Summer Shoe Obsession: Swedish-Style Sandals

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Photo: TNYF/

“Clunk, clunk, clunk”… though that may be the sound your feet make when others hear you coming, this summer’s sought-after sandals are anything but clunky. Think of a traditional clog crossed with your favorite huarache sandals, and you’ve got the Swedish-style sandal. The classic 70s sandal has been given a fresh step up with modern straps from T-bar to braided leather in colors ranging from mint to metallics. The surprisingly comfortable platform heels give your wardrobe a lift—and because of their heavy hardware and time-tested materials, will most likely last a few summers. 

Janis Joplin popularized them way back when, and trendsetters like Sarah Jessica Parker are still rocking them today. The actress recently stepped out in her Swedish Hasbeens pair with patterned socks, but whether you wear them with socks, skinnies, a boho sundress or just your latest pedicure, these sandals will lend a carefree boho appeal to any look. Feel free to ogle these 10 pairs we’re drooling over:


1. Lotta from Stockholm 259 T-Bar Red Clobs – $89.50;  2. Sven Clogs Mint Julep Sandal – $195;  3. No. 6 New Huarache on High Heel – $265;  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Leather Heavy Wooden Sandal Clogs – $350;  5. Swedish Hasbeens Sandals – $220;  6. Kimchi Blue Wooden Flatform Sandal – $49;  7. Maguba Valencia Blue Mix/Natural High Sandals – $149;  8. Loeffler Randall Marta Slip-On Clog – $245;  9. Restricted Colby Natural Sandal – $54.99;  10. Maki Uehara Tokyo Flip Flops & Clog Sandals – $185;