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1.Inexpensive strappy sandals because warm weather is NOW, pedicure season has ARRIVED, and it's time to expose some toe to the world again.
2.Block heel sandals that'll have you humming 🎶 itsy bitsy teenie weenie 🎶 even though you are wearing neither a bikini or the color yellow. A patterned inner lining? Talk about fun.
3.Lightweight walking sneakers perfect for those of us who have been blessed with overactive sweat glands (🙃). These are constructed with a lovely mesh material to give your piggies a chance to breathe.
4.Report ankle strap flats sure to get you at least (*AT LEAST*) 9,575 compliments every 👏 single 👏 time 👏 you wear them.
5.Faux leather colorblock sandals ideal for any and every outfit/scenario, whether that involves grabbing coffee from your local coffee shop or visiting a health-rating-unknown bar while on vacation in a foreign country. Versatility! It is our friend.
6.Cork platform sandals that will end your quest for the perfect vacation shoe: slightly more dressy than your flats, not quite as flashy as your stilettos. *chef kisses fingers*
7.Pointed toe booties you can don in the spring, summer, and fall (and maybe winter if you're lucky enough to live in a warm state). Feel free to pair these beauties with anything from shorts and skirts to jeans and leggings.
8.Lace-up sneakers because white kicks = timeless. You'll continue wearing these into your old age and will then probably pass them on to your children, grandchildren, pets, etc.
9.Heeled sandals that will provide something that not many shoes can: comfort. Who's going to be taking off their shoes only two hours into that wedding due to severe pain? Not you! You'll be doing the funky chicken with ease.
10.Rain boots guaranteed to have you begging for rain. If you've ever had the urge to jump in a puddle, these slip-ons provide the perfect excuse.
11.Slip-on shoes that are perfect for the person who is constantly running about ten minutes late (hahaha not me). Just ~slip~ these on and feel comfortable knowing that they match whatever outfit you threw on this AM.
12.Strappy sandals with a clear destiny. What is the destiny, you ask? It involves being worn to every single dinner-and-talking occasion you have coming up this month (and yes, this includes those college friend catch-up drinks you agreed to at the beginning of the week when you were still full of life and energy).
13.Classic ballerina flats so elegant, you'll half expect wearers to randomly burst out into "Swan Lake" choreography.
14.Lace-up sandals you’ll struggle to keep off the feet of your roommate, who steals your clothes and your food more than your own flesh and blood does.
15.Jessica Simpson dress pumps guaranteed to make your wrinkled white tee and ripped blue jeans look like the epitome of chic. No one will even suspect that you just rolled out of bed.
16.Backless loafers you can consider the blazer equivalent of footwear — just slip these bad boys on and instantly feel about 1000x more professional.
17.Strappy sandals available in 14 colors and yes, it's very likely you'll want to buy every single one. World, say hello to the perfect summer shoe.
18.Bow-topped pointed toe flats because little black dresses are important, but little black flats? They deserve more recognition because you can wear them EVERY DAY. Can you wear a little black dress every day? I think not.
19.Liz Clairborne sandals you can truly pair with any piece of clothing in your wardrobe, whether that be your favorite high-waisted jeans or that floral maxi dress you've yet to wear BUT YOU WILL SOON!
20.Lace-up sneakers that look significantly more expensive than they actually are. I've eaten an ice cream cone that costs more than these shoes (welcome to NYC living).
21.Dr. Scholl's pool slides perfect for the (surprise) pool. And they're available in such a bright color that you'll never be able to lose sight of 'em.
22.Strappy sandals that require absolutely NO break-in time. Take 'em straight out of the box, put them on your feet, and be on your merry way. (Psst, over 4,000 people SWEAR by these shoes.)
23.Patent slingback block heels to banish all digs through closet —> finds nothing to wear on feet —> cancels plans scenarios. Long gone will be the days of the "I'm actually not going to make it..." texts on account of not knowing what shoes to wear.
24.Flip flops perfect for any casual affair, whether spending a day at the beach or going for a walk with your dog. The opportunities for these shoes to be worn = endless.
25.Snake-inspired ankle booties that'll be slithering into your shopping cart faster than you can say “AT WHAT POINT did snakeskin become so popular???!” I’m not sure of the answer, but hiss hiss because I am allllll for the trend.
26.Madewell sandals you'll reach for over and over (and over and over) again. World, welcome your newest summer staple.
27.Chelsea ankle boots that may seem like a winter shoe, but SURPRISE! You can totally pair these with your favorite denim shorts for an instantly edgy look.
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