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Swap Out Your Flip-Flops

More supportive than thongs (and less grimy), espadrilles are officially the city dweller’s summer slip-on. But they’re hardly one-style-fits-all.

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1. Graphic
Geometric-print Soludos are a grown-up, beach-appropriate version of old-school Vans ($28 at Oak, 28 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-677-1293).

2. Floral
Sweet liberty-print kicks, also from Soludo, with an assist from Opening Ceremony ($35 for similar styles at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard St., nr. Broadway; 212-219-2688).

3. Crocheted
Breezy Vanda slip-ons are the closest an espadrillophile will come to foot nudity ($40 at Topshop, 478 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-966-9555).

4. Preppy
Lacoste’s fairway-green men’s slip-ons are substantial enough for a game of Frisbee-golf ($50 at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400).

5. Kayak-ready
A little sand, mud, or brackish river water is hardly tragic when your shoes are this affordably priced ($19.94 at Old Navy, 300 W. 125th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-531-1544).

6. Playful
The 150-year-old French fabric company Les Toiles du Soleil returns to its roots with cheery rainbow stripes ($58 at Les Toiles du Soleil, 261 W. 19th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-229-4730).

7. Transitional
Dark hues and a pretty patchwork print make this Fleharty pair wearable through September ($40 at Aldo, 579 Broadway, nr. Prince St.; 212-226-7974).

8. Gallic
Club Monaco’s striped flats are très parisien ($39.50 at 6 W. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-459-9863).

9. Balletic
Not quite ready to retire your ballet flats? Michael Kors offers a comfortable yet still stylish hybrid ($34.50 at 101 Prince St., nr. Mercer St.; 212-965-0401).


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