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    27 Pairs Of Cute Summer Sandals That Can Be All Yours For Less Than $50

    Because you've got places to be, and plans to spend that extra cash on. 🍹🏝

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. Birkenstock ultra-lightweight EVA slides with same ~superior~ level of comfort as the brand's iconic leather options. They've been designing sandals since before America was even officially a thing (since 1774 !), so I think they've got things down...

    the slides in white
    the slides in yellow
    Anthropologie, Anthropolgie

    Promising review: "YESSS!!! These are most comfortable slides! Not surprised I mean it is BIRKENSTOCK! I love them! Would buy another pair in a minute! You’ll never want to take them off!" —TracyAsh

    Get them from Anthropologie for $40 (available in sizes 36–41 and in two colors).

    2. Simple strappy sandals for those moments when you told your friend you were on your way 15 minutes ago but you had actually just gotten out of the shower and now you're running so behind that you don't have time to think about what you put on your feet. 

    Promising review: "Don't usually write reviews but these sandals are so amazing I had to! I was worried since buying shoes online can be tricky, but when I got them they were a perfect fit and they are true to your size. They do have cushion in them which makes the sandal that much better and more comfortable. Plus, they are super cute :)" — Lee

    Get them from Amazon for $21.90 (available in sizes 5–13 and in five colors)

    3. Lucky Brand heels that reviewers say are comfortable right out of the box! AKA they're a safe buy if you waited until the absolute last minute to pick up shoes for that wedding you're attending *this* weekend...

    sandals on white background

    Promising review: "The fit is excellent. I like that I can adjust the straps. Classy and elegant sandals. I got the white to go with spring and summer dresses. For the price, this is an excellent buy. I'm looking into getting other colors." —Allisha

    Get them from Amazon for $30.39+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in seven colors/prints)

    4. Lace-up ankle wrap sandals if your day-to-day style could be mistaken for a Megara cosplay.

    sandals on table with pink and teal backdrop

    Promising review: "Perfect every day sandal and adds nice warm style to any outfit. If you’re considering these, definitely buy them! Although, I’m not sure about longevity, if these last me a year or two I’d be just as happy for the price and buy another pair. Go for it!" — JD

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in three colors)

    5. Shiny gold flip-flops with a foam-cushioned footbed so it doesn't feel like your feet are directly slapping the pavement every step you take. 

    Very Lovely Soles is a Black woman-owned small shoe biz from Vanessa L. Seide. Her designs are sold online and in select boutiques in Westchester, NY. 

    Get them from Very Lovely Soles for $40 (available in sizes 6–10).

    6. Heeled faux-croc or quilted mules if you've been watching a whole lot of SATC lately and you're really feeling Carrie Bradshaw's influence. 

    mule sandal on white background
    mule sandal in brown quilt
    Amazon, Amazon

    Promising review: "Super cute shoe that goes with practically everything. Very smart buy on my part ;)" — Andrea

    Get them from Amazon for $49.90 (available in sizes 5–12 and in five colors/fabrics)

    7. Jelly slides that'll take middle-of-the-pack millennials straightttttt back to the '90s when times were simpler and pre-teens wore nothing but these babies and Aeropostale monkey shirts. 

    the leopard print jelly slides
    pink jelly slides

    Promising review: "These are legit so comfortable! This is the first time that I’ve been able to wear slides that don’t dig into your feet (yet stay on.) I am about to purchase a second pair!" —amymtay

    Get them from Anthropologie for $38 (available in sizes 6–10 and in four colors/prints).

    8. Open-toe slides which are a staple if I do say so myself. If you're prone to tripping and even the ~slightest~ heel can do you in, give these babies a go.

    Reviewer wearing the tan slides
    the sandals in beige snakeskin print

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes!!! They are exactly what I was looking for. I’ve tried a bunch of slides and these were the winner. The reason the were my favorite is because they actually look good on the foot. A lot of slides kind of look weird on." — Claire

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in eight colors/prints)

    9. Stretchy elastic flats so you don't ever have to bend over while in a dress or mini skirt and worry about mooning anyone whilst trying to adjust a more-demanding buckle or tie. 

    the strappy elastic sandals in olive green

    Promising review: "Very comfortable summer sandals for a reasonable price. I bought them before a music festival this April. The khaki color is neutral enough to go with any outfit and the elastic is very comfortable, allowing me to walk for miles in them without any kind of blisters or discomfort on my feet (I'm the kind of person who gets serious blisters between my toes when I wear flip flops, so that's saying something!) Soles are relatively thin but very flexible. I recommend these as a basic, walkable summer sandal that looks surprisingly stylish with any outfit." —Laura Beckman

    Get them from Amazon for $9.79+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 14 colors)

    10. Sanuk slings with a cushioned footbed *literally* made from a yoga mat so your feet can practice savasana all day every day. 

