The Best Summer Shoes of 2017, at Every Price Point

"My eyes are up here." —you, in a pair of jeweled pineapple slides

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Barefoot is best, but some bejeweled/pompom-ed/ruffly/otherwise embellished sandals are pretty great too. Here, 20 excellent pairs, whether you want to spend $ or $$$.

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1 Ready for These Jellies

Bold move starting this slideshow with jellies, but they are more of a summer classic than "Sorry," and it's kind of funny when an adult wears them. 

$13, forever21.com.

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2 Ain't Laurent Flat Pumps

These are flat so you can wear them to frolic in the park without aerating the grass, and they're the prettiest pale purple. 

$20, hm.com.

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3 Chanel-y Pearls...

 At a most un-Chanel price. 

$39, charleskeith.com.

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4 Poolside Polka-Dot Pleats

Say that five times fast. 

$53, asos.com.

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5 Extra Ventilation

The sheer panels make it like not wearing shoes at all.

$70, shop.mango.com.

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6 Pineapples Are Still in My Head

Me: "If I see another pineapple in 2017, so help me..." Also me: *add to cart.*

$70, zara.com.

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7 Even If You Think Festivals Are Lame

A small heel for a bit of lift, pompoms for a bit of fun.

$89, ninewest.com.

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8 You Know Who Made These

Do not leave unattended while you take a dip, that's all we have to say. 

$90, urbanoutfitters.com.

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9 Pretend Loafers

Good for when you want to pretend you're wearing proper shoes to the office. 

$95, stories.com.

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10 Ankle-Tie Flats

Actual proper shoes that come with bonus ankle ribbons.

$138, jcrew.com.

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11 Blush Espadrilles

Classic espadrilles in the prettiest pale pink. 

$179, andreassous.com.

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12 Heeled Sandals (Because You Do Need a Pair)

When your favorite emerging designer (Molly Goddard) meets your favorite high-street shop (Topshop). 

$240, topshop.com.

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13 Truly Extra Slides

These slides are doing the most—beaded antennae *and* pompoms!—and we love it. 

$325, askacollection.com.

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14 Lawn-Safe Ruffles

Hurry up and get engaged so I can wear these to your sickeningly sweet wedding. 

$325, loefflerrandall.com.

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15 Curves Ahead

Never not into a dramatic curved upper. 

$425, shop.alumnae.nyc.

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16 'SATC' Forever

So very Carrie B. in the most complimentary way.

$425, francesvalentine.com.

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17

These Mercedes CastilloChristopher Kane Spring 2009 (those fluttery circles) but for your feet. 

$495, net-a-porter.com.

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18 Yet More Pompoms

(We have a pompom problem, and these Trademark slides aren't helping.)

$498, needsupply.com.

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19 OTT Orthopedic

A chunky Dr. Scholl's shape meets a low heel inset with pearls in this pair from Nicholas Kirkwood. 

$895, net-a-porter.com.

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20 Baroque-on-Acid Slides

These dudes from No. 21 are f*cking mad, but if you can, you gotta. 

$1,195, modaoperandi.com.

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