The Best Places to Find Affordable Shoes Right Now

It's no secret that I pride myself on a great affordable shoe find. While I'm all for making investment-worthy purchases, there's no better feeling than scoring a new pair of shoes for not a ton of money. Sometimes it's luck, like snagging the multicolored sandals I'm wearing above for $5 (yes, $5—still wondering how that was real) on sale at Urban Outfitters. But most times, it takes a bit of digging through site after site to find the best affordable pairs.

Since scrolling endlessly through the shoe sections of the Zaras and the Forever 21s of the world can get exhausting (and not to mention repetitive), I'm sharing the cheap shoe stores I turn to instead. I secretly always shop at these five stores when I'm looking for a good deal on shoes. I say "secretly" because I know that the moment word spreads out about them, their shoes will start to sell out left and right (just take one look at the most popular Zara shoes of the summer).

Ahead I'm breaking down all my spots for affordable shoes, from the brands to search on sites like Shopbop to the newly discovered brands I'm stalking.

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