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    24 Stunning Sandals For People Who Loathe Flats

    Let's put a lil' space between your nearly naked foot and the dirty ground!

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    1. Platform espadrilles in a range of hues in case you're ~on the fence~ about heels and flats. Hullo, flatforms.,

    Promising review: "They are so great!! Sturdy and amazing quality for the price. Definitely considering buying them in different colors. I got my normal size and they fit great. I have wide feet and they have plenty of room." —Shelby

    Get them from Amazon for $14.61+ (available in sizes 5.5–11, and 45 styles).

    2. Glitzy heels that'd be the perfect thing to wear on your upcoming Vegas trip... or just to grab some coffee! As Bon Jovi famously sang, "It's my life / it's now or never...."


    FYI, many reviewers rec sizing down 1/2 size from your normal shoe size!

    Promising review: "Omg!!!! I'm absolutely obsessed with these heels! The quality is amazing and they fit perfectly. They are super comfortable!!! Highly recommended!" —Tina maldonado

    Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in sizes 6–10.5, and five colors).

    3. Floral beauts that people SWEAR are just about the comfiest pair they own. And to boot, they come in sooooo many colors and patterns so you'll be sure to find at least one pair you like!


    Promising review: "I wore these heels AFTER I already had blisters and sore feet from walking on a trade show floor all afternoon in other 'comfortable' shoes. These heels are amazingly comfortable. Where the strap falls on your toes, it doesn't rub and cause blisters, and the heels make them incredibly stable so you don't put as much weight on the ball of your foot. All night in these babies walking in the casino (that's a long walk) and my feet didn't hurt at all." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and a variety of colors/prints).

    4. Block heels that'll be a bright spot on days when it's too hot to even think about putting together a stunning ensemble. Pair 'em with an LBD and you're out the door looking chic for a criminally small amount of effort!


    Promising review: "This high heel fit like a dream! I have very wide feet and find strappy heels to be very uncomfortable in the toes and/or they squeeze my feet in ways that make it difficult to walk in. However, these heels were true to size and fit comfortable for many hours. I wore them to a wedding the day I took them out of the box and had no problems after wearing them for 6+ hours AND dancing. I loved them so much I am getting a second pair in a different color." —Nikita Patel

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and 16 colors).

    5. Classic silhouettes for a Nudist-reminiscent look without the Stuart Weitzman price tag. (Though you should DEF save up for some OGs!), Amazon

    Promising review: "I just received these today, so I haven’t quite had the chance to take them out for a spin yet. I will say definitely order a half size down. I’m usually a 6.5 or 7 and ordered a 6.5 based on the reviews (and the fact they didn’t have a 7 lol). My feet aren’t super wide or super narrow, and I do have a fairly high arch. With that being said, they fit perfectly. The heel is a tad steep and can be a problem if you aren’t used to wearing higher heels. Luckily, I’m a pro. As for the color, I ordered the nude velvet and it looks exactly like the pictures. Overall, I’m very pleased with these shoes, especially the price and the quick ship time." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and seven colors/styles).

    6. Chunky heels that'll definitely add some height and could be your new fave pair if you have wide feet!


    Promising review: "Great heel, the rose pink goes with everything. Gives a lot of height, make sure you are comfortable in heels. The block heel makes standing a lot easier." —MJCR

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–10 and three colors).

    7. Platform espadrilles practically made for all the outdoor events you have on your cal. No sinking into grass or gravel driveways with these wedges!


    Promising review: "I bought these for a cruise and wore them the next week to work and received nonstop compliments. Would love a pair in blue with open toes. Maybe they'll update the styles in the future." —Rosa G.

    Get them from Amazon for $25+ (available in sizes 4–12 and 16 colors/styles).

    8. Naturalizer pumps you can rely on if you have foot issues that normally keep you from buying just any ole shoes.


    Promising review: "Love these shoes! I have planters fasciitis and was able to wear them For a formal event. They were comfortable and cute." —Kelli

    Get them from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in regular and wide sizes 4–12 and 28 colors/styles).

    9. Toms sandals with a comfy, sturdy base and a variety of colors and styles to help *ground* your go-to style options., Amazon

    Promising review: "Most comfortable heel. These shoes are so cute! In a sneaker I wear 8.5 so that’s what I ordered however they were too big so I dropped to an 8 and they are SO COMFORTABLE! Love them." —Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $49+ (available in sizes 5–12 and a variety of colors/styles).

    10. Sam Edelmans built for comfort without sacrificing an ounce of style.


    Promising review: "LOVE these shoes! Had them delivered to my office and all my girlfriends loved them! They are so pretty and super comfy. I’m a size 8 and ordered the 8, and it is true to size. I got the camel color and I’m definitely going to order the black as well." —mm509

    Get them from Amazon for $31.75+ (available in sizes 5–11 and seven colors).

    11. Lug soles ready to uplift you (and your look) in all the right ways if you're into skinny heels but wouldn't feel right dancing around in flats., Amazon

    Promising review: "These shoes took a little over two weeks to come but it was well worth the wait. I'm not a skinny heel type of girl so these are perfect and comfortable for a night of partying. I actually want another color. Will be purchasing soon." —Britty B

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and nine colors).

