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The Best Places in Miami to Find Sandals This Summer

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Sandals are to Miamians what snow boots are to the ten people who live in Antarctica: absolutely, without a doubt, essential. Where else in the country are open toe shoes office-appropriate year-round, or are winter sandals, made of luxe fabrics like pony hair and suede, a thing?

Not too long ago we hand-picked the 19 best places to buy shoes in Miami, but now that summer's ablaze, we're fine-tuning our list to include only some of the best stores to buy killer sandals at, from the new "ugly" contenders to the mighty high and upscale. Click through for the full map, and let us know if you'd add any to our list.


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1. Nordstrom Aventura

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19507 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 356-6900
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Does anyone oppose to Nordstrom's shoe department? Anyone? Ok, good. With two other locations in Aventura Mall and Dadeland Mall, Nordstrom is legendary for carrying a divine collection of contemporary and high end shoes. [Photo]

2. Steve Madden

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19501 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 792-0355
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Former legal issues aside, Steve Madden dominates the shoe game, especially if we're talking a quintessential wedge. Whether you're hunting for flats or stilettos, there's a shoe here for every style and taste, from plain and minimalistic to bold and girly. [Photo]

3. Koko & Palenki

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19505 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33180-2314
(305) 792-9299
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Step into KoKo & Palenki and be welcomed into a world of Tory Burch slip-ons, See by Chloe stacked heels and Schutz wedges, but that doesn't even begin to cover it. [Photo]

4. Scene

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828 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-5525
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Although the store lacks the glamour of many of its competing shoe stores, scene has a pretty solid selection of Birkenstock, Michael Kors and Dolce Vita sandals. Never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a shoe by its shoe box. [Photo]

5. Havaianas

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831 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Havaianas has perfected the art of the flip-flop when they made their first pair in 1962. We mean, who hasn't owned at least one pair throughout their lifetime, or at least borrowed a set in lieu of a surprise beach day? You can find Havaianas at many stores throughout Miami, but here you'll find them in every color imaginable. [Photo]

6. INTERMIX

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634 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-5950
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Intermix has a fabulously trendy selection of designer sandals, from vampy Giuseppe Zanotti pumps to Rag & Bone leather flats. It's where you go when you want to splurge, and what better investment can you make than a pair of shoes? [Photo]

7. Joanna Paige

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900 S Miami Ave, #182
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 379-9300
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Joanna Paige curates the best sandal styles in all the land, from Schultz heels to Loeffler Randal flats. Nigh a shoe goes over $200, so go ahead and shop till you drop. [Photo: Joanna Paige]

8. Capretto

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5822 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-7767
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If you're going to talk about shoe stores in Miami, you have to make mention of Capretto. The store exclusively sells designer, and they've got an amped up sandal game with brands like Balenciaga, Casadei and Jimmy Choo [Photo: Capretto]

9. Vince Camuto

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7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
Vince Camuto shoes are known for being as stylish as they are comfortable and that rings true for their soles in heel and flat form. [Photo]

10. Macy's Dadeland Mall

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7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 665-6226
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With a central location, Macy's at Dadeland Mall is a sandal trap. It's impossible not to slow down and pick one up as you make your way over to the other end of the mall. Just careful not to talk to it. Not that we know from experience or anything. [Photo]

1. Nordstrom Aventura

19507 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
Does anyone oppose to Nordstrom's shoe department? Anyone? Ok, good. With two other locations in Aventura Mall and Dadeland Mall, Nordstrom is legendary for carrying a divine collection of contemporary and high end shoes. [Photo]
19507 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

2. Steve Madden

19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
Former legal issues aside, Steve Madden dominates the shoe game, especially if we're talking a quintessential wedge. Whether you're hunting for flats or stilettos, there's a shoe here for every style and taste, from plain and minimalistic to bold and girly. [Photo]
19501 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

3. Koko & Palenki

19505 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33180-2314
Step into KoKo & Palenki and be welcomed into a world of Tory Burch slip-ons, See by Chloe stacked heels and Schutz wedges, but that doesn't even begin to cover it. [Photo]
19505 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33180-2314

4. Scene

828 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Although the store lacks the glamour of many of its competing shoe stores, scene has a pretty solid selection of Birkenstock, Michael Kors and Dolce Vita sandals. Never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a shoe by its shoe box. [Photo]
828 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Havaianas

831 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Havaianas has perfected the art of the flip-flop when they made their first pair in 1962. We mean, who hasn't owned at least one pair throughout their lifetime, or at least borrowed a set in lieu of a surprise beach day? You can find Havaianas at many stores throughout Miami, but here you'll find them in every color imaginable. [Photo]
831 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. INTERMIX

634 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Intermix has a fabulously trendy selection of designer sandals, from vampy Giuseppe Zanotti pumps to Rag & Bone leather flats. It's where you go when you want to splurge, and what better investment can you make than a pair of shoes? [Photo]
634 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Joanna Paige

900 S Miami Ave, #182, Miami, FL 33130
Joanna Paige curates the best sandal styles in all the land, from Schultz heels to Loeffler Randal flats. Nigh a shoe goes over $200, so go ahead and shop till you drop. [Photo: Joanna Paige]
900 S Miami Ave, #182
Miami, FL 33130

8. Capretto

5822 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143
If you're going to talk about shoe stores in Miami, you have to make mention of Capretto. The store exclusively sells designer, and they've got an amped up sandal game with brands like Balenciaga, Casadei and Jimmy Choo [Photo: Capretto]
5822 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143

9. Vince Camuto

7535 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156
Vince Camuto shoes are known for being as stylish as they are comfortable and that rings true for their soles in heel and flat form. [Photo]
7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156

10. Macy's Dadeland Mall

7535 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156
With a central location, Macy's at Dadeland Mall is a sandal trap. It's impossible not to slow down and pick one up as you make your way over to the other end of the mall. Just careful not to talk to it. Not that we know from experience or anything. [Photo]
7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156