Happy birthday, America! And really, when we're celebrating our country's 235th B-day, we might as well be throwing ourselves a party—meaning it's time for us citizens to buy ourselves a present, too. With house parties and backyard/rooftop barbecues on the agenda all weekend long, we're focusing on our last-minute packing list, and first up is shoes, shoes, shoes. Specifically, sandals for summer! We're taking advantage of this stunning weather by indulging our new pedicure with some breathing room. To liberate your feet, we used ours to troll the streets of NYC for the best options on offer. And well, we think you'll like the results—12 summer sandals for all your sunny, sandy, steamy occasions, from beach days to boozy parties (we prefer to combine the two). Now, who's buying those sparklers?
Check out our roundup of super-chic summer sandals that'll make you sweat!