The 17 best jelly sandals that will heal your inner child this summer

As a Lizzie McGuire enthusiast and 2000s girly, there are so many nostalgic trends coming back around that make me, well, shudder. Low-rise jeans? Help. Von Dutch hats? Oh god. Going-out vests over a tee? I cannot. But, I’m so here for jelly sandals that my heart is soaring.

Yes, jelly sandals are a staple of children’s summer fashion. Still, the playful, glittery shoes were just so cute and seriously functional that everyone loved them. Now, the Y2K style has gotten a major update for adulthood without leaving behind its original roots.

From jelly slides to the classic jelly fisherman sandal style and reimagined jelly flip flops, check out some of the best jelly sandals you can shop for right now. Yes, I’ve already put all of these in my online shopping carts. What about it?

Best Jelly Sandals

1. Tory Burch Bubble Jelly Slide Sandal, $131.60 (Orig. $188)

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I have not been able to stop thinking about these Tory Burch jelly slides since I first saw them. The sporty look comes in so many different colors (seriously, so many) and is the perfect grown-up update to the iconic jelly look.

2. Melissa Possession Glitter Jelly Fisherman Sandal, $69

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If you want to go the traditional route, these jelly sandals from Melissa are the easiest choice. They’re just too classic, too cute and too perfect. The other colors are great, but how could you pass up the silver glitter when it’s literally right there?

3. UO Halle Jelly Fisherman Sandal, $35

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Actually, this classic fisherman jelly sandal also looks so, so good in acid green.

4. Melissa The Real Jelly Kim Sandal, $69

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The brown color of these heeled slides is super sleek without taking away the jelly sandal feel.

5. Jessica Simpson Kassime Crystal Embellished Jelly Slide Sandal, $24.97 (Orig. $49)

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We love a “go big or go home” moment, just like the mountain of pearls on these jelly slides.

6. CROCS Classic Mega Crush Platform Sandal, $79.99

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I mean, CROCS are back in style. If we’re talking about going big or going home, this is probably the biggest go big or go home moment. Honestly, they’re super fun. Why not?

7. Dear Time Women Flat Heel Summer Beach Jelly Shoes, $10.99

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Remember when you used to slip your feet into these babies and feel like a Disney princess? You can still do that!

8. Melissa Monaco Jelly Fisherman Sandals, $109

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Want a few more inches? Just add a platform, and your favorite shoes are immediately fancified.

9. Jeffrey Campbell Bubblegum Platform Sandal, $44.95

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If you want to really lean into campy Barbiecore this summer, then you need a pair of pink platform mules that go with every single outfit. Someone needs to wear these to a semi-formal summer wedding and report back!

10. FUNKYMONKEY Women’s Comfort Slides, $23.79 (Orig. $27.99)

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Speaking of Barbiecore, these jelly sandals are so similar to the pricier Birkenstock Arizona EVA sandals that everyone’s obsessed with. With a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating based on nearly 60,000 Amazon reviews, you can trust that these slides are legit. Oh, and they come in 55 different colors, which is just wild.

11. Katy Perry Geli Sandal, $19.97 (Orig. $59)

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Wait, how adorable are these Katy Perry jelly sandals? They come in so many fun styles, including a butterfly, gingerbread man, orange rainbow, cactus and the lime pictured above.

12. Coach Jelly Fisherman Sandal, $195

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The jelly fisherman style with a designer twist. An iconic shoe with an iconic logo! Plus, Coach sandals are some of the most comfortable sandals out there.

13. Sam Edelman Bay Jelly Slide Sandal, $60

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These simple Sam Edelman slides are just subtle enough in their jelly-ness if you want to keep it more low-key. You can snag them in multiple colors, but the black is just so chic.

14. DV by Dolce Vita Sunshine Strappy Jelly Slide Sandal, $21.99 (Orig. $40)

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A pair of simple, sleek white slides are key for any summer look.

15. Valentino Rockstud Jelly Flip Flop, $450

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Yes, she’s a splurge. But these black Valentino pairs are the perfect mix of edgy and delicate that I couldn’t not add them to the list.

16. Tory Burch Eleanor Jelly Slide Sandal, $131.60 (Orig. $198)

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Oooh, this blue is so calming.

17. MACKIN J 625-1 Women’s Chunky Heel Clear Sandals Ankle Strap Platform Sandals, $49.99

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If you were still skeptical that jelly sandals can be going out shoes, this is your proof right here! The sky-high platform heel dresses it up while still keeping the essence of the jelly life alive.

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