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With the heat still here and heavy-duty kicks still packed away, weather-appropriate footwear is in demand. And while canvas sneakers and low-tops will do the job Monday to Friday, there’s no denying that breezy open-toed slides and sandals reign supreme when you’re kicking it on a summer’s weekend.

A new wave of sandals has recently hit retailers from all walks of fashion, and it’s had us bumping up the summer essential to the top of our shopping list. Here, we share the finds from our quest for the perfect pair, and you’ll be happy to know that options start at less than 40 bucks.

At the more affordable end of the spectrum, you can’t really go wrong with a pair of Nike or adidas slides, as well as Birkenstocks‘ trusty sandals, our favorite of which come in a dope all-yellow colorway that look great paired with bright white socks. Don’t get it twisted, though — brands such as Dr. Martens and Teva also offer wallet-friendly alternatives to more spendy options by the likes of Suicoke.

Speaking of Suicoke — the Tyler, the Creator-approved sandal is again offering up some of the best new models to add to your summer rotation, complete with chunky utilitarian vibes and super cool BAPE and Aries collaborations. Other stand-out options come courtesy of Off-White™, and those shopping on a more luxe budget could do a lot worse than the designer sandals of FendiGucci, and Rick Owens.

Peep more of our favorite summer sandals and slides below.

Under $100

Benassi JDI Tie-Dye Slide Sandal

$30

Nike

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters
Arizona EVA Sandal

Arizona EVA Sandal

$45

Birkenstock

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters
Original Universal Sandal

Original Universal Sandal

$50

Teva

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters
Banda Mitel 1 Slide Sandal

Banda Mitel 1 Slide Sandal

$75

Kappa

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters
Adilette

Adilette

$45

adidas Originals

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

$100 — $300

Gryphon Sandals

$155

Dr. Martens

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

Depa-V2

from $97

Aries x Suicoke

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)
Future Logo Rubber Slides

Future Logo Rubber Slides

$195

Maison Margiela

Free Shipping FREESHIP

Free Shipping FREESHIP

Buy at Saks Fifth Avenue
Slides

Slides

$180

Off-White™

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma
Logo-embossed Rubber Slides

Logo-embossed Rubber Slides

$240

Prada

Buy at Matchesfashion

$300+

ABC Kaw-Ape Green

ABC Kaw-Ape Green

$600

Suicoke x BAPE

Buy at stockx
' Forever' Slides

' Forever' Slides

$245

Fendi

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense
Suede-Trimmed Logo-Embroidered Velvet Sandals

Suede-Trimmed Logo-Embroidered Velvet Sandals

$890

Gucci

Buy at Mr. Porter
Leather Sandals

Leather Sandals

$620

Bottega Veneta

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma
Ankle Strap Tractor Sandals

Ankle Strap Tractor Sandals

$600

Rick Owens

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

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