It seems that lots of people – including our CEO Michelle – don’t like having a stiff piece of leather/rubber/vinyl between their toes all day. To prove that you don’t have to spend a ton or put your foot in a gladiatorial cage to avoid between-your-toes discomfort, we’ve found five alternative flip-flops for summer weekends, all $80 or under.
We like the way the straps on Diba’s Sallie Sandal ($49) flow around the foot, and the fact that they’re substantial enough to keep the shoe from flopping off.
Matiko’s Ivana Sandals ($80) have luxe-looking cutout details on the straps.
A few studs and a metal ring add just a touch of toughness to these thick-strap sandals ($19.50).
These Maplewood Sandals ($70) are from British footwear company Clarks, known for its ridiculously comfortable styles.
A good alternative to a fancier flip-flop, these sandals ($115) are a favorite of Michelle's – and Rachel Zoe's.
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