8 Designer Look-Alike Sandals for Less
It's time for picnics in the park and boardwalk strolls, so free your feet and show off your pedicure in a favorite pair of sandals. Thongs, espadrilles, gladiators, et al come in a myriad of colors and styles -- and prices. Pick up a pair of flip flops for a few dollars at Old Navy or spend upwards of $600 for a pair from Gucci. If you love the look but not the price, don't sweat. Cheapism.com found eight designer look-alike sandals for a fraction of the cost.
Gambol about this summer in the Phoebe Snake-Embossed Flat Sandal by Tory Burch – for $250. The brown leather sandal secures the foot with a t-strap and an ankle strap. A gold-toned clasp and studs complement the snakeskin pattern.
These aren't just any dollar flip-flops -- meet the $240 Pandy Pow Jelly Thong Sandal by Salvatore Ferragamo. The jelly texture and low heel will keep your feet comfortable all day, and the blush pink color complements any summer pedicure.
If you'd rather not spend hundreds of dollars on flip-flops, how about $19 for the Bellamarie Jolin-2 Sweet Jelly T-Strap? Like the Ferragamo pair, these sandals are adorned with a fetching faux-lace bow; sparkly stones add bling. The pinkish nude color will blend right into your wardrobe.
If you're addicted to attention-drawing gems, you'll instantly take to BCBGeneration's Baila Flat Jeweled T-Strap Sandal. Maybe you'll overlook the $125 price tag while admiring the glittering stones, flat heel, and black leather strap and thong.
For a classic sandal that pairs well with any outfit, try the Gala Ankle-Strap Sandals by Chloé. This understated style features a leather toe band and ankle strap in complementary tones (respectively, pastel and tan or deep blue and navy) but costs plenty -- specifically, $495.
Save a few bucks and pick up a similar pair by Mossimo (the Target house brand) for $25. The Women's Sorsha Ankle Strap Sandal is a monotone version of the designer shoe, and comes in black, cognac, and white. It features a thermoplastic rubber sole and scores rave reviews for comfort.