All the Best Summer Beach Shoes That Aren’t Flip Flops
All hail open-toe season! While your first inclination may be to reach for trusty flip flops for a hit of instant summer, they don't exactly scream style. Don't play the fashion victim. There's no shortage of elevated footwear alternatives that achieve the same level of comfort — but are way more envy-inducing. Swipe through for 16 beach-to-boardwalk approved shoes (from pool slides to jellies to barely there sandals) that call for an out-of-office excursion.
Schutz Beach Please Pool Slide Sandals ($130): Splash-worthy tie-dye at its finest.
Nomadic State Romano Sandal ($68): Ahoy, matey! These nautical-inspired rope sandals require zero effort.
Rifle Paper Co. x Keds Double Decker Slip-On Garden Party Sneaker ($65): Rock these botanically minded kicks beyond the shore.
Kate Spade Caliana Slide Sandals ($138): Ideal for your next hammock 'n' chill.
Madewell The Addie Slide Sandal ($88): To be worn non-stop with an itty-bitty 'kini and denim cutoffs.
Alexa Chung Crystal Wreath Reilly Yellow Juju Shoes ($85): If you love canary yellow, then these bejeweled summatime jellies will spark immense joy.
Botkier Island Flat Sandal ($138): Your blister-free vacay starts now.
Cult Gaia Zoe Sandal ($298): Be prepared to channel OOO vibes at first wear.
Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal ($40): Around-the-clock comfort is key here, ladies.
Camper Match Sandal ($95): The cushiony sole and trailblazing style get our vote.
Mango Seashell Leather Sandals ($70): Shell yeah! Beach week cannot come soon enough.
Express Striped Stretch Strap Espadrille Platform Sandals ($60): These resort-ready espadrilles deserve to be on a yacht somewhere in the South of France.
Pierre Hardy Alpha Beach Slides ($445): So. Much. Future.
Frances Valentine Clementine Citrus Sandals in Yellow Grass ($198): 'Cuz it's sunny and 72 somewhere.
KYMA Leipsoi Sandals ($170): Look, Ma, no straps! These handmade Italian leather sandals (in marine blue, no less) are a cut above the rest.
Sea Star Beachwear Seafarer Slingback Dark Denim With White Embroidery ($96): Countdown 'til summer is on with these water-friendly neoprene espadrilles on deck.
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Full-time grad student and all-around creative type, Anjerika leaves no avenue unexplored. Though a tried-and-true fashion girl, she counts art history, architecture and good design as constant sources of inspiration. Most importantly, she's always in a Vienna state of mind.