Warm weather means cute vintage sandals! Slip your foot into a vintage flat, heel, espadrille or wedge sandal for a refreshing style of summer shoes. Starting in the 1920s, sandals were casual shoes with cutouts and perforations to let air into the shoe. The cutouts grew bigger and moved onto dressy heels in the 1930s. The 1940s saw the peep toe open up the toes while platforms and wedges raised them to new heights. By the 1950s, sandals were just a few wide straps and by the 1960s they went down to the one strap or flip flop style we love to wear today. Retro sandals are back in fashion this year and are reviving many classics like the wraparound espadrille, 70s platform sandal, and wedge heel.
Vintage style sandals embrace thick and thin straps both in flats or heels. It is what sets them apart from modern sandals. Learn about the history of vintage sandals before shopping.
Browse these new vintage sandals spanning all your favorite retro decades: