The Sandals to Wear When Your Pedicure Is Chipped

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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.

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Zara, $26;

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Topshop, $24;

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Asos, $45;

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Ancient Greek Sandals, $214;

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Sophia Webster, $330;

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Whistles, $170;

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Banana Republic, $108;

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J. Crew, $168;

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Chamula, $58;

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