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    30 Open-Toe Shoes Your Feet Deserve To Be Treated To

    It's still grossly hot out (it is August, after all), so you might as well let your tootsies in on the summer fun.

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

    1. Elegant heels with a delicate ankle strap that'll look lovely no matter what you style them with and won't break the bank — a must-have for the bajillion weddings you've RSVPed to.

    a brown shoe with a high thin heel and an ankle strap

    Promising review: "I bought these in black for my sister's wedding and they were so comfortable and felt like just the right height. I was able to wear them the whole day without foot pain." —Mrlindsay2012

    Get them from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and three colors).

    2. Sandals featuring a chunky heel and braided straps you can count on to make you feel like a badass whenever you wear 'em. The square-shaped toe is simply diviiiiiine, IMO.

    the heeled sandals in black
    the heeled sandals in off white

    Promising review: "10/10 — I wore these for the first time in Las Vegas for 5+ hours on my feet. Zero blisters, feet never hurt once. They are so comfortable! The perfect nude and details are perfect. Three of my friends already copied and bought for themselves!" —Pinksweaterdress

    Get them from Nordstrom for $119.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and eight colors).

    3. Open toe mules with a handmade stacked block heel to add a little *somethin' somethin'* to your summer style.

    peep toe mules with wooden heel and black leather top
    model wearing the shoes with jeans and pink top

    Promising review: "I had wanted these for a long time but hesitated. I’m so glad I bought them. They’re my new favorite shoes. They didn’t need to be broken in and are incredibly comfortable — definitely the most comfortable heels I’ve had. They fit true to size. These shoes are so versatile — I’ve worn them with dresses and jeans already. I’m already trying to justify buying them in another color." —Shannon F.

    Get them from Nisolo for $99 (available in sizes 6–10 and two colors).

    4. Splurge-worthy Ugg's fluffy "Oh Yeah" slippers because you might as well treat your feet to a life of luxury.

    pink and yellow fluffy ugg slippers with a strap around the ankle and two loops over the foot
    someone with their feet kicked up relaxing in black ugg slippers
    ugg / Via, Ria Sethi

    My sister's best friend treated herself to these babies and she loves 'em! She said, "I came home for what I thought was a long weekend, but it quickly turned into six weeks. I had to basically buy a whole new wardrobe and these were definitely the best purchase." She convinced me...I snagged them in an Elle Woods–approved pink style and LOVE them. They're just as soft and fluffy as you'd imagine. I've been wearing them as my WFH shoes :).

    Promising review: "I would say go with your size that you wear in UGGs and if you don’t have any, go a size down than your regular size of what you wear in sandals. They’re sooo cute!!!! You’ll fall in love if you get a pair." —Bri

    Get them from Zappos for $99.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 21 styles).

    5. Sleek suede sandals you'll enjoy a lot more than the tongue twister I just put you through at the beginning of this sentence. I bet that girl Sally who sold seashells by the sea shore would like 'em too!

    flat sandals with a diagonal strap in tan

    Get them from ModCloth for $49.99 (available in sizes 6–10 and two colors).

    6. Platform sandals you can count on to improve every outfit you own — no more decision making when it comes to your shoes for the day!

    platform sandals with buckles and horizontal straps and a spotted calf hair design

    These are on the top of my to-buy list right now — so cute!

    Get them from Madewell for $79.99 (available in sizes 5–11).

    7. Teva Hurricane Drift Sandals you'll find to be as comfortable as they are cute — get 'em in a fun color for an extra pop you didn't know your summer outfits needed.

    the strappy, chunky sandals in white
    a model wearing the sandals in teal
    Free People

    Promising review: "I bought these sandals in white and pink. I love them! I wear them when going for a walk and hike. I also loved that I can pair them with my casual dress. They’re perfect sandals for this summer! I may purchase red and teal as well."  —nevaeh_rios

    Get them from Free People for $40 (available in sizes 6–10 and nine colors).

    8. Standard flip-flops with thin straps you can buy a few pairs of to keep in your beach bag or the trunk of your car for last-minute sandy excursions.

    rose gold flip flips with thin straps

    Promising review: "Love these easy, 'wear with anything' flip-flops. I've worn them with a cute spring dress and then the same day, wore them with jeans! I absolutely LOVE them. Actually, I'm headed to our local Aerie tomorrow to buy them in the gold finish as well." —Karen

    Get them from Aerie for $19.95 (available in sizes 6–10 and four styles).

