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    Just 30 Adorable Pairs Of Shoes You Can Get For Under $50

    Cute and cheap shoes, aka instant serotonin.

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

    1. Jeweled mules (isn't that fun to say?) that are so glam up top but have flexible, grippy soles on the bottom. Fashion *and* function? We love to see it.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed,

    Reviewers recommend sizing up! I recently treated myself to these and forgot to do so, but they still fit well (my heel is just a teeeeeny bit over the edge in the back, but I don't mind because they stay on my foot more easily). I'm honestly obsessed — I can't believe how affordable they were, especially considering how high fashion they look. They just make me smile!!! The grippy soles give a nice cushion and are for some reason printed with fruit designs? Can't explain it but only adds to the happy feet feels these give me. Oh, and they're compliment magnets on Insta, too.

    Promising review: "Better than the photo! I actually love the look of this shoe even more than I thought I would! It goes with so many things and looks more expensive than it is. I took off one star because it is slightly harder to keep on my foot than most of my slides. Not a ton of padding, so not much for my foot to grip. But it's only a small issue and I got used to it. If you are used to wearing slides this should not be an issue. Super cute shoe overall!" —carrie

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and in three colors and prints).

    2. Fabulous glitter sneakers, because the one thing missing from your errands-running look? SPARKLE. ✨,

    Promising review: "VERY comfortable like walking on a cloud I was actually quite surprised. True to size, at least for me. And of course they are gorgeous. I want more colors now!!" —Calii Thompson

    Get them from Amazon for $18.07+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 18 styles).

    3. Platform oxfords that look way more expensive than they are. They're here to prove once and for all that it's not about the price tag, as long as you've got ~sole~.


    Promising review: "I love these shoes!!! I don't typically write long reviews, but I really love that I bought these. I bought them a week before a trip to Iceland and France with no time to break them in. They were great! It was rainy in Iceland and I wore these everywhere — they still look great and the platform kept me elevated enough that I never worried about puddles or anything getting my feet wet. I wore those on all the little sightseeing stops waking through dirt and lava fields. Comfy like a sneaker, but better looking. They elevated casual outfits — like navy capris and a white tee — to be a little more sophisticated-looking, which came out great in photos. I can wear these with no-show socks and without socks. With no-show socks they are roomy enough that I had no rub. I also had a stranger or two compliment me on my cool shoes. Overall, super awesome and a great value." —Justina Pfister

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

    4. Genuinely OMG-worthy tie-dye sneakers featuring Pikachu and Eevee sure to make you say "I choose shoe!"

    the pink tie dye lace-ups with Eevee on one foot and Pikachu on the other
    Hot Topic

    Get them from Hot Topic for $32.90 (available in sizes 5-11).

    5. Versatile lace-up wedge booties that over 2,000 reviewers swear by for both comfort *and* style. These babies would be such a cute transitional weather pick with a spring dress.,

    Promising review: "How are these so comfortable?! I have herniated discs in my lower back that have made it impossible to wear high heels without significant back pain for several days. I took a risk and decided to try out wedges because I really miss my heels. Y'all, I have boots I wear daily that are less comfortable than these are. I don't understand it, it makes no sense, but I don't hurt wearing these, nor the day after. My sneakers are the only shoes I own that are at all more comfortable than these." —J.C. Barraza

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 15 colors).

    6. Absolutely delightful winky face rubber slides with non-slip soles that make 'em perfect for indoor/outdoor wear. Hello, shower shoes that are actually worth posting on Instagram, I ~wink~ we'll be good pals.


    They're from a CA-based small biz!

    Get them from Mulbora on Etsy for $18.99 (available in sizes 5.5/6-10.5/11 and in eight colors).

    7. Stacked heel, tie-detail booties you should knot hesitate to make your go-to pair (or buy in every color).

    The booties with decorative knots at the ankle in tan, pink, brown, and black

    Promising review: "These are really the best looking booties I have found. I wanted something a little dressier but still casual, and the heel is the perfect size. I would say they’re pretty true to size. I was concerned because I have very wide feet, but the 8 fit just right. They’re a little more faux suede than expected but they’re one of my favorite booties. Will buy another in another color!" —Houston TX

    Get them from Amazon for $43.98 (available in sizes 6-11 and in five colors).

    8. Fun striped indoor/outdoor slide slippers with a cute bow detail so you will ~knot~ have to miss out on cute footwear even though you're spending most of your time at home these days.,

    Promising reviews: "Like walking on a cloud!! I hate walking around the house barefoot so these are great. They have a nice thick bottom for going outside. The part that goes over your foot has a tight to snug fit, which I love because that means your feet won’t slide through. I usually avoid shoes like this for that purpose alone. Plus the bow is a cute touch. I’m very happy with this purchase." —Gina

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5/6-11/12 and in three colors).

    9. Chunky sole combat booties to add a cool ~kick~ to everything from jeans to floral dresses. Plus, the side zipper means you don't have to constantly tie and untie them to get them on and off!


