Recently I was doing a search on the web for “best sport sandals to wear to barre class” and what came up was lacking. My search was probably too specific, but great sandals to wear to barre is a thing. When you frequent any fitness class where you have to change into socks or go bare foot once you arrive, you’re asking a lot of your pre/post class flats. The criteria–easy to take on and off, looks great with your activewear and comfortable enough to wear throughout the day with whatever you have planned post studio visit.
So I thought I’d put together a list of sandals that meet this wishlist. All of them compliment your activewear, tout comfort in their product descriptions and are easy to get on.
I was inspired after reading the March fashion issue of the Wall Street Journal. They had an entire spread with models wearing black casual sport sandals from The Row with everything from pleated midi skirts to leggings. Two things came out of reading this and then seeing them all over Instagram. 1) The trail-style casual sandal is being embraced by high fashion in a big way. 2). The Row and others like Prada and Balenciaga have new sport sandal collections priced from $650 on up. And there are fabulous, lower-priced options inspiringly similar that I’ve scoured the web to find and listed below.
10 cool sport sandals to wear to barre and beyond
Hunter Original Beach Sandal. Sandals are a great way to get a pop of color into an otherwise neutral outfit. And like the name suggests, take this pair to the studio and the beach.
Ryka Isora Sport Sandal in Silver Cloud. A light grey with accents of blush is really versatile, especially if you are wearing pastel or light color athleisure without any black accents.
All Black (the brand name) Tara Sport Sandals. These strappy sandals offer a fashionable, animal-print take on a classically sporty silhouette.
Mark Nason Los Angeles Neo Block Didi Sport Sandal. The color block has an edge and the chunky heel is similar to the dad sneakers everywhere.
Hunter Original Two-Strap Slide Sandal. Slides are so convenient and this Hunter pair is more grown up and substantial than the over-saturated Adidas slides.
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals in Metallic Magenta. I’ve struggled with embracing Birkinstocks because it was what I wore to highschool volleyball and softball practice. I feel like my style should have evolved by now. But they offer some pretty, unique styles and bold colors beyond the brown, rounded toe Boston Clog of the 90’s.
Charles David Rikki Webbing Platform Sandals. These are simple, sleek and cool. I would wear the light grey on repeat, but also think the all white or black are great options.
I’m excited that a comfortable shoe style is being considered a fashion statement. Influencers are even going full-blown Euro tourist and wearing them with socks. Sounds good to me. Wishing you a healthy and happy week. xx CC
Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. That being said, the products above inspire me and I either a) have worn and love or b) am currently coveting. I am also the owner and designer of Chelsea Charles Jewelry, which is a health and fitness-inspired jewelry line designed to be worn with athleisure.