In the sandal sphere, there's no shortage of styles, running the gamut from wedged espadrilles to minimalist designs, strappy slides to lace-up gladiators. But as different as they are, they share one thing in common—an open-toe silhouette, which unfortunately, requires painstaking effort in terms of pedicure upkeep.
When design geniuses Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler introduced their closed-toe flatform on the spring/summer 2014 runway (above, left), it served as a cool, edgier alternative to traditional sandals. And more recently, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo debuted a pointy-toe perforated design on the spring/summer 2015 runway that had all the benefits of a sandal (read: maximum ventilation), but without the exposure.
And now that we're shifting our attention from summer fashion to fall, closed-toe sandal hybrids make for the perfect transitional shoe during those awkward in-between periods of seasonal uncertainty. On that note, we rounded up our nine favorite woven designs to take you from now to the end of fall, no pedicure required.
Zara, $26; zara.com
Topshop, $24; topshop.com
Asos, $45; asos.com
Ancient Greek Sandals, $214; ancient-greek-sandals.com
Sophia Webster, $330; net-a-porter.com
Whistles, $170; whistles.com
Banana Republic, $108; bananarepublic.com
J. Crew, $168; jcrew.com
Chamula, $58; office.co.uk