The temperatures are rising, and with that sun-filled change comes the opportunity to show off your style in pair after pair of cute strappy wedges, espadrilles, slides, and other types of sandals. We love to wear all kinds of sandals, but even more so when they’re made by Latinx brands.
In the BELatina fashion vertical, it’s our job to keep you looking fly and introduce you to some of the best Latinx-owned brands out there. That’s why we did the style research and found many must-buy sandals from companies in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and other Latin American countries. Here’s to having a spring in your step, and sliding into summer!
Freda Salvador Lea Sport Slide
Available in three colors (black embossed croc, white embossed croc, and camel embossed croc), these chic, easy slides from Freda Salvador offer both comfort and style. They’re like your favorite slides, just more luxe. Freda Salvador shoes are made in family factories in both El Salvador and Spain.
Available at fredasalvador.com, $150
Flor de Maria Elvita Brown
Some of the best fashion is incredibly simple. Flor de Maria is the Peruvian brand that makes these chic Evita Brown sandals, in a rich neutral brown and delicate straps. They’ll look fab with all your springtime dresses, as well as with relaxed denim and tees.
Available at flordemariacollection.com, $255 (currently sold out)
Bianca Luck Shoes Golondrina Wedges
Bianca Luck Shoes are made in Mexico and offer a modern take on vintage styles. A standout is the Golondrina Wedges, which come in a variety of color combinations but definitely shine in gleaming gold. You’ll want to dress these up and down in a number of ways.
Available on Instagram, DM to order
La Perla Rombo Azteca Huaraches
Would this really be a complete roundup on Latinx shoes without the classic huarache?! We had to include them, especially those from La Perla. The only problem is narrowing down your selection because you’ll find huaraches in different hues, color combinations, and designs. The Mexican brand also makes espadrilles, in addition to beaded Huichol jewelry, embroidered clothing and masks, and more.
Available at laperlamx.com, $45
ALEPEL Green Palms White Slide
Hotter weather means it’s time to get tropical. You’ll want to beat the heat in these stylish white slides by Venezuelan brand ALEPEL. They’re hand-painted with palm leaves, making them one-of-a-kind pieces of art in addition to being fab shoes.
Available at alepel.com, $195
MITU Calzado Ana Rosa Edición Especial
Spring is the time in which to “think pink.” The soft, feminine hue is one of the season’s most popular pastels, and we love how it looks like part of MITU Calzado’s Ana Rosa Edición Especial huarache-style sandals. The Mexican-made slip’s are a perfect transition shoe, bridging the gap between the closed-toe options of fall and winter, and the minimal sandals of spring and summer.
Available at mitucalzado.com, $670
Fortress of Inca Hannah Clogs
For those who want a bit of height with their spring sandals, we have these sunny yellow clogs from the Peruvian brand Fortress of Inca. The classic yet fun Hannah shoes also come in silver, black, and whiskey, and are made of leather and leather-wrapped wood with rubber.
Available at fortressofinca.com, $250
KAANAS Recife Black
Want an investment pair of sandals that are not only stylish but are also made by a Latinx brand? Then check out KAANAS shoes. The Colombian company’s website is brimming with shoes, in various styles, that you’ll wear again and again for years. A pair we wanted to highlight for spring is the handcrafted Recife Black, featuring three rows of bows in Brazilian leather.
Available at kaanas.com, $139