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Those delicate ankle straps are like a much cooler (not to mention comfier) twist on barbed wire.

K. Jacques makes some of the most grown-up flip-flop alternatives we've ever seen, and we love the studs on this particular pair.

Minimalist with just a hint of bold color—and the price is right.

Eye-catching yellow polka dots make these ones playful.

At least half of Lucky's digital team is obsessed with these golden-heeled beauties.

Make like Hermes (the mythical god, not the luxury leather goods label) in these winged sandals.

The most dressed-up espadrilles ever.

Timeless and crazy-affordable, Saltwater Sandals are making a serious comeback this summer.

Hate typical flip-flops? No need to get crabby—these sparkly shoes will fit the bill nicely.

The gold-toned chain makes these look far pricier than they really are.

The thin ankle wraps and woven finish make these an exotic flip-flop alternative.