20 Pairs Of Shoes For Sweaty Feet

Fashion mishaps can be wildly un-glamorous — anyone who's had a pair of jeans rip right at the butt seam, left some major sweat stains on a gray tee, or broken out in a rash thanks to an itchy sweater knows just how badly getting dressed can backfire. But one issue we don't talk about enough is one so many people experience on the regular, and that's the harsh reality of sweaty feet. Especially in the dead of summer, the wrong footwear can turn into a seriously slippery, sticky, and stinky situation.

Since the last thing you want to do is smell up your entire office cubicle, or feel like your feet are suffocating all day long, we've sought out the breathable sandals, slip-ons, and more that even the sweatiest of feet will appreciate. Here's hoping for dry(ish) toes from here on out.
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Teva's barely there velcro straps are shockingly secure. These give your feet major breathing room (and some extra height) without feeling like you'll step right out of them.

Teva x Opening Ceremony
Satin Flatform Sandal, $80, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Mules are a top choice for easy, breezy shoes, and this mesh variation offers extra ventilation.

Rachel Comey
Dahl, $449, available at Rachel Comey.
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How to rock the Nike logo without having to wear a sneaker.

Nike Benassi Duo Ultra Womens Slide, $40, available at Nike.
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Heel strap for security, graphic print for a statement.

Steph Black Graphic, $182.45, available at Miista.
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Add interest to a typical foot-bed sandal with a ribbon detail at the ankle.

Kurt Geiger Dakota, $90, available at Kurt Geiger.
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Slides already get a green light, but with some perforation, they're the ultimate in breathability.

Sol Sana
Solo Slide, $90, available at Need Supply Co.
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With such thin straps, you might just forget you're even wearing shoes.

Ipanema Philippe Starck Thing G, $38, available at Ipanema.
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The fewer superfluous elements, the better. These are proof.

Madewell The Willa Slide Sandal, $88 $69.50, available at Madewell.
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If you've got to go for a closed toe, look for a shoe with a cutout that at least provides a little air down there.

Coruna, $290, available at Loq.
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Put a bow on it while still showing a little skin.

ASOS Chunky Bow Flat Sandals, $65, available at ASOS.
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You don't have to shy away from fabric footwear, if half your foot is still exposed.

Topshop Khloe Ankle Tie Shoe, $100 $30, available at Topshop.
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Geometric shapes, ornate heels, and subtle holes are a great way to keep your work heels feeling interesting.

Jeffrey Campbell Tangier, $110, available at Jeffrey Campbell.
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Say goodbye to those sky-high platforms: A d'orsay grandma heel is ideal for dressing up.

Zara D'Orsay Shoes, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Booties aren't out of the question when they come hole-punched.

Elodie Bruno Baby Jane Boots, $330 $248.99, available at Need Supply Co.
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Behold: Another closed-toe option that looks polished, but isn't completely enclosed.

Anne Thomas
Williamsburg, $222.25, available at Anne Thomas.
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Peep-toes, your warm-weather savior.

COS Knotted Leather Sandals, $135, available at COS.
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Yes, suede can work, as long as your toes and heels are out in the fresh air.

Front Row Shop
Pink Suede Mules, $92, available at Front Row Shop.
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Go for high heels that have plenty of openings, yet still thick, supportive straps.

ATP Cate, $286, available at ATP.
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The unexpected heel shape adds an extra something to this otherwise super-minimal sandal.

Brother Vellies Ivory Sphere Sandal, $584, available at Brother Vellies.
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For when your toes need protection (think summer concerts, carnivals, and Sundays spent wandering around town), an all-over breathable sneaker is a must.

Loeffler Randall Roxie Lace-up Runner, $395 $197.50, available at Loeffler Randall.

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