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Best White & Off-White Sandals For Summer

best white and off white sandals
from top to bottom: Ron White $495, André Assous $119, Marc Fisher $150 $90, Bared Footwear $149

White and/or off-white sandals are an essential part of a summer wardrobe. They pair beautifully with navy, pastels, pink, red, tan, and yellow. For those who don’t wear bright-brights and optic white, this year’s selection of sandals actually includes a ton of off-white sandals — joy! Now, your cream tees and muted garments can have a versatile friend too. For those who don’t understand why this is amazing, have you ever put an optic white sandal on with an off-white t-shirt? It looks, well, off, and makes the muted tee look dirty. Or, have you ever paired off-white sandals with a bright white tee? The whiteness of the tee makes the shoes look dirty in this scenario. I think you get it.

How To Clean White Shoes

I know some of you hesitate to purchase white or off-white sandals because of how quickly they could become stained or ruined. Not to worry, my stylish friend, I got you. First of all, you need to protect your white sandals with a leather protectant spray while they are brand new and unworn. I cannot recommend this enough. This will make your shoe last ten times longer. Not one shoe of mine hits the road without its protective silicone coat. I personally use Kiwi Boot protector.

To apply, I first lay down some plastic or some cardboard on my outdoor balcony and set my white sandals on it. Then, I spray over them quickly at a few different angles, with an emphasis on the toe and heel area since they get most scuffed from wear. Twenty-four hours later, I spray them again. Make sure you read the full directions on the can before applying the spray, and don’t over-spray and soak the shoe. Depending on how much you wear your sandals, you will want to re-spray them a couple of times a year.

Once protected, you rarely have to clean your white shoes. Usually, a moist white cloth will get off superficial dirt and scuffs. If you need something stronger, here are the items I use for cleaning white leather shoes:

Both saddle soap and leather lotion have instructions on their containers. As for Bon Ami, just a dab of Bon Ami on a moist white cloth will do the trick.

Jack Rogers Worth Slingback Sandal

comfortable white sandals
Jack Rogers $98

Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Belk, Dillards, and Jack Rogers.

Heel Height: 0.39″

Sizing: 5.5-10M

Material: leather upper and lining, rubber sole

Dolce Vita Leanna Slide Sandal

off white sandals women
Dolce Vita $49.95

Available at Zappos, Amazon, and Dolce Vita.

Heel Height: 0.5″

Sizing: 5-13M

Material: synthetic upper, lining and sole

Jeffrey Campbell Adapt Slingback Sandal

white summer sandals
Jeffrey Campbell $139.95 $99.99–$139.95

Available at Nordstrom.

Heel Height: 2.5″

Sizing: 5-10M

Material: synthetic upper, lining and sole

Naturalizer Vera Sandal

white sandals for wide feet
Naturalizer $120 $109.95

Available at Zappos, Nordstrom, Macy’s, DSW, Amazon, and Naturalizer.

Heel Height: 2.5″

Sizing: 4-13, available in medium and wide widths

Material: synthetic lining with cushioned footbed, rubber outsole

patricia green Palm Beach Slide Sandal

comfortable white sandals
patricia green $228.95

Available at Nordstrom and Verishop.

Heel Height: 2″

Sizing: 6-11M

Material: leather upper and lining/rubber sole

TKEES Sloane Sandal

off white sandals women
TKEES $85 $64

Available at TKEES.

Heel Height: 0

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: leather upper, leather insole, rubber outsole

Ron White Callie Slingback Sandal

white summer sandals
Ron White $495

Available at Nordstrom.

Heel Height: 1.5″

Sizing: 5.5-10.5M

Material: leather upper and lining, rubber sole

Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Slide Sandal

comfortable white sandals
Birkenstock $160-$170 $119-$170

Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Revolve, and Anthropologie.

Heel Height: 0

Sizing: 5-11.5M

Material: leather upper and lining, synthetic sole

André Assous  Pheonix Featherweights Slide Sandal

best white sandals
André Assous $118.99

Available at DSW and André Assous.

Heel Height: 0

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: synthetic upper, leather lining, rubber sole

Chaco Townes Sandal

best off white sandals for women
Chaco $110 $69.99

Available at Zappos, Belk, Amazon, Chaco, and Nordstrom.

Heel Height: 0

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: leather upper, synthetic lining, rubber sole

Bared Footwear Sanderlings

best white sandals
Bared $149

Available at Bared Footwear.

Heel Height: 0.7″

Sizing: 5-12M

Material: latex, natural rubber outsole and natural rubber upper

Clarks Alda Sandal

white summer sandals
Clark $110

Available at Clarks and Amazon.

Heel Height: 0

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: leather upper and lining, rubber sole

Marc Fisher LTD Thoral Slide Sandal

best white sandals
Marc Fisher LTD $150 $79.99

Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Zappos, Marc Fisher, and Amazon.

Heel Height: 1.75″

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: synthetic upper, lining and sole

Circus by Sam Edelman Iggy Slide Sandal

best off white sandals
Sam Edelman $70 $10.79

This is one of the good versions of the puffy sandal trend. It’s not crazy flattering, but it sure is fun.

Available at Amazon.

Heel Height:

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: 100% Synthetic

Steve Madden Dina White Sandals

white sandals
Steve Madden $65 $39

This Steve Madden Dina Sandal is notoriously comfortable, and nice and white to match the white-striped garments you have lying around. Plus, the tan color of this sandal is to die for!

Available at Macy’s and Amazon.

Heel Height: 0.5″

Sizing: 5-11M

Material: leather upper; man-made sole

Best White and Off White Sandals From Years Past

I originally wrote this post on the best white sandals years ago and update it regularly due to its popularity. I’ve left these photos below for nostalgic purposes. Whenever I update older posts, I love to hold on to a collection of images as a bit of a time capsule so we can watch how our style evolves.

Elvio Zanon Ruffled Sandals

white summer sandals
Elvio Zanon $150

I love the feminine touch of the ruffle on these Elvio Zanon Ruffled Sandals. They are more of a cream than a bright white.

Vince Camuto Miveeria Flat Sandals

off white sandals
Vince Camuto $110 $66

I love the black and white accents and mini espadrille section on these creamy Vince Camuto Miveeria Flat Sandals. They are one of the most interesting sandals I have seen this season. Pair these with a dress and wear them to your next summer backyard party.

Vionic Garnet Brookell Round Heel Mule

best white mule sandals
Vionic $129.95 $64.99

Sam Edelman Prague Slide Sandal

best white sandals for summer
Sam Edelman $130

This is one of the best off-white sandals of 2021. It’s sophisticated, but can still be casual — you can dress this sandal up or down.

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