27 Summer Shoes That Are Under $200 But Look Over $500


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Are you in the mood for a wardrobe shoe-grade (get it: shoe upgrade), but your budget is telling you to stay in your lane? Trust me. I can relate, seeing as I’ve been there more times than I can count. But not to worry. I’ve always managed to find a way because much like many other things in fashion, there are plenty of pairs that look like they cost something adjacent to the thousands but are actually available under $200, under $100, and even under $50—if you know where to look.

Don’t believe me? Well, get ready to see for yourself. From classic block heels and strappy sandals to revamped trends like thong heels and wedges, I’ve found 27 pairs of spring- and summer-ready shoes that seem to have forgotten their price tags. Pretty convenient, no? Just keep scrolling to shop them all.

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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.