These Walking Sandals Earned the Podiatric Seal of Acceptance—And They’re Up to 50% Off Ahead of 4th of July

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With the 4th of July right around the corner, the summer sales are rolling in. This week, we’re eyeing the FitFlop 4th of July sale, which features up to 50 percent off select styles, including a bunch of their amazing walking sandals. These FitFlop sandals can keep your feet comfortable at the pool, beach, or while site-seeing on vacation this summer—and some of them even have a seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), which is really impressive. 

If you’re looking for the best walking sandals, comfortable everyday slides with arch support, or a pair of wedges that are actually functional, we’ve got you covered with our top picks from the FitFlops sale, ahead.

The best sandals on sale from FitFlop

SHUV Two-Bar Leather Slides — $98.00

Was $140, now $98

FitFlop’s SHUV styles received the seal of acceptance from the APMA—and for good reason. The Two-Bar Leather Slides are designed to wrap around the feet for comfortable support and feature a chic utilitarian atheistic with pressure-diffusing midsoles. These slide sandals are also designed to absorb shock and have a slip-resistant outsole to provide additional stability. In addition to their technical details, we also love that they are made from a single piece of leather, which gives them a slick, minimalist vibe that goes with just about everything.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Stone beige, midnight navy

SURFA Webbing Toe-Post Sandals — $42.00

Was $60, now $42

Another sandal with the APMA seal of acceptance, the SURFA Webbing Toe-Post Sandals are the best flip-flops to walk in this summer. These sandals are constructed from a slip-resistant rubber with a comfortable polyester webbing strap and feature the brand’s podiatrist-approved support technology. This includes a triple-density targeted footboard that absorbs shock and diffuses foot pressure for more supportive strides. Perfect for the beach, pool, or site-seeing on summer vacation, these sandals are on the top of our list for casual and comfortable sandals.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Pink salt

WALKSTAR Webbing Toe-Post Sandals — $36.00

Was $60, now $36

If you’re looking for the best summer flip-flop style sandals, we love the FitFlop WALKSTAR Webbing Toe-Post Sandals. These comfortable flip-flops feature a platform sole with three levels of cushioning for targeted comfort. They also have a wide footbed with an anatomical arch footbed that is designed to provide the soles with extra support and comfort. And, despite being a platform shoes, the sandals are actually super lightweight, which makes them even more comfortable and easy to walk in. In addition to all of their design details, these sandals are also super stylish and come in black, navy, rose gold, and silver with a textile strap and an eye-catching logo front and center.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Black, midnight navy, rose gold, silver

F-MODE Leather Flatform Cross Slides — $84.00

Was $120, now $84

If you prefer slides vs. flip-flops, the F-MODE Leather Flatform Cross Slides from FitFlop are another one of our favorite styles. We love that you can easily dress these sandals up or down for dressy and casual summer ensembles. The slide sandals are constructed from a gorgeous, high-end leather material with a slip-resistant rubber sole, making them both stylish and functional, too. And, of course, they wouldn’t be a FitFlop sandal without ultra-impressive support and comfort. Similar to other styles on our list, these are constructed with the brand’s ergonomic footbed, which provides targeted support, absorbs shock, and diffuses underfoot pressure with every stride.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Beige

LULU Leather Toe-Post Sandals — $59.50

Was $85, now $59.50

For another amazing flip-flop sandal option, we love the LULU Leather Toe-Post Sandals, which provide a slightly more elevated look than the casual options on our list. These sleek summer sandals come in a gorgeous neutral pink color and are designed with a non-slip rubber base and matte leather strap, which provides a gorgeous contrast of textures and materials. The sandals are also functional, of course, and feature the brand’s signature Microwobbleboard™ midsoles, which provide targeted cushioning and support by absorbing shock and relieving the soles of pressure when walking.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Pink salt

GRACIE Circlet Leather Toe-Post Sandals — $60.00

Was $100, now $60

You don’t need to commit to a platform sandal to get cushion and support. The GRACIE Circlet Leather Toe-Post Sandals from FitFlop feature a flatter design with arch support that is just as noteworthy as its platform styles. These comfortable flip-flops combine both function and style with the brand’s high-rebound Dynamicush™ technology and anatomically contoured footbeds that support the soles and minimize impact while remaining ultra-lightweight. We love them because they’re kind of like orthopedic shoes disguised as stylish sandals.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Midnight navy, sunshine coral, latte tan

LULU Adjustable Leather Slides — $66.50

Was $95, now $66.50

The best scrappy sandals for your soles are definitely these adorable LULU Adjustable Leather Slides. Constructed with a non-slip rubber platform base and comfortable leather straps that you can actually adjust for a more customized fit, these sandals boast style and comfort. When shopping for open-back sandals, podiatrists recommend looking for options with adjustable straps to ensure they stay in place and don’t affect your gait—and these do that and so much more. In addition to their design, the shoes feature comfort technology with triple cushioning that diffuses pressure and absorbs shock while walking.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Rose gold, beige

GRACIE Leather Crisscross Sandals — $77.00

Was $110, now $77

Sandals with ankle straps add an extra layer of security and support as they help keep the sandals on your soles—and the GRACIE Leather Crisscross sandals add a touch of style and additional sole support, too. These sandals are constructed from durable and luxe leather material and feature an antibacterial mesh footbed with microfiber at the toes to keep soles fresh and comfortable. The shoes have the appearance of a flat base. However, they have discreet cushioning in the footbed that minimizes impact, along with an anatomically contoured design to provide some arch support.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Black, beige, light tan

ELOISE Cork-Wrap Suede Wedge Sandals — $96.00

Was $160, now $96

If you want to dress things up, we love the ELOISE Cork-Wrap Suede Wedge Sandals, which feature a platform sole wrapped in cork and a slight wedge footbed that provides arch support. The suede sandals also have an adjustable strap around the ankles to provide additional stability and a more customized fit. Unlike other wedged sandals, these are designed to provide lasting comfort with shock absorption technology and impressive cushioning to aliening under foot pressure, too.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Cool blue, sunshine coral

IQUSHION Adjustable Water-Resistant Slides — $27.00

Was $45, now $27

Slides are a must-have for summer. But, they’re also not always the most comfortable on the soles. For a more supportive slide sandal option, we love the IQUSHION Adjustable Water-Resistant Slides which look like your everyday slide but with some impressive key features. These sandals are constructed from a non-slip rubber material and feature a quick-drying neoprene strap with adjustability for a more precise fit. And, while they do appear flat, the footbeds are actually loaded with amazing foot support thanks to targeted cushioning, high rebound, and ergonomic design.

Sizes Available: 5-11

Colors Available: Rose and pop pink, blue and yellow, black

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