    Promising review: "I’m a hairdresser and few years ago a girl that I work with had these on — it was the first time I had ever seen them and I wanted a pair immediately. They came in a short while, I put them on and haven’t taken em off since! Well, obviously that’s an exaggeration — I HAD to switch to warmer shoes come wintertime. But I swear — every day when I’m getting ready for work, I look at all my other shoes, then I put these on. Some mornings I’ll actually put on a different pair of shoes, then I’ll take em off and put these on again. They are really THAT COMFORTABLE. I mean, yoga mat soles? What evil genius concocted THIS INVENTION? They are so fabulous! Yes, I think they’re super awesomely adorbs, but since they are soooooo comfy, I might’ve broken down and bought 'em anyway even if I hated the way they looked! That says everything about how they feel on! I think I need to purchase a second (and then possibly a THIRD) pair! And yeah, it is ideal to wear shoes with support to ANY job, really, not just mine — I just can’t bear to wear anything but these! And I mean anywhere, not just to the salon- and I am so happy that my boss allows us to dress a lil more casual — I swear, I’m in black PJs every day with these babies on my feet — lovin' life!!!!" —H. Hunter

    Get them from Amazon for $17.85+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 21 colors and patterns).

    11. Teva ankle-strap sandals *so* dang comfortable and lightweight, reviewer's say they work beautifully for flat feet ~and~ super-high arches as well as swollen pregnant feet and even those with tendinitis. 

    Model wearing the yellow sandals in a pool of water
    a reviewer wearing the sandals in white

    They're also great for water activities since they float! 

    Promising review: "I have searched endlessly for comfortable shoes to have adjusted for a leg length discrepancy. I have tennis shoes but wanted some sandals. The gal at West Coast Branch and Limb said these are fantastic orthotic sandals. They are super lightweight. There really isn’t anything to them but they are comfy and waterproof which is a plus. Most sandals have fabric foot beds that fade and get dirty over time. Not these! Oh, and I have a fused ankle (no motion) after a failed total ankle implant and sub-talar fusion. I’ve had eight surgeries total on my ankle and these feel comfortable. Granted, I use a mobility scooter when going 'long' distances, but they are great so far. Can’t wait to have them adjusted for my leg length discrepancy. Also, I normally wear an 8.5 to a 9 but an 8 fits perfectly, so I’d recommend going with the lower size." —Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in 12 colors).

    12. Strappy flip-flops for those ready to graduate from Old Navy $1 flip-flops and onto something bigger and better (read: more durable). Baby steps, grasshopper, baby steps.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in white
    a different reviewer wearing the sandals in black and brown

    Promising review: "First: I hate flip-flops... I always break them or twist them sideways somehow. These are not your typical flip-flops. These are the most comfortable flip-flop sandals I’ve ever owned. I love these shoes! The extra strap makes all the difference in added comfort. I ordered these to take on vacation for wearing to/from the pool. Ended up not even unpacking the other shoes I packed. These were so comfortable and versatile that not only were they pool shoes, but also walking on the beach shoes, and dinner shoes. I love them so much I’ll be ordering more in different colors." —Ian R.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.90+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 14 colors/patterns).

    13. Classic Sam Edelman thongs I'm certain you'll be wearing for years since they won't ever go out of style and — according to reviewers — they seemingly have the lifespan of a blue and yellow macaw. (That's ~100 years if you didn't get that fact on your last Snapple cap.)

    Promising review: "These are my second pair. Very comfortable. Still wearing my first pair, have had them for a couple of years or more, have worn them in the rain many times and walking long distances and they have held up extremely well. One of the heels fell off recently, I glued it back on and wear these as everyday sandals and keep the new ones for dress. A very pretty durable sandal." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $39.69+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in five colors).

    14. Colorful huaraches with embroidered flowers and a closed-toe design if your monthly pedicure has fallen off the cal lately.

    a model wearing the huaraches
    the same sandals propped up to show the side design
    Macarena Collection / Etsy

    Macarena Collection is a Buena Park, California-based small biz with all sorts of leather sandals, embroidered Huipil shirts, and home goods.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shoes! I was greeted by the smell of sweet leather. I immediately put them on and couldn’t believe how cute they were in person! I’m normally a size 6.5 and have a wider foot across the toes. I ordered the size 6 and they fit perfectly. I wore them all day and no issues, no blisters, no 'new shoe' uncomfortableness. I would highly recommend!" —Memphis Market Co. David and Grace

    Get them from Macarena Collection on Etsy for $40.72 (originally $50.90; available in sizes 5–10).

