Sandals That Cover Your Toes & Are Actually Affordable

Ah, yes, sandal season is here. Time to break out your favorite polish and get those pedicures ready! Or, you could just grab a pair of actually affordable sandals that cover your toes. I’ll try to figure out super stealth ways to cover my feet when I don’t have the time (or let’s be real, the funds) for a pedicure, and closed toe sandals are the best lazy girl hack for making feet look great.

Although I love all sorts of summery sandals, closed toe sandals that cover your feet have become life savers for days when I’m just not in the mood to throw on a last-minute coat of nail polish. That's not to say you always need freshly pedicured toes to go out (you definitely don't), but sometimes, you're really just not into showing a lot of foot. And that's okay, too.

Whether you want a strategically strappy pair that covers all the right corners or go for a classic closed toe espadrille sandal, great sandals for shy feet do exist. To find the best pair of closed toe sandals you can actually afford, read on. Trust me, they’ll save your morning when you can’t afford a pedicure or just don’t feel like showing your toes.

1. Cut Out Lace Up Sandals

Steve Madden Women's Leaondra Boat Shoe (5.5-11), $20-$73, Amazon

Lace-up sandals are my favorite trend, and this cutout pair is the perfect addition if you're looking for a comfy option.

2. Perfect Punchy Espadrille Sandals

Breckelles Leatherette Cap Toe D'Orsay Espadrille Flat (5.5-8.5), $19, Amazon

Espadrilles are so easy to throw on, and this bright pair make for an easy go-to summer sandal. Reinforcements at the toe ensure these espadrilles are a bit more durable than your average set of sandals.

3. Lace Up Your Espadrilles, Too

Steve Madden Remy Casual (5-11), $49-$70, Amazon

Love the lace-up-the-leg look? These espadrilles give you the comfort of a sandal but keep things just a little more dressy.

4. Cool Metallic Espadrille Sandals

Qupid Mermosa 10B Flat (5.5-9), $10, Amazon

Update your classic pair of canvas espadrille sandals for a cool metallic pair like these.

5. Criss Crossed Strappy Sandals

Forever Vera-82 Ballet Sandals (5-10), $11-$30, Amazon

A few well placed straps can cover your toes exactly where you want them to, so this pair is a great closed toe sandal option.

6. Edgy Gladiator Sandals

KARLIE-01 Pointed Toe Slit Sandal (5.5-10), $25-$29, Amazon

Gladiator sandals aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and this edgy black pair is an update of the boho summer sandal.

7. Chic Slip-On Mule Sandals

Chinese Laundry Everlong Micro SU Ballet Flat (6-10), $21-$90, Amazon

Slip-on mules are the easiest sandal ever, and this navy blue pair make a chic addition to your Carrie Bradshaw-esque shoe collection.

8. Classic Lace Up Espadrille Wedges

Wild Diva Maegan Crochet Espadrille Wedge (5.5-10), $27-$35, Amazon

If you like the look of classic espadrilles, try a lace up wedge sandal version like this one for a dressier option.

9. Boho Woven Sandals

Paprika YUKAIPA Woven Closed Toe Boho Sandal (6.5-7), $26, Amazon

These boho woven sandals are music festival-worthy, and because they're closed toe sandals, you won't have to worry about getting stepped on.

10. Blue Suede Sandals

Seychelle's Into Thin Air Moccasin (6-10), $16-$75, Amazon

These strappy sandals come in the prettiest shade of blue, plus four other colorways, if you really love the look.

11. Throwback '90s Jelly Sandals

New Summer Retro Jelly Fisherman Sandals (5-11), $14-$27, Amazon

The '90s are back in a major way, including all the Clueless inspired fashion. Flashback to your youth with this crazy glittered pair.

12. Black Studded Sandals

Report Samira Flat Sandal (6-10) , $12-$38, AmazonStudded sandals are an easy transition shoe to take you from casual daywear to a little more dressed up at night.

13. Cut Out Pointed Toe Sandals

WeenFashion ZipperPointed Closed Toe Sandals (4-10), $33-35, Amazon

Sandals like these are perfect to wear with a pair of jeans or flowy T-shirt dress.

14. Cutout T-Strap Sandals

Bamboo Lynda T-Strap Fisherman D'Orsay Flat (6.5-10) , $26, Amazon

This cute sandal has a vintage flair with its T-strap detail, and the little cutouts on the heel and toe give your skin room to breathe.

15. Strappy Look With None Of The Toe Exposure

TTKP Vintage Closed Toe Sandals (5.5-10), $42, Amazon

These two tone sandals have a match-anything metallic toe detailing that can dress up a pair of jeans or dress down a little black dress.

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