    Promising review: "Love these boots. OMG they are so cute. I get so many compliments on them at work! My only issue is they make a squeaking noise when walking around, but only on the right boot. They are also really comfortable. I just love them! Glad I took a chance and bought them." —Mother Of Cats

    Get them from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in four colors).

    10. Minimal chic whipstitch detail flats that'll look ~sew~ adorable on your tootsies.

    model wearing the green flats

    Promising review: "Amazing. Literally the cutest flats!! Comfortable and the color is perfect!" —Asos customer

    Get them from Asos for $29 (available in wide sizes 4-11). Also available in black here.

    11. Quilted riding boots with a cozy, fuzzy lining that just might mean the end of your (e)quest(rian) to find your sole mate.


    Promising review: "Excellent buy! I like to have a selection of non-leather boots for foul weather so I'm glad I bought these. They fit well, allowing for heavier socks, are lined with light fleece, and are quite attractive with the stand-out back quilting." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors).

    12. Strappy and sculptural heeled black sandals to add a ~croc~ 'n' roll touch to jeans, dresses, and skirts.

    model wearing croc effect sandals with low sculptural heel
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned Australian shop with a huge selection of trendy clothes and accessories!

    Get them from Beginning Boutique for $39.99 (originally $55.99; available in sizes 5-10).

    13. Squee-worthy pupper slides so you can slip your dogs into some literal dogs, whether you're hanging at home or running errands., Amazon

    Reviewers do say these can be slippery if your feet are wet, so they may work best as slippers or shoes for nonrainy days!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE!!! I'm totally obsessed with corgis and I couldn’t be happier with these shoes!!! They fit perfectly — not too small, not too large, but just right. They are pretty comfortable and they look amazing in photos lol. If you’re a bananas corgi-loving lady, or even just your average Joe Shmoe, these will BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LIFE!!!" —Baillie

    Get them from Amazon for $11.85+ (available in sizes 7-11 and in two styles).

    14. Chunky color blocked sneakers for a vibe that's equal parts chill and trendy. These can even make basic gray sweats look all ~fashion~.

    model wearing the purple, tan, cream, pink, metallic, and black and white spot lace up sneakers
    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $27.99 (available in sizes 6-11).

    15. Elastic strap flats that over 2,500 reviewers love for a cute, comfy everyday footwear option even when they're ~strapped~ for cash.,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these flats.

    Promising review: "THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS/TEACHERS. As a student teacher, I'm constantly on my feet and moving from my own college campus to preschools and chasing after those 4-year-olds. I've had these for almost a month now and 1) they've only gotten more comfortable with each wear and 2) I haven't complained once about these shoes. The straps don't bother me and the part wrapping around my ankle doesn't irritate me at all. I will definitely be getting these in LOTS of colors :)" —Miss Katy

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 30 colors and prints).

    16. Retro-inspired cutout detail Mary Janes, which are giving me serious Jess Day vibes.,

    Reviewers say they run a bit small!

    Promising review: "For the price, these heels absolutely deliver! The footbed is cushioned, which I wasn't expecting. They're cute and comfortable. I'm a teacher and wear these to work, and I've had no problems. I'll order them in another color later." —Julie Anne

    Get them from Amazon for $29.80+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 11 colors).

    17. Effortlessly chic metallic leather slip-on sandals handmade in Greece and sure to become your new warm weather go-tos once you finish ~greek~ing out over the gorgeous craftsmanship.

    model wearing the strappy rose gold flat sandals

    Get them from KionasSandals on Etsy for $46.86 (available in sizes 34-43 and in four colors).

    18. Geometric cutout booties that are comfy, durable, affordable, and just generally perfect for getting your casual wardrobe into ~shape~.,

    They've got over 1,000 positive reviews, and reviewers recommend going with your usual size!

    Promising review: "I've been wearing these booties now for three months on an almost daily basis. They're holding up extremely well. I have so-called comfort shoes in my closet that I can't wear because they cause blisters. But these booties are fantastically comfortable! They slip on and off quite easily, even with socks, and I can wear them all day and night and my feet don't hurt at the end of the day. I thought they were cheap shoes because of the price, but they have proven to be an excellent purchase. I'm going to order another pair. The pair I have still looks like new. I have somewhat wide feet and ankles that frequently swell, and the regular size fits me perfectly, where in other shoes I might feel a bit squeezed." —Helen Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $26.24+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 11 colors).

    19. Classic faux-suede pumps, because everyone needs a great neutral pair in their wardrobe.


    4Twenty4 is a Black woman-owned small business based in Seattle!

    Get them from 4Twenty4 for $50 (available in sizes 6-10).

    20. Metallic rainbow heeled sandals sure to have you walking on sunshine.

    the stacked heel sandals with gold ankle straps and pink, gold, blue, and orange toe straps

    Promising review: "These are so cute. So comfortable I couldn't believe it. Dress them up or down. The colors are vibrant and true to the pictures. I got a lot of compliments. They look so cute with mom jeans!" —ModCloth customer

    Get them from ModCloth for $49.99 (originally $66; available in sizes 36-41).