    9. Tried-and-true Birkenstocks, because there's a reason these have been a trend for years. Spoiler: they're really freakin' comfortable.

    the two-strap sandals in light brown with gold buckle
    birkenstocks / Via

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn! They took a little bit of time to break in and get used to, but after that they were great. They offer good arch support as well and go with just about any outfit." —Anonymous

    Get them from DSW for $99.99 (available in sizes 4.5–12.5 and in five colors or check out the rest of the styles here).

    10. Playful Jeffrey Campbell platform sandals that'll help you take any outfit from *drab to fab* and make a serious style statement with minimal effort on your end.

    teal chunky sandals with criss crossing straps

    Promising review: "They run true to size. So order your normal size. I bought these in white and pale pink. They look great with any outfit and I can wear these all day! It took me one day to break in. Rubber part feels little tight at first, but they do stretch a little as you walk around." —swatannie89

    Get them from Nordstrom for $44.95 (available in sizes 6–10 and six colors).

    11. Checkered woven slides I'm expecting to see Kourtney Kardashian wearing in her next slew of Instagram posts with Travis Barker — we love a punk rock pair of shoes that also happens to be extremely comfortable.

    Black and white checkered slide-on flats
    Zou Xou Shoes / Etsy

    Zou Xou Shoes is a Black woman-owned business that has been creating handcrafted shoes by Argentinian shoemakers since 2015. The styles are easy and classic so they can be worn for years.

    Promising review: "These shoes are great! The leather is soft and comfortable — no breaking in necessary." —Eileen chao

    Get them from Zou Xou Shoes on Etsy for $185 (available in sizes 5–10).

    12. Platform sandals for anyone who wants to stand a touch taller but would rather get a root canal then spend the day walking in heels.

    tan sandals with a chunky black platform sole

    Promising review: "There are very comfortable for me and I have wider feet. They are chunky but do not feel bulky when walking. Definitely a more cost effective alternative." —Akulesa

    Get it from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and two styles).

    13. Lace-up, ankle wrap sandals that'll help you perfectly recreate Megara's fabulous look from Hercules. Seriously, they're handmade in Greece! She'd certainly approve.

    a model wearing the sandals in black
    a model wearing the sandals in white
    Greek Chic Handmades / Etsy

    Greek Chic Handmades is a small business based in Athens, Greece. Almost all of their designs can be customized, so if your sandal of choice doesn't come in the exact color you were hoping for — just reach out and ask if it's possible!

    Promising review: "They’re exactly as pictured. The laces are not stretchy so you’ll have to flex your legs while tying them or else they’ll be too tight. This means they stay up on my leg perfectly though. I’ll definitely order more sandals from this vendor." —Abs Inthe

    Get them from Greek Chic Handmades on Etsy for $79.92 (available in sizes 4–14 and in three colors).

    14. Steve Madden slides you'll happily slip in and out of all summer long whether you're planning to take a midday stroll or are off to a pal's to enjoy a daiquiri by the pool.

    two photos of the buzzfeed editor wearing black slide sandals
    black slide sandals
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I've been living in these shoes for YEARS. I have them in black and they are one of my tried-and-true favorites. They're just the perfect basic sandal! They look great with dresses, jeans, and leggings which is pretty much all I ask for in a summer shoe. Check the image (left) above to see me wearing them with both a dress and jeans. Since they are open-backed there is no chance of uncomfortable rubbing. I just love 'em.

    Promising review: "This shoe is so cute for how cheap it is!! I would definitely suggest sizing at least a half size up. I usually wear 6 or 7 in shoes and I got this sandal in a 7.5 and it fits just right. I maybe could have even gotten an 8. Overall, it’s a perfect shoe for a warm spring/summer day!" —Morgan

    Get them from Amazon for $46.48 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and six styles).

    15. Platform gladiator Dr. Martens, because why should you only be able to rock your favorite brand of shoes during the cooler seasons? These will help you transition out of your badass boots during the hot summer months.

    a model wearing the strappy platform sandals
    the black leather sandals
    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "It runs a half size big but I think all Dr. Martens do for the most part. Love this shoe. I get so many compliments. I have wide feet and I work on my feet all day and I can wear these for a full day." —Stefanie F.

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $140 or Amazon for $74.40+ (available in sizes 5–11).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    16. Nisolo open-toe clogs complete with shock-absorbing memory foam insoles so you can scurry from brunch to the mall without thinking twice about changing your footwear.

    side view of a model wearing the clogs in sky grey
    side view of a different model wearing the clogs in rose

    Promising review: "I've been in the market for a good clog sandal for...5 years? These are it. No clog has business being this comfortable. The colors are amazing. I am in love. If I was a shoe, I would want to be this clog." —Katy

    Get them from Nisolo for $160 (available in sizes 5–11 and in three colors).

