8 Designer Look-Alike Sandals for Less

HIGH-END SANDAL STYLES, LOW-END SANDAL PRICES

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.

THE LOOK: SNAKESKIN

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.

FOR LESS: SNAKESKIN

For $30, though, you can step out in New Directions Sparkle Jeweled Sandal in the gold snakeskin pattern. The thong strap kicks it up a notch with eye-catching jewels.

THE LOOK: JELLY FLIP-FLOP

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. 

FOR LESS: JELLY FLIP-FLOP

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.

THE LOOK: JEWELED T-STRAP

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.

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FOR LESS: JEWELED T-STRAP

You can get your gem fix for less, however, wih Candie's Women's Embellished Thong Sandals for $35. You'll find comfort in the padded footbed and glamour in the faux gems; a touch of gold on the straps adds flair.

THE LOOK: ANKLE STRAP

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.

FOR LESS: ANKLE STRAP

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.

THE LOOK: LACE ESPADRILLE

With a wardrobe full of gauzy summer dresses and flowery skirts, polish off the look with the Jackie Lace Peep-Toe Espadrille Wedge Pumps by Tory Burch. Delicate lace, a bow and charm combo, and a low wedge heel promise comfort and flirty style for $158.

FOR LESS: LACE ESPADRILLE

Alternatively, spend $25 for the same feminine silhouette with the Krochet Peep Toe Wedge by American Eagle. Elegant white lace and a trendy 4-inch wedge heel will add chic and elegance all summer long.

THE LOOK: CHAIN THONG

For something with a little edge, check out Alexander McQueen's Chain Thong Sandal. Pay the startling price of $765 and walk out in a cool, marine-blue thong sandal with a silver chain looping around the front and zipper closure at the back.
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FOR LESS: CHAIN THONG

Stick with the edgy theme but at a fraction of the price with the Bamboo Josalyn-01 sandal. The same stylish chain embellishment and thong design made of "vegan" leather can be yours for just $30.

THE LOOK: FLORAL PRINT SLIP-ONS

When you want to take a day off from sandals, slip into a pair of Joshua Sanders Floral Print Slip On Sneakers. This informal, pointy-toe shoe with a 1.5-inch sole costs $350 and works well with jeans or a casual skirt when heading out to a picnic or barbecue.

FOR LESS: FLORAL PRINT SLIP-ONS

If you're as committed to the romantic floral pattern as you are to your budget, check out the $29 Floral Slip-on Sneakers at Oasap. This version likewise sports soft neutral florals, a no-laces style, and a rubber outer sole.