Puffy, Padded Sandals Are the Latest Shoe Trend to Blow Up

Much unlike the naked-effect floss shoes that have dominated the last few warm-weather seasons, for summer 2020, footwear is getting puffy. That’s right—barely there sandals are slowly but surely being eclipsed by padded styles ranging from subtle to in-your-face. And as someone who never found threadlike straps to be particularly comfortable in footwear to begin with, the change is very much welcome—at least by me.

Sure, they’re a little weird, but they also possess an undeniable cool factor and are a lot more forgiving on your feet. The aforementioned coolness is only further backed-up by the slew of brands supporting the movement. From the Bottegas and Proenzas of the world to emerging labels such as Studio Amelia and Aeydē to everyday brands Mango and Zara, just keep scrolling to see 24 iterations of puffy and padded shoes that make the trend look too good to pass up this summer