    21. Sparkly-paneled ankle booties you'll find youself reaching for multiple times a week, because you understand the universal truth that everything is better with glitter.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE these boots! The sparkles don’t fall off at all and they are SO comfy for heels. The heels have a sole type on the bottom that offers some cushion when you walk and doesn’t make as loud of a noise. Plus they’re a perfect fit. I ordered the size shoe that I usually wear and they fit perfectly with a normal pair of socks. If you plan on wearing them a lot with thicker socks, I would get a size up. Overall SO CUTE and a great quality. Highly recommend!" —Shyanne Hall

    Get them from Amazon for $28.21+ (available in sizes 5.5-12 and in three colors).

    22. The perfect pair of basic ballet flats — you know, the ones you've been searching for your whole life.,

    Promising review: "These are the best flats I've ever worn!!! I have very hard-to-fit feet — I have boxy toes and a very tall instep. I took a chance on these and I'm SO glad I did! I'll be buying as many other colors as they have available in my size. They don’t rub or pinch like most flats do. I put them on and they were immediately my favorite pair of shoes. I'll be wearing them as often as I can!" —Emily Perry

    Get them from Amazon for $13.09+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 21 colors and prints).

    23. Badass chunky heel, studded booties to instantly add a touch of rock 'n' roll to an ensemble. Please buy these and pair them with boyfriend jeans, floral dresses and tights, and silky skirts so I can live vicariously through you and your sartorial pursuits.

    Model wearing the black high heeled booties with a silver zipper and stud details at the back of the ankle

    Promising review: "I love these boots and will be purchasing a different color in the near future. They fit as expected. Plenty of room in the toe box so toes aren't squished together when walking, and they're very comfortable to wear all day. Quality is very good. They are clunky but I love it." —Trina

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in five styles).

    24. Ankle-strap mini wedges for when you want something that's a ~step up~ from flats but that won't be making you miserable by lunchtime.


    Reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I ordered this shoe in navy. And then I ordered it in gray, red, and nude. I had to cut myself off before I ordered every color, but I'll probably order more before you know it. I LOVE THESE SHOES. I get so many compliments, especially when I wear the red ones. They're comfortable. I'm a teacher, so I'm on my feet all day. There's no perfect shoe for that, but these are comfy enough that I don't mind them by the end of the day. Great quality, too." —Mary Claire Becan

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 13 colors).

    25. Soft and fuzzy criss-cross slippers that'll both make your feet feel like they're curled up with a favorite stuffed animal *and* make your work-from-home outfit feel a bit more luxe.

    the black faux fur slippers

    Get them from Maurices for $24.90 (available in sizes 6-11).

    26. Adorable lace flats to add a sweet touch to anything from cuffed jeans to a flowy dress.


    Promising review: "I purchased these shoes for a wedding I was standing in. They looked FABULOUS with my bridesmaid dress. I wore them all night! They did not rub or anything. I chose to wear no-show socks with them because of the unexpected cold weather, but they also look great without socks. They are surprisingly sturdy for being made mostly of lace. The bottom of the shoe is reinforced, and the sellers even sent another insert in the box (I guess for when the first lining wears out)." —Kelly M.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 6-10 and in six colors).

    27. Stylish chunky rain booties you can pop on on dreary days without ruining your outfit. Quite the opposite — these babies will actually *elevate* your look.

    gray and black color blocked thick sole Chelsea rain boots

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these rain boots! They are so comfortable and look and feel like a much more expensive boot than they are. They remind me of the Everlane rain boots. Fit true to size with enough room for a thick sock. I got the gray and they are true to the stock photo." —Sandie161

    Get them from Target for $27.99 (originally $34.99; available in sizes 5-12 and in three colors).

    28. Classy and classic heeled oxfords to help you master that whole "collegiate chic" vibe. Bonus points for pairing with a cozy cardi and a scarf on top.


    Promising review: "Am I wearing flats?????? As a teacher, I'm on my feet all day. I've never successfully worn anything resembling heels before to work. I’m shocked to say that these shoes are just as comfy as my flats! The designers who created these are geniuses." —mls046

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes 4.5-11 and in 11 colors).

    29. Square-toed, faux-patent mules that honestly remind me of much pricier pairs I've seen in my mom's closet that she's had for years — they're a beyond chic staple and could easily pass for quadruple the price.

    the low heeled black mules

    Promising review: "These slip on, feel great, and look adorable! Elevate my look!" —Tallerthantheaverage

    Get them from Express for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 6-10).

    30. And a pair of heart eyes-worthy lace-up lilac-heeled sandals you won't need to pastell your friends you got for such a low price. It can be our secret.

    model wearing the 4-inch heel strappy sandals with the straps tied around the calves
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned business!

    Get them from Lilly's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes 5-11 and in more colors here).

    You, finding a fabulous pair of shoes that are actually within your budget:


    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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