The One Shoe Style I Always Buy on the Cheap

Is it just me, or do your shoes always return from a vacation in bad shape? It’s especially the worst when it comes to everyday sandals—you know, the ones that you put on in the morning without knowing where the day will take you? Then after maybe hitting the beach, walking around, and going dancing all before an outfit change can occur, you look down and it’s like seeing the money you spent just days before going down the drain. But it was worth it for a good time! Right?

Wrong. Or should I say, kind of wrong. While I’m all about being YOLO on vacation, that’s no reason to lose hundreds of dollars on sandals every time. That’s why I’m all about buying only affordable sandals for trips. That way, on the highly likely chance they get ruined, both your happy memories and your bank account can remain intact. So without further ado, shop my favorite vacation sandals (some of which I already own) below.

These crystal sandals are the next best thing to my above sold-out pair.

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

These would look so good with an all-white ’fit.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 10. 

Those with classic style will flip over these polka-dot sandals.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

Lilac and metallic? I’ll take ’em.

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

Is it just me or do these look super expensive?

Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.

For all the denim lovers out there.

Available in sizes 8 to 10. 

These red barely there sandals are both fun and flattering.

Available in sizes 225 to 250. 

You can always count on J.Crew.

Available in sizes 5 to 12. 

I’m obsessed with these buckles.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

These neutral sandals are anything but boring.

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

Own these and love them. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

This color combo is on point.

Available in sizes 6 to 11. 

Low block heels are perfect for when you don’t know where the day will take you.

Available in sizes 6 to 10.

Call me biased, but I love these.

Available in sizes 6 to 11. 

A good pair of black sandals is crucial to any wardrobe.

Available in sizes 5 to 10. 

Our editors love these Forever 21 sandals.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 10. 

H&M does it again.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 10. 

An approachable take on the toe-ring sandal trend.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 10. 

The perfect pastel shade.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5. 

These just seem like they’d look amazing with denim shorts.

Available in sizes 5 to 10. 

I’m a sucker for embellished slides.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 10. 

Is it just me or does it seem like half the internet owns these?

Available in sizes 5 to 11.