After months of struggling through those winter blahs, it’s hard to believe that your spring-break vacation may finally be right around the corner. But, before you drift off into those dreams of crystal-clear waters, palm trees, and infinite sunshine, there’s packing to do. And, sure, while you’ll need your slew of swimsuits, cover-ups, and sunnies, you certainly can’t forget about practical beach footwear.
But, think beyond flip-flops. (Although, you’ll need those, too.) In order to keep your toes as happy as your island soul, you should pack an assortment of kicks that’ll take you from the sand to the boardwalk to that little tiki hut for piña coladas. And, because vacays always come with a hefty price tag, we’d venture a guess that you probably don’t want to spend too much extra cash on shoes, especially when that moola could be used for a few more tropical drinks. That’s why we rounded up 20 beach-perfect steppers — from packable, lightweight slip-ons to sleek sandals — all under $50. Because, yes, cheap can look that good.