29 Easy Summer Sandals That Cost Less Than $50

As the temperature rises this summer, your footwear choices will become increasingly limited. Boots, oxfords, loafers — all of these once-cherished styles get stuffed into the darkest corners of the closet in favor of the only shoe that you’ll be able to bear when temps are sweltering: sandals. (Sorry sneakers, we're putting you in the athletic bucket for this story.) Only the most ventilated, air-circulating styles will make the cut come July, and if you’re anything like us, you may be looking to add more than one pair to your wardrobe rotation.

One small roadblock, though, is the matter of budgeting your expenditures. While most of us would like to have a sandal for every outfit, we can’t bankroll quite that many purchases, and spend a lot of time painstakingly analyzing a single pair of slides, flip flops, wedges or t-straps. So, in anticipation of the warm weather and the footwear restrictions it will bring, we’ve rounded up the best everyday sandals for under $50. (We included options for every style, whether your idea of a “basic shoe” is a sparkling jelly slide or a woven leather flat) So click through if you’re not prepared to commit to a single style this summer — at these prices, there may be room in your budget for more than one.

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ASOS DESIGN Freddie Knotted Mule Sandals, $, available at ASOS


SOREL Roaming Buckle Slide Sandal, $, available at Nordstrom Rack


Charles & Keith Woven Slide Sandals, $, available at Charles & Keith


Everlane The ReNew Strappy Sandal, $, available at Everlane


H&M Platform Sandals, $, available at H&M


Teva Original Universal 90s Multi Sandal, $, available at Urban Outfitters


Aldo Kederi Sandals, $, available at Zappos


LC Lauren Conrad Mint Wedge Sandals, $, available at Kohl's


MEGNYA Walking Sandals, $, available at Amazon


Open edit Odin Flip Flop, $, available at Nordstrom


Adidas Adilette Sandals, $, available at Adidas


Dolce Vita Lester - Funfetti, $, available at Bando


Ipanema Pearl II T Strap Sandals, $, available at Shopbop


Hetios Lightweight Sandals, $, available at Amazon


Matisse Jelly Slide Sandals, $, available at Anthropologie


Merrell Hydro Moc Clog, $, available at DSW


Brinley Co. Faux Nubuck Slingback Open-toe Sandals, $, available at Walmart


Mango Straps Knots Sandals, $, available at Mango


Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops, $, available at Free People


NastyGal Faux Leather Toe Thong Flatform Sandals, $, available at NastyGal


BC Footwear Nectar Sandals, $, available at Cara Cara


Aerie Bandana Slides, $, available at AE


Zara Low Heel Fisherman Sandals, $, available at Zara


A New Day Summer Dress Slide Sandals, $, available at Target


Madewell The Kathryn Espadrille Slide Sandal, $, available at Madewell


Birkenstock Arizona Essentials, $, available at Zappos


TKEES Gemma Sandal, $, available at Revolve


Schutz Emmanuele Vinyl & Leather Sandal, $, available at Schutz


ASOS DESIGN Jayden Floral Espadrille, $, available at ASOS

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