Ahead, find some of the most fashionable water sandals for summer—and they’re all totally waterproof!

Best Water Sandals

The summer season is all about sandals. After all, you’ve gotten that warm-weather pedicure, a little bit of a tan, and you’re ready to rock an arsenal of open-toe sandals with reckless abandon. 

…but what if you’re headed to the beach?

When your days are destined to be filled with oceans and sand, water sandals are the only way to go. But you can do so much better than those nail salon rubber flip flops (sorry!). You know you can. 

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The best part is, it isn’t hard to find them once you start to look. Plenty of brands and design houses have crafted some of their most popular styles, from slides to gladiators; espadrilles, and more. Waterproof materials aplenty to make sure you’re just as stylish on the beach as you are off.

Our Top Picks

1.

Birkenstock Arizona Essentials Eva Sandal

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You know and love Birkenstock’s two strap Arizona water sandals. You likely have half a dozen pairs in all different colors and materials, too! So why not add a pair of the brand’s Eva slides—they’re your favorite chunky sandal silhouette, made completely of waterproof rubber.

2.

H&M Braided Slides

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These funky water sandals are, of course, not made completely of rubber. But what makes them even better is the braided terry cloth top, that acts just like a towel for your toes when you choose to wear them as you exit the pool.

3.

J.Crew Marina Waterproof Cross Strap Eva Sandals

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If you love a more-covered two strap sandal, you’re in luck. J.Crew has styled an über comfortable foam and rubber water sandals for all your beach-bound needs.

4.

Stuart Weitzman Sawyer Slide

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Add some sparkle to your water sandals this summer, especially when it comes to waterproof options. With a transparent slide sandal, the subtle two strap style will make it seem as though you’ve painted your toes with a little bit of twinkle. And who doesn’t want that?

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5.

Freedom Moses Moses Two Band Slides

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Go wild with a leopard print with a pair of rubber two strap water sandals. Sure, they’re great for the pool, but you can also rock them with a pair of denim shorts and bright white tee for a walk about town as well.

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Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria Braided Rubber Sandals

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Opt for a more interesting design when shopping for rubber water sandals. These glittery pink flats are pool ready, but feature an asymmetric crisscross design.

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Adidas Adilette Aqua Slides

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The sporty OGs, it’s definitely time to invest in your favorite Adidas slides this summer. They’re what you remember from your childhood days by the water’s edge, so why not bring that ‘90s trend back into your wardrobe?

8.

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Thea Jelly Slide Sandal

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For a whimsical approach to the water sandal look, shop Karl Lagerfeld’s brightly-colored slides that truly make a statement, peppered with Lagerfeld-loved patches, including the Eiffel Tower, sunglasses, and, of course, his cat Choupette.

9.

Gucci Jelly Fisherman Sandal

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IF all you’re really searching for is the jelly water sandals from your youth, look no further. Gucci has designed the basket-weave flats in an army of colors to really drive that nostalgia home.

10.

Chloé Lou Recycled Crochet and Rubber Flip Flops

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When are flip flops decidedly not flip flops? When Chloé DIY-s them, of course. These nylon crochet straps and recycled candy-colored soles will make anyone smile when you wear these water sandals.

11.

Marni Knit Printed Buckle Slides

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Gotta love Marni’s take on the Birkenstock two strap slide, designed with a knit upper that boasts a trompe l’oeil design that looks like your favorite chunky water sandals, but is actually quite streamlined.

12.

Prada Cozy Logo Slide Sandals

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You’ll be walking on a cloud with these Prada slides, covered in a soft terry cloth that mimics a towel.

13.

Moncler Jeanne Logo Pool Sandals

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Go patriotic with your pool slides, with a Moncler pair that boasts a red, white, and blue striped strap. With a subtle embossed logo, these water sandals are more classic than anything.

14.

Veronica Beard Salva Jelly Slides

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The LBD of sandals, these Veronica Beard slides have a little something extra with a toe-cross strap and chunky buckle across the top. In sleek black, these water sandals will go anywhere with you—be it the beach or brunch with friends.

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Rubber sandals can be hard on your feet, so make sure that they fit properly. If any part of the shoe is rubbing you the wrong way or sticking to your skin as you walk, that style should be a no-go for you. After all, there is no prayer that these babies are going to stretch in the slightest.

Amp up your water sandal game this summer with styles from Prada, Marni, and even Birkenstock that you can practically go swimming in…if you dare.

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