I’m Freaking Out Over How Expensive These 30 Under-$100 Summer Shoes Look


If someone asked me what my favorite thing about summer is, I’d be quick to respond that it’s the shoes. (it’s true—I’m not keen on the weather.) Summer shoes are fun and friendly and can actually be pretty affordable. Perhaps because summer shoes require fewer materials, I find sourcing pairs that only look expensive to be easier than in other seasons.

Since I currently have summer shoes on the brain and freak over affordable shoes that look expensive, I made a shopping list. These 30 summer shoes will thrill and delight, but they won’t deplete your bank account all that much, as each pair costs less than $100. I scoured the stock at Mango, Zara, Nordstrom, Shopbop, and several other favorites, and I think you’ll be pleased with my findings (all of which look like they cost at least a few hundred dollars). Scroll to find—and perhaps order—your favorites.

Our editor in chief, Kat Collings, put these on my radar, and she has impeccable taste in shoes. 

These look quite comfortable.

I’d like to be wearing these right now.

These will go with literally everything.

No, that price isn’t a mirage.

Snag these before they sell out.

These would be perfect vacation sandals.

These seem essential to me.

Beach days are calling.

This peachy color would go with everything.

Simple, chic, versatile.

Yes, they’re technically jellies, but the color and sleek shape make them look expensive.

Fisherman sandals are my favorite shoe trend of this summer, so these are a no-brainer.

See what I mean by looks expensive?

I’m obsessed with the color of these.

I don’t typically like espadrilles, but these are really good.

No one will know they’re just $90.

The woven leather makes these look extra expensive.

These can easily be dressed up or down.

The hardware on these is the opposite of trendy.

I can’t believe these are only $35.

Woven leather strikes again.

Sometimes, hardware can look cheap, but not in this case.

Just read the reviews if you need convincing.

These feel like walking on a cloud.

These would make great wedding shoes.

These won’t take up much room in your vacation suitcase.

You can’t go wrong with any of the colors these come in.

So good with a miniskirt.

Ruching turns simple shoes into pretty shoes.

Next up, shop the most obsession-worthy shoes at Nordstrom right now.

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