15 Wide Width Sandals To Wear This Spring

by Alysse Dalessandro

It's nearly time to tuck away those snow boots in favor of fun spring footwear. When you need wide width sandals, however, finding the perfect pair of spring gems can start to feel a little less enjoyable — particularly when a lot of options are relegated to the Internet alone.

I lovingly refer to my feet as box-shaped because that's how wide they are. But I also really love shoes and I've learned over the years that I don't have to sacrifice chicness just to find something that I can get on without have to grease the straps. I've figured out what styles in regular widths can work for me, while becoming aware of what kinds of shoes I definitely need to get in wide fits. Sandals are definitely included in the latter category.

When I look for wide-width sandals, I'm always seeking a mix of style, comfort, and trendiness. As is often the case with plus size clothing, it can be challenging to find on-trend wide width shoes. But it's certainly not impossible.

From bright T-strap sandals and bejeweled flats to lace-up gladiators and stylish slides, there are retailers and designers out there making the selection for statement shoes just a little wider. And this season's options are looking pretty cute.

1. Fringe

Ellie Fringe Sandal, $84.99,

These faux suede sandals combine comfort with a bit of chicness. The turquoise gives them a pop of color while the insole features extra cushioning and padding. Bonus: They are available in sizes seven to 12 in wide and wide-wide widths.

2. Caged

Tall Caged Flat Gladiator, $44.50,

These caged gladiator sandals are not only wide width, but they are also wide calf. That means plus size babes no longer have to be left out of the gladiator trend. I can imagine pairing these with a pair of cut-off jean shorts and an oversized tee.

3. Beaded

Women's Ros Hommerson Mara, $92.45,

These cross-over sandals with beaded front detailing can be a perfect compliment to all of your summer caftan looks. The front features foam padding for added comfort.

4. Floral

Flower Dot D'orsay Flats, $39.50,

What says spring more than polka dots and a giant flower at the front of your shoe?

5. Metallic

Emerald Metallic Sandal, $33,

When I read that these sandals were from Avenue's Cloudwalker's Collection and featured a velcro strap, that was all I needed to know in order to be sold. But it doesn't hurt that the metallic gives me '90s vibes as well.

6. Mid-Wedge

Women's Penelope Mid-Wedge, $19.99,

Blush is such a pretty color for spring and I can totally see these mid-wedge sandals being paired with a bright floral dress.

7. Slip-Ons

Sole Diva Cross Over Sandals, $32.99,

A stylish slip-on sandal is straight out of my lazy girl dreams. The white soles and rattleskin criss-cross straps make these a total winner.

8. Perforated

Clarks Clarene Primer, $130,

When I think of Clarks, I think of comfort. But these perforated tan wedges are also stylish and can easily be dressed up or worn with a pair of skinny jeans.

9. Jeweled

Wide Width Jeweled Heeled Sandals, $21.99,

A chunky heeled, wide width sandal is something I am often on the lookout for, and this one happens to the ideal punctuation for an evening-wear look.

10. Color-Block

Zuri Block Heel Sandal, $79.90,

These ELOQUII color-block heels certainly contain a lot of visual interest between the color and the ankle tie. Pair them with a shift dress for a mod look.

11. Metal Detail

Leo Sandal by Comfortview, $94.99,

When I picture owning these white wedges with their gold metal details, I begin planning outfits featuring bright coral and vibrant turquoise.

12. Lace-Up

Hardware Lace Up Sandals, $39.50,

These lace-up sandals feature gold tone hardware through the straps and tie at the ankle for a festival-ready shoe.

13. Corked

Life Stride Elusive Wedge Sandal, $59.95,

Wedges allow you to elevate your look without the discomfort that can sometimes come with a traditional pump. Pair these with a maxi dress for a spring ready look.

14. Knee High

Sole Diva Elasticated Sandals, $67.50,

These sandals are something I wouldn't normally expect to find for wide calfs and wide widths, so I am so happy to see them this season. Between the zipper at the back and the elastic straps in the front, these are comfort and style combined.

15. T- Strap

Wide Width Metal Trim T-Strap Heeled Sandals, $24.99,

I used to shy away from kitten heels. But when I am able to find them in wide widths, this style can be a really comfortable alternative to a higher heel. The color of these combined with the metal detail T-strap makes a statement.

The term wide width no longer has to evoke imagery of frumpy cushioned flats with buckle straps. You don't have to sacrifice trendiness to make sure your wide feet are supported.

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