30 Perfect Summer Sandals Under $30
A killer pair of hot-weather kicks doesn't need to break the bank.
Whether your summer plans involve lazy days lounging by the pool or trekking around a new city on vacation, there’s one seasonal essential that can make or break your outing: the right footwear. But spending $100—or even $50!—on a pair of sandals isn’t exactly an appealing prospect considering these are shoes you only wear for a few months each year. That’s why we scoured the internet to find options that are comfortable, stylish, and will keep your budget intact. Check out these 30 pairs of extremely chic sandals that all have price tags below $30. Happy shopping!
Best Life’s editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we’re hoping you’ll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn’t mean you’ll pay more for them (we’d never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece’s initial publication date, but it’s the internet and we can’t guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!
$18; buy now at H&M
Perfect with cut-offs for a Fourth-themed picnic or with a sundress for a night out, these adorable tied bandana-style sandals are an easy addition to any wardrobe.
$18$15; buy now at Walmart
Want something cuter than your average black slides to wear to the pool this summer? Then snag a pair of these slides from Walmart, emblazoned with the word “love” on top.
$25$20; buy now at Target
With a hammered faux leather sole and an elegant set of crossed straps over your toes, nobody will believe that these stylish sandals set you back just $25.
Katy Perry Geli Sandals
$49$25; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
They may look like a slice of lemon, but these sunny sandals from Katy Perry are cute enough to sweeten any look.
Flat Brown Leather Sandals
$18$13; buy now at Macy’s
If you’re looking for a balanced combination of comfort and style, these brown faux leather stitched sandals are as easy on your arches as they are on the eyes.
Roxy Cabo Costas
$19; buy now at Zappos
Upgrade your flip-flops this summer with these braided sandals from Roxy. With stylish blue and silver accents, they look as great with a beach cover-up as they do with a little black dress.
Puma Pop Cat Slides
$25; buy now at Famous Footwear
Spice up your look with a little color, courtesy of these white Puma slides, patterned with the brand’s logo in five neon hues.
Black Leather Sandals
$30$25; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
The perfect shoe for summer weddings doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Case in point: these stylish black sandals, which run just $25 at Nordstrom Rack.
Pink Strappy Sandals
$13; buy now at H&M
Feeling a bit nostalgic for the ’90s? These powder-pink strappy sandals will help you recapture the glory of that decade’s style, with or without the accompanying babydoll dress and butterfly clips.
Heeled Silver Sandals
$25$17; buy now at Forever 21
Show-stopping shoes don’t have to break the bank. While these silver heeled sandals from Forever 21 were originally a budget-friendly $25, they’re even harder to resist at $17 on sale.
Black Jelly Flats
$23; buy now at ASOS
Comfort and style go hand-in-hand with these black jelly sandals from ASOS. With thick straps and a rugged heel, these are the perfect shoes for either a day at the office or a leisurely summer stroll.
Powder Blue Strappy Sandals
$23; buy now at Lulus
Elvis had his blue suede shoes, and now you can have the next best thing: a pair of strappy blue faux suede sandals, perfect for adding a pop of color to any summer style.
Faux Fur Pool Slides
$13; buy now at Rainbow
Who says that pool slides have to be boring? These bright green faux fur ones from Rainbow will have you looking like a million bucks (but cost just $13) as you soak up some sun.
Distressed Leather Sandals
$10; buy now at Overstock
Get in on the distressed trend without committing to an expensive pair of artfully-shredded jeans with these topstitched faux leather sandals, which will set you back just $10.
Black Buckle Sandals
$20; buy now at DSW
Love Birkenstocks but don’t have the budget for a pair? This set of cork-soled buckle sandals from DSW have a similar style, but without the high price tag.
Bow Slide Sandal
$30$15; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
Brighten up your usual black staples with a pair of these sunny slides, complete with comfortable cork soles.
Striped Knotted Bow Sandals
$23$18; buy now at Target
Looking for the perfect nautical-inspired addition to your summer wardrobe? Well, look no further than these blue-and-white striped bow sandals, which are on sale for only $18 at Target.
Havaianas Silver Flip-Flops
$20$12; buy now at Macy’s
Havaianas have been popular for decades, but the brand offers more stylish sandals than the black flip-flops it’s best known for. This silver pair, for example, can quickly brighten up any look.
$25; buy now at DSW
There are few summer shoes more iconic than a pair of Adidas slides. Perfect for lounging by the pool (or braving the not-so-spotless showers at your gym), these comfy slides won’t go out of style anytime soon.
Red Slide Sandals
$23$18; buy now at Target
These bright red sandals will punch up any look, whether it’s a light sundress or a go-to favorite pair of white jeans.
Pink Jelly Slides
$19; buy now at ASOS
Early 2000s style is back in a big way, and there’s no better way to celebrate its triumphant return than with a pair of bright pink slides, like these from ASOS, available for just $19.
Mustard Jute Slides
$19$14; buy now at Walmart
Whether your summer plans include a music festival, camping trip, or just a lot of time spent lounging in the hammock in your backyard, these sandals—with thick, jute-wrapped soles—are as comfortable as they are stylish.
Beaded Slide Sandal
$80$22; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
The classic summer slide just got a glamorous makeover, courtesy of these sandals, which have both lacing and gem details—perfect for any fan of maximalist style.
Black Fringed Sandals
$25$18; buy now at Forever 21
The fringe trend is still going strong, but you don’t have to spend a boatload of money to add this trendy accessory to your collection. At just $18, these sandals are stylish, but inexpensive enough that you won’t feel bad donating them when fringe seems passé once again.
Black Scalloped Sandals
$18; buy now at H&M
There are few things more effortlessly cool than a pair of plain black suede sandals—and this pair, complete with an ankle strap and scalloped detailing, are just the right mix of stylish and simple.
Crocs Men’s Black Flip-Flops
$25; buy now at Kohl’s
There’s one thing even Crocs’ most ardent detractors can admit: They sure are comfortable. Luckily, even if you’re not fan of the company’s clogs, you can still enjoy all of their comfort in a slightly more understated style with these men’s flip-flops.
$15; buy now at DSW
The perfect gold accessory isn’t a pair of earrings or a necklace—it’s these strappy sandals from Espirit, which will set you back just $15.
Green Dual Strap Sandals
$25; buy now at Walmart
Sturdy and classic, with a hint of trendiness courtesy of their rose gold buckle, these easy and comfortable sandals are so stylish folks will have a hard time believing you snagged them at your local Walmart.
$35$25; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
Clear Jelly Shoes
$23; buy now at ASOS
Revisit your favorite childhood footwear this summer with these adorable clear jelly sandals from ASOS, as fitting for a summer picnic as they are for a trip through the sprinkler. And for more summer staples, discover these 25 Outdoor Party Essentials Under $25 for the Ultimate Summer Bash.
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