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    Just 27 Sandals For Anyone Who Doesn't Want To Subject Their Feet To Closed-Toe Shoes

    These sandals are about to make "free the toes" an official movement. 👡

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

    1. Simple yet elegant leather sandals if you'd rather be barefoot on a beach but, alas, reality calls and you need to wear something on your feet to be allowed entry into your fave brunch spot.

    model wearing the sandals in tan
    model wearing the sandals in black
    Light Bleu / Etsy

    Light Bleu is a small business based in Greece specializing in handmade leather accessories with a focus on quality pieces at affordable prices. 

    Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful sandal! fits perfectly, its bendy, great quality leather and sole. Looks just like the picture. I love this sandal. I bought two different styles from this shop, and they're both absolutely wonderful." —Amalie

    Get them from Light Bleu on Etsy for $40.42 (originally $57.74; available in sizes 4.5–12 and six colors/styles). 

    2. Steve Madden studded sandals because you make the rules around here, which means your shoes can be *just* as edgy as the rest of your outfit! Plus, they're comfy and they're bound to earn you endless compliments.

    reviewer in the sandals with clear straps and studs on them
    another reviewer's photo of tan sandals standing on floor
    another reviewer holding sandal with tan straps and studs above the Steve Madden box

    Promising review: "LOVE these sandals! So comfortable and stylish. I adore the Valentino Rockstud line and these sandals offer a similar look for $80 (a fraction of the cost). I found them true to size (same as my other open-toed sandals) and comfortable out of the box." —TJ

    Get them from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 20 colors)

    3. A must-have pair of Birkenstocks for anyone who's seeking the chillest and most versatile shoe ever. Whether you're wearing a skirt or cutoff shorts, these will complete the look. They also have a contoured footbed for extra arch support, so your feet will approve.

    model in the stone colored sandals
    the white sandals
    DSW

    Promising review: "This is my second pair of Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandals. I bought them for a trip where we will be doing a lot of walking. They are so comfortable. I can wear them all day and my feet won't hurt after walking for long periods of time." —EmmaSimm

    Get it from DSW for $109.96 (available in sizes 4–13.5 and in five colors — not all designs available in all sizes) or Birkenstock for $110 (available in sizes 4–12.5, as well as in narrow sizes, and in three colors).

    4. OR, some double-buckle sandals when you've been on the hunt for a super cool sandal at a much more appealing price. Slide your puppies into these and you'll never look back!

    reviewer in light pink sandals
    another reviewer in navy metallic sandals

    Promising review: "I LOVE these sandals and have bought them in multiple colors. I was reluctant at first because my feet are very narrow, but a size 7 fit me exactly as my other size 7 shoes do. The buckles are also adjustable for those with narrow or wide feet. They are super comfortable and provide a good amount of arch support. I used to get hip pain from walking in flip-flops, but I haven't had it since I've worn these. I really love the variety of colors and how they go with shorts, sundresses, or even jeans. I wear them when I'm gardening, as house slippers, and going out. I would highly recommend these sandals, especially because of how cheap they are compared to many other shoes." —Kat Platt

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 54 colors).

    5. Trendy heeled mules with tons of possibilities because they come in several fun styles and colors — and your toes won't have to suffocate at their expense, either.

    the brown quilted style block mules
    reviewer wearing the pink metallic mules with jeans

    Promising reviews: "LOVE these sandals!!! Wore them to dinner and out all night to a festival and was so comfortable. I wish I bought more colors during the Prime Day sale." —Taylor B

    "Wide feet–friendly. I wear a woman’s 11WW and I bought these in a 12. My god they fit FABULOUSLY! I am also a big plus-size woman, over 300 pounds, with big ankles and always swollen feet lol. They fit great and are comfortable. Now I’ve worn them twice and both times was to the car, inside the event, sat down, maybe got up 2–3 times BRIEFLY, back to the car and home lol. BUT my point is, they felt GOOD! The thick heel always does better for us plush gals! Most heels over 2 inches hurt regardless but these were fine, I didn’t even kick them off in the car like I normally do, lol." —Deidra Dazzling

    Get them from Amazon for $36.38+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in 21 colors and styles)

    6. A trusty Teva sandal to accompany you on warm-weather excursions, especially when closed-toe shoes are out of the question. The quick-dry material means you can explore freely without flopping around in yucky wet shoes after the fact.

    reviewer's feet in the multicolored sandals
    another reviewer in the navy moon and sun sandals

    Plus, the rubber soles will come in handy on slippery surfaces!

    Promising review: "Comfiest shoes on the planet. I bought them for my trip to Thailand, which included a heavy amount of walking and hiking. I now wear them all the time, even for nonadventurous activities. They are so darn comfortable, and have great grip." —Caroline V.