    12. Retro-inspired sandals that are dupes for the ones your mom probably wore back in the '70s. Good fashion is clearly genetic.


    Promising review: "My daughter wore these to prom AND graduation. She said they're really comfortable. The greatest thing about these bright red chunky shoes is that we could spot her easily out on the football field from the bleachers at her graduation, lol. I'm sure these will get worn multiple times, as they seem to go with everything." —multidimensionalchic

    Get them from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in sizes 6–10 and seven colors).

    13. Heartfelt picks you'll use all sorts of Lifetime-movie language to describe.


    Promising review: "Can I say how much I love these sandals! So cute and comfortable, I love the block-heel and the hearts and arrows give them a unique look. They are true to size, I am a women's size 7 and they fit great. These would look really good with a pair of cuffed jeans in the spring and summer months. I can't wait to wear them out." —Nai

    Get them from Amazon for $44.50+ (available in sizes 6–11 and also in white).

    14. Chunky lookers with decorative buckles and a zip-up back so you can spend more time showing off your new finds instead of wasting minutes putting them on your feet.


    Promising review: "The heels are definitely on the higher side but they are comfortable and the zipper makes them easier to slip in and out of. You could wear this to a party, a date, and even to the office if you have a more informal job. I look forward to wearing it many times in the future (to events where I don't need to walk much). Cute!" —Daniel B

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    15. Vionic sandals that'll be big on strappy style *and* comfort thanks to a concealed orthopedic arch.


    I own these in the natural snake print! And they are oh so comfortable that I even ride the NYC subway standing up while wearing them.

    Get them from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and nine colors/prints).

    16. Midi heels for those times when you can't tolerate your sky-high heels but can't deny the way heels make you feel so much more pulled together.


    Promising review: "I purchased these to attend a party. They are true to size. Extremely comfortable and I was able to dance the night away." —Chipmunk

    Get them from Amazon for $16.63+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and 19 colors/styles).

    17. Sophisticated numbers with a super-sized buckle and wood-look heel in a silhouette people will assume cost you at least a couple hundo at a designer boutique.


    Someone else being wrong has never felt so right.

    Promising review: "These are very pretty and comfortable shoes, I wore them right away to a party and they never pinched or slipped. They show just enough toe and the toe box is comfortable. My feet don't slip or slide. The buckle is darling. The black straps are velvety. They are true to size, and neither wide nor narrow." —Woody

    Get them from Amazon for $43 (available in sizes 5–10.5 and also in black).

    18. Calvin Klein heels with winding (but comfy!) straps that'll sweep you off your feet.


    Promising review: "I am so in love with these shoes I've now got them in nude, blue and black. Lately I'm finding my tolerance for super-high heels is diminishing. These have a sensible heel but are still cute and stylish. Very, very comfortable." —Pmy

    Get them from Amazon for $65+ (available in sizes 5–11 and seven colors).

    19. Wide-fit heels with a lace-up front so you can get them feeling just right.


    Promising review: "I wear a size 11 and a size 11 fits perfectly. DO NOT SIZE UP!! There is a little wiggle room but that is ok, as room means comfort. I wore this to the club, and was comfortable for the most part. After about two hours of dancing, the soles of the front of my feet started aching just a tad, but nothing some inserts can't fix. And they are super pretty, they make my feet so cute. I like!" —Rosy P.

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99 (available in wide sizes 6.5–12 and also in khaki).

    20. Schutz strappy slides for a highlighter-like take that'll feel absolutely perfect for summer (even if you're a neutrals stan).


    Get them from Norstrom for $63.98 (originally $159.95+; available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    21. Trendy clogs with a range of strap styles and a super affordable price to keep you on your toes without falling all over the place.


    Promising review: "I wear these a lot. Running around a salon all day as well and not a problem. Love them. Not the best quality, but I’d buy again. Straps haven’t come undone and no damage at all as I’ve been wearing." —Jessica Bowers

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and 12 colors/styles).

    22. Croc espadrilles that'll assist you when you have no clue what to wear on your long weekend. Solution: These!

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $14 (available in sizes 5–10).

    23. Bow-tiful options that'll draw allll sorts of compliments. Talk about a gift to yourself.


    Promising review: "I have slightly wide feet so I was worried these would be too narrow for me, but they fit perfectly. They fit true to size in terms of length as well. The height isn't too tall and the block heel adds support and comfort. This is a super cute shoe that matches tons of outfits!" —Karen

    Get them from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and four colors).

    24. Neon stilettos here to prove that ♪ life in plastic, it's truly fantastic ♪ !


    Promising review: "I received so many compliments over these heels. I am 5'0" tall and usually wear 6.5 to 7 in shoes. I ordered the heels in 6.5 and it fit perfect. I was able to last a couple of hours standing and dancing around in the heels. I highly recommend and will be buying other colors." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 15 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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