    17. Floral slides that'll make it look like you're prancing through a field of daisies whenever you take a step — and who on earth wouldn't enjoy that?

    platform slide sandals in yellow with white daisies printed on them

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE SHOES! The multi colored flowers are very pretty. Very comfortable style, cushioned and molded footbed!" —Annelemon

    Get them from Anthropologie for $89.95 (available in sizes 5–10).

    18. Gorgeous sandals you'll find wayyyyy easier to slide into than the DMs of that super cute YouTuber you've been watching religiously for the last year. Go on, shoot your shot!

    honey colored sandals with a block heel

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a simple pair of two strap block heels and I loved the look of these, but was hesitant about the 3-inch height. I decided to make the purchase anyway because they were too cute to pass up and I am so excited to report that these are SUPER comfy! Walked around the city with these for a night and didn’t feel any discomfort whatsoever!" —CindyCM

    Get them from Nordstrom for $79.95 (available in sizes 5.5–11).

    19. Cushioned sandals featuring thick straps and a supportive sole for those occasions where you want to rock cute footwear but also would rather not end up with blisters galore.

    a reviewer wearing the sandals in black
    a reviewer wearing the sandals in leopard

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these sandals. They are incredibly comfy and fit well. I have semi-narrow feet and these do not feel too loose. The elastic in the straps are soft, so even if they did fit a bit tighter I feel like they would still be comfortable. I plan on buying these in a few colors! :)" —Elaura

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6–10 and five styles)

    20. Faux leather chunky block heels in a stunning shade of baby blue that might as well have inspired Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True."

    model wearing the square open-toe chunky heel shoes in light blue
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique that has been bringing people fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories since 2012. Their mission is to help dress people for their most memorable moments. 

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

    21. Simple leather slides you can count on to go with *everything* and never go out of style — you truly can't go wrong investing in a pair of these bad boys.

    a model wearing the sandals in black
    a model wearing the sandals in brown
    Christina Christi / Etsy

    Christina Christi is a woman-owned small businesses that handcrafts all of her jewelry, bags, and sandals in Athens, Greece.

    Promising review: "Love these sandals, good fit, beautifully made, and they arrived so quickly. I would definitely buy from Christina again." —karengazz

    Get them from Christina Christi on Etsy for $66.91 (originally $86.45; available in sizes 5–10.5 and in two colors).

    22. Sanuk sling sandals with soles made of recycled yoga mats for a colorful but comfortable addition to your closet.

    Three models wearing different colored Sanuk sling sandals on the beach.
    A model wearing different colored Sanuk sling sandals.

    Promising review: "I bought these while I was pregnant because I needed a comfortable sandal. These are suuuper comfy and great quality, I like them so much I bought another pair in a different color. Highly recommended." —JKW

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in six colors).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    23. Strappy Sorel sandals I can honestly imagine wearing when we all finally make the move to living on the space station with Zenon. Zetus lapetus, these shoes are so cute!

    model wearing the white padded sandal with bright pink straps and blue ankle strap

    Promising review: "These shoes are a breath of fresh air. I need comfortable shoes because of so many foot surgeries. It can be so hard to find something that actually looks great but is comfortable to wear for hours. These shoes are so comfortable!!!! I could not be more pleased." —Melissa M

    Get them from Sorel for $130 (available in sizes 5–12 and eight styles) or from Amazon for $100.31+ (available in sizes 5–12 and nine styles).

    24. H-shaped flat sandals you can wear to brunch, dinner, a bridal shower, to run errands, to walk your get the point.

    a reviewer's gold sandals
    the sandal in black

    Promising review: "These sandals are comfortable and fit as expected. I've had them for several weeks now and they seem to be pretty sturdy as well. I can walk in these for miles with no rubbing or chaffing. Highly recommended." —nexy jo

    Get them from Amazon for $18.90 (available in sizes 5–13 and in four colors).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    25. Stylish lace-up sandals with a wavy design that'll have you *waving* goodbye to your self-control — I think you and I both need these beauties.

    a model wearing tan lace-up sandals with two wavy bands across the top of the foot; one in white and one in snake print

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these sandals! The quality of the material is great! I’ve received a lot of compliments!" —