A sandal is a lightweight, open shoe that you're most likely to wear in the summer time. If you want your toes to show, buy some sandals!

The difference between a sandal and a conventional shoe is that much of your feet are exposed when you wear sandals. Because of their strappy form, sandals are most common in the warmest months and the warmest climates. The oldest known sandals are about 10,000 years old, and the ancient Greeks commonly wore them. In fact, the word sandal comes from the Greek root sandalon.

Definitions of sandal
  1. noun
    a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
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    a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part
    flip-flop, thong
    a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
    huarache, huaraches
    a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
    pusher, zori
    a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes
    a lightweight flexible sandal with a sturdy sole; worn as play shoes by children and as sportswear by adults
    a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)
    type of:
    footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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