No doubt that has to do with the style’s versatility. Padded shoes are not only comfortable but, thanks to labels like Staud and Miu Miu — two of the most searched for brands for this trend, according to Lyst — they can also look chic. Staud’s Rita sandals feature a thong-style toe that’s made of soft, black-, white-, or camel-colored leather. Meanwhile, Miu Miu’s iteration is available in a flatform, as well as a variety of strap styles and colors, from multi-color to monochrome. Roam (another most-searched brand, according to Lyst), Rejina Pyo, Proenza Schouler, and Bottega Veneta, all, too, sell footwear styles that will make even the most flip-flop-adverse reconsider their sandal collection.

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