Must-Have Summer Shoes Under $100

If boots were made for walking, these sandals and wedges were made for lounging.
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Tie One On

Espadrilles are the #1 shoe of summer. We love this pair for its fanciful ribbon tie. Talbots grosgrain ribbon and straw espadrilles, $89;
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Bootie Call

Winter’s popular style gets a make-under, with cut-outs allowing skin to show through. Alice + Olivia for Payless leather heels, $40; for stores
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Style Arsenal

Sandals don’t have to be sweet. A quirky cut like this one adds spunk to a simple summer outfit. Mia faux leather sandals, $69;
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Disco Days

A slight metallic sheen gives these wedges major Studio 54 say-so. BCBGeneration leather wedges, $98; Macy’s, 212-695-4400 for stores
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DIY Style

OK, you won’t macrame a pair of these at camp this summer…but rope accents are a cute arts-‘n-crafts touch. Libby Edelman shrunken leather and natural rope sandals, $59; Rare Essentials, 603-643-5400
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Mix and Match

A faux leather heel grounds what might otherwise be a frilly, girly sandal. Aldo leather heels, $80; for stores
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Opposites Attract

An unexpected pairing, like cork and black, feels right on trend this summer. White House Black Market leather, cork and metal-studded wedges, $88; for similar styles
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Spots & Stripes

Squeamish about loud patterns in your wardrobe? A splash of show-off on the feet never hurt anyone. Nine West printed fabric pumps, $79; 800-999-1877 for stores
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Basic Remix

Can’t quit those trusty black pumps? Bandage-like straps add some edge…and let your feet catch a breeze. Spring synthetic leather sandals, $50;
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Golden Ticket

While the weather’s warm, indulge your inner King Midas in sandals of gold-plated rope and gilded white. Avon faux leather wedges, $35;
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Camo Comfort

The wedge, miles more comfortable than its stiletto cousin, gets another feel-good touch with elastic bands, in gold, to keep the foot in place. Lauren by Ralph Lauren elastic wedges, $79; select Bloomingdale’s stores, 212-705-2000 for stores
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Black Is Best

Embellishments of inexpensive stone can look chintzy…but not when done in black. Loft faux snake and jeweled sandals, $70;
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The Pride of Payless

Flats in lemon-lime brocade and topped with a bow—to die for. Lela Rose for Payless fabric flats, $30;
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Orange You Glad?

Keep straps right under the ankle bone to avoid adding bulk to the area. Nine West satin sandals, $69; select Macy’s, 212-695-4400 for stores
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Half ‘n Half

A flip-flop front meets a gladiator back in this embellished option. Candie’s faux leather sandals, $55;
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To Heel With It

Blisters are the bane of summer. To avoid them, try flats with an elasticized back. Banana Republic leather flats, $98; 888-277-8953 for stores
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Color Control

If you’re faithful to black, even in hot weather, you have our blessing—but sneak in some summer color with your flats. Christian Siriano for Payless satin flats, $30;
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Hint of Height

If sky-high heels and wedges aren’t your style, you can add just a slight lift to your slip-ons. Adrienne Vittadini leather wedges with brushed-chrome ornaments, $89;
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Still have flashbacks to being nagged about your sandals slapping against your heels? Avoid it with this smart ballet slipper hybrid. Calvin Klein crinkle patent leather sandals, $79; Dillard’s, 800-345-5273
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Ocean Motion

Rather be beachin’? Conjure up azure skies and waves with these vivid sandals. Attention faux leather sandals, $15; WANT MORE SUMMER ESSENTIALS? CHECK OUT MUST HAVE SKIRTS UNDER $100
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