    15. Or handmade braided huaraches if you're prone to toe sweats and are looking for maximum breeze-age.

    a model wearing the sandals in rainbow
    a model wearing the sandals in black
    Artesanías Camila / Etsy

    Artesanías Camila is a Carthage, Texas-based shop from Blanca Olivera. All of their Mexican-inspired huaraches, bags, hats, and apparel are handmade.

    Promising review: "These are not just gorgeous shoes — they are comfortable and supportive. I have trouble finding shoes that fit properly (I have a high arch) but these fit great! No blisters or scrapes, plus as soon as they arrived, I could walk over a mile without having to break them in. I get so many compliments on them, too! I highly recommend." —emnkugler

    Get them from Artesanías Camila on Etsy for $44.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes

    16. Reviewer-loved flatforms that are *so* comfortable and cute, people just keep returning to buy more colors. Luckily, there are 68 to choose from, so they won't soon run out.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in white
    a different reviewer wearing the sandals in cheetah print

    Promising review: "I have been looking for some new spring/summer sandals and I just received these and they are so incredibly comfortable and super cute! I think I will order them in more colors. The width is perfect on me. I tend to have a wider foot, but not that wide and found they fit true to size. The color is fabulous too! I ordered gray." —Magical Everyday

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 68 colors/prints).

    17. Studded Steve Madden gladiators if you're the type of person who believes one can *never* over-accessorize. And just to prove it, you'll pair these with an anklet, too. 💁🏼‍♀️

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in nude
    a different reviewer wearing the clear strapped sandals

    Promising review: "LOVE these sandals! So comfortable and stylish. I adore the Valentino Rockstud line and these sandals offer a similar look for 1/10 of the price. I found them true to size (same as my other open-toe sandals) and comfortable right out of the box. I would note that the ankle straps may be small on some people. I have a petite ankle and I’m using the middle hole to fasten the strap. They are also a bit slippery, but you can add non slip pads to the bottom. But seriously, they're so cute I may buy another pair!" —TJ

    Get them from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 13 colors).

    18. Strappy slides that look ~designer~ but don't come with the "oh my god, what did I just do??" price tag.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in nude
    a different reviewer wearing the sandals in black

    Promising review: "These sandals are so cute, affordable, and comfortable! These shoes were true to size, not too tight, and have good cushion! I have worn them so much already and they are still just as comfortable as the first day! Definitely worth the purchase!" —For the Love

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 regular and wide and in 30 colors/prints).

    19. Funky cow-print espadrilles certain to have you breaking out into Monique Heart's debut single — "Brown Cow Stunning" — even if you aren't in the company of other RPDR fans.

    front view of the white and brown cow print espadrille sandals
    American Eagle

    Promising review: "They’re cuter in person look good with almost everything and extremely comfortable." —Reagan

    Get them from American Eagle for $34.95 (available in sizes 5–11).

    20. H-shaped flat sandals so simple, you can wear them every day no matter what's on your itinerary, be it poolside margaritas or finally renewing your passport.

    a reviewer's gold sandals
    the sandal in black

    Promising review: "Honestly I had low expectations for these sandals since they were so inexpensive but I LOVE them!! They are cushioned, comfortable, and made with good quality materials! I plan to order a couple more colors and use these all summer long! They fit just as expected." —Michelle

    Get them from Amazon for $19.10+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in four colors).

    21. Heeled Toms sandals with the same comfort level as the brand's iconic canvas slip-ons. Don't ask me how that's possible because I'm no shoe scientist (or engineer? if that's more applicable?), but the reviewers have spoken.

    a model wearing the sandals in beige

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this shoe! I love that it fits like a bootie. Adorable with skinny jeans/leggings, dresses, etc. Can be dressed up or down — I wore them to a wedding in Greece, and also out and about during the day in Spain. Very comfortable for walking, dancing, whatever! I typically wear between a 7.5 and an 8, and I tried on both sizes. Ultimately the 8 was more comfy." —jasmineflower

    Get them from Amazon for $44.98+ (available in sizes 5.5–12 and in 12 colors/prints).

    22. Buckled block heels that will have others saying "wow!" and your fantastically supported arches saying "oh, you BEST believe."