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in 19 designs — not all designs available in all sizes). 

    7. Alohas crossed leather slingbacks because both you *and* your feet deserve a treat every once in a while. Plus, the modest heel gives you a bit of extra height without leading to a world of pain.

    model wearing the crossed brown leather sandals
    Alohas

    Alohas is a small biz that was founded in Hawaii in 2015, and their beautifully crafted shoes are made with sustainability in mind. 

    Get them from Alohas for $130 (available in EU sizes 35–42 and four colors styles — not all colors available in all sizes). 

    Note: Some sizes may take 4-6 weeks to ship.

    8. An aptly-named FitFlop that'll keep things sweet and simple without subjecting your dogs to a shoe with zero support. The air-foam design retains its cushioning, so you're about to have some next-level pep in your step!

    gif of model wearing the black sandals
    reviewer photo of the brown fitflops on a cliff overlooking water

    It's got the APMA Seal of Acceptance, so you know it's legit!

    Promising review: "Love these! They look like a classic simple pair of black flip-flops but are sooo comfortable. I wore them my whole European vacation, which included hours spent walking around Venice, Florence, etc. and not a single blister!" —Kerr

    Get it from Amazon for $24.44+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 24 colors — not all sizes available in all sizes). 

    9. A sweet pair of Toms canvas cutout sandals so you can achieve the impossible: rock a chunky heel and be comfortable at the same time. These will keep your feet feelin' happy and lookin' cute no matter what you're up to.

    side view of reviewer wearing the white sandals
    overhead view of reviewer wearing the white sandals

    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!" —jasmineflower

    Get it from Amazon for $66.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in nine styles  — not all styles available in all sizes). 

    10. Crocs sandals, which will totally surprise you after realizing how good they make your feet feel and look. You may not be a fan of their signature clog, but these are a departure from the OG clunky shoe you love to hate.

    reviewer's feet in the black sandals
    reviewer photo of the yellow and white flower print sandals

    Promising review: "So comfortable. I wore these on the plane for vacation — I averaged 12,000 steps a day. I overpacked and brought shoes for different outfits but kept going back to these. They were the only shoes I could tolerate. So happy with my purchase!" —KayC

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96+ (available in sizes 4–11 and 28 designs — not all designs available in all sizes). 

    11. Heeled platform sandals because attending a formal event with a glam footwear requirement doesn't mean your feet have to suffer! Reviewers can't stop raving about how gorgeous *and* comfy they are.

    model in the gold sandals
    model in the praline sandals
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "These are not only gorgeous but AMAZINGLY comfortable right out of the box!! First pair of heels I've treated myself to in a very long time. Can't wait to wear them to my event and every chance I get!! Grab a pair, you will not regret it!" —4me2

    Get it from Anthropologie for $278 (available in sizes 5—11 and five colors).

    12. Iconic Dr. Martens gladiator sandals when your ~sole~ desire with a shoe choice this bold is to successfully stand out from the crowd. The ankle-tie design will def turn heads and your toes will thank you for the much-needed break.

    model in the black gladiator sandals
    the black gladiator sandal
    Dr. Martens

    Psst! Many reviewers say these run big and recommend sizing down.

    Promising review: "Took one wear to break them in. Super comfortable. Every time I sport them, I get multiple compliments. The reviews are correct, they do run big, order a size down. So glad I did. Perfect fitting." —Allison W.

    Get them from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in white) or Dr. Martens for $110 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    13. Strappy heels for all your upcoming date nights and special occasions that require you to ~level up~ your sandals to something a bit more fancy.

    model showing nude strappy heels from the side
    Lily's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique that was founded by Kemetria Lilly in 2012. The shop is based in Houston and offers unique and glamorous clothes, shoes, and accessories.

    Get it from Lily's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes 6–11).

    14. Sorel Kinetic sandals with a breathable, eye-catching design and a bouncy footbed that'll have your toes jumping for joy. They're giving sporty sneaker vibes without having to commit to a closed-toe nightmare (the horror).

    model in the Sorel Kinetic sandal
    Sorel / Via www.instagram.com

    Promising reviews: "So comfy and cute. I’ve worn them nonstop since arrival and I love them. I have plantar fasciitis and finding sandals that don’t hurt is a challenge. I also live in a mountain town with uneven surfaces and walking in these is a breeze. I want a pair in every color. Never stop making these Sorel!"—Kiki Fox

    Get them from Amazon for $114.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in eight colors — not all colors available in all sizes) or Nordstrom for $135. (available in sizes 5.5–12 and in seven colors — not all colors available in all sizes).