Unless you’re a lifeguard, you probably can’t wear flip-flops to work. But when it’s sweltering outside, you need the office equivalent: lightweight, easy-to-walk-in sandals that won’t embarass you in front of your boss. Scroll down for 11 low- to mid-height block heels and wedges that look professional even during a heat wave. (Because you know there’s going to be a heat wave at some point this summer.)
The gold buckles and simple black-suede straps make these sandals a staple you could wear literally every day through the end of August.
H&M sandals, $60 at H&M
The dainty crystal buckle makes these sweet, but the glowy-red color adds a modern punch to any outfit you plan on wearing.
Marc Jacobs sandals, $455 at Net-A-Porter
These are fun but also practical, and if you’re really going for it, you could wear them with socks on cooler days.
Topshop sandals, $115 at Topshop
Glamorous, but not so glamorous that you can’t walk up a flight of stairs in them.
M.Gemi sandals, $248 at M.Gemi
This simple, streamlined mule will be your best friend on days when you don’t have time to shuffle through your wardrobe.
Topshop sandals, $85 at Topshop
The only handcrafted pair of sandals on this list. The elasticated sling-back is super-comfortable.
ATP Atelier sandals, $360 at Net-A-Porter
These are less than $150 and come with a padded footbed for extra comfort.
Ann Taylor sandals, $138 at Ann Taylor
Either you love these kinds of mules or they’re not your style. Only you can say, but they’re definitely a steal and would look great with cropped pants.
Zara sandals, $119 at Zara
These block-heel sandals will add visual interest to your outfit without stealing the spotlight.
Stuart Weitzman sandals, $425 at Stuart Weitzman
Leather, gladiator espadrilles are super comfortable, and they’ll look just as cute as high heels with all your summer dresses.
Loeffler Randall sandals, $225 at Need Supply & Co.
And since the lace-up trend still hasn’t died down, try this work-appropriate pair, which has a moderately low heel.
H&M sandals, $50 at H&M