15 Super Cute Summer Sandals Perfect as Driving Shoes… and For Dining, Dancing or Daily Life

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There’s nothing worse than sweaty summer feet. Or frumpy shoes that ruin a chic, breezy outfit. Sandals are a must all summer— and from Spring into Fall— but can summer sandals double as driving shoes for all the errands, vacations and more that fill our days?

Your high school driving instructor, or your dad, might be horrified at some of the footwear choices people make when getting behind the wheel. And honestly, when driving, you should wear shoes that won’t slip off the pedal, that are agile for moving quickly between brake and accelerator, that fit your foot well and that won’t fatigue your feet if you have to spend hours in traffic. 

And then, they need to be comfortable and supportive for the errands you’ll run, the in-and-out of the car many times in a day, walking on hot summer pavement. Yes, I just described sneakers, but … sweaty feet or worse, socks in summer? With that frilly Reformation dress you’ve been waiting all winter to wear? No thanks. 

What Makes Summer Sandals Good Driving Shoes?

Dr. Scholl'S Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Vince Dalia Strappy Heeled Summer Sandals $245

Vince Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Jeffrey Campbell Calath Embellished Flat $95

Jeffrey Campbell Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Vionic Lizbeth Summer Sandals $100

Vionic Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Alexandre Birman Clarita Summer Sandal $149

Alexandre Birman Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Dolce Vita Iman Flat Sandal $65

Dolce Vita Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Jack Rogers Weekend Sandals, $118

Jack Rogers Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Tory Burch Ines Wedge Espadrilles $249

Tory Burch Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Coach Nikki Sandal $117

Coach Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Toms Classic Espadrille Wedge $41

Tom'S Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Steve Madden Donddi Sandal $55

Steve Madden Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Cole Haan Josie Fisherman sandal, $70 

Cole Haan Josie Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Ugg Yarrow Sandal $70 

Ugg Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Dolce Vita Ilva Mid-heel Sandal $121

Dolce Vita Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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Stuart Weitzman Nudistcurve 50 Wedge $296

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Wedge Best Summer Sandals As Driving Shoes
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