi Napa Strappy Block Heel Sandals

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With a ‘90s tilt, these three-strap sandals are elegant and preppy, all rolled into one. We can envision wearing them with a mini skirt and button-down shirt by day and a slip dress by night. The world is your oyster when it comes to styling these classic leather block heel sandals.


Chloé Laia Suede Crisscross Slide Sandals

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If you’re looking for a retro look that feels more subdued, slip into these Bottega Veneta crisscross slide sandals in a classic, understated tone of brown leather, boasting a mid-height block heel for a little bit of a lift and extra raffia detail.

RELATED: Easy Slide Sandals that Look So Chic


Alexandre Birman Clarita Curve 60 Sandals

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Add a pretty bow—or two—to the mix with Alexandre Birman’s signature tied block heel sandals. Keep the ultra-feminine trend going strong by opting for a pale pink this season and beyond.


Porte & Paire Woven Leather Sandals

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Choose color by slipping into a pair of rainbow cross-strap block heel sandals from Porte & Paire. Sure, you can shop the style in black or nude, but why not go for the multi option for a whimsy take on the trend? Yes, please!


J.Crew Lucie Double-Strap Block Heel Sandals

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Infuse some color into your wardrobe, especially when it comes to your shoes and accessories. The two-strap slide style of these kicks are ultra-sleek, allowing for more leeway when it comes to your brights. 


Christian Louboutin Brio 85 Floral Block Heel Satin Sandals

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For a real head-turner, look to Christian Louboutin. Not only are they crafted of a bright red braided silk, but they also serve up a block heel in a coordinated, colorful floral print for an extra infusion of whimsy.


Dolce Vita Riya Block Heel Sandals

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Raffia is a summer staple, so why not wear it on your feet, too? Slip into a pair of Dolce Vita short block heel sandals to keep you comfortable and looking chic at the same time.


Zara Leather Mid Height Block Heel Sandals

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Turn to Zara for those wear-anywhere sandals. With a short, block heel they’re more comfortable than ever, plus they boast a simple ankle strap and single toe strap that is fit for hours of pounding the pavement.


Gucci Horsebit 95 Leather Block Heel Sandals

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For a preppy take on the block heel trend, look to Gucci. Placing a shiny horsebit link on the toe and crafting sculptural block heel sandals that adds a little bit more height while maintaining the style’s innate stability is so vita bella.

RELATED: 14 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Gucci Slides


Sophia Webster x LoveShackFancy Alba Multi Print Block Heel Sandals

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Summer calls for at least one pair of floral kicks, and these collaboration sandals deliver with four different prints at once. With thin straps and a block heel, they feel casual enough to rock with a pair of ankle-crop denim for an instant added sweetness you’ll love.

RELATED: Best 16 Walking Sandals for Women

Pro Tip


Comfort is key when it comes to block heel sandals of any style. Otherwise, the whole purpose of the chunkier sole is defeated. 

For comfort and style this summer, make sure to have one—or five—pairs of block heel sandals on hand for your every styling need. Happy shopping! 

RELATED: Easy Slide Sandals That Look So Chic

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