high vs. low: shoes

the season’s best shoes, at every price

We all love to online "window" shop for amazing shoes, but there is a downside to it: The pressure of knowing that, usually, we can't afford the shoes we fall in love with. Unfortunately for designers (but great for us), there are lower priced shoe brands that create nearly identical replicas every season. We rounded up the best summer shoes and their lower priced counterparts. Click through the gallery to see our picks.

THE FLORAL SLIP ONHIGH: msgm, floral slip on sneakers, $391, available at ShopBop.

LOW: vans, liberty slip-on, $60, available at Vans.

THE PRINTED ESPADRILLEHIGH: nicholas kirkwood, star-print satin espadrilles, $365, available at Matches Fashion.

LOW: love moschino, slip on printed espadrilles, $146.28, available at Coggles.


HIGH: marc jacobs, twill with pave stars slide clog, $1,945, available at marc jacobs.

LOW: dr. scholl's, classic, $55, available at Zappos


HIGH: church's

, kara penny loafers, $500, available at

Barneys New York


LOW: g.h. bass & co

, diane origial weejuns, $128, available at

G.H. Bass & Co


THE LACE-UP BLACK HEELHIGH: gianvito rossi, lace-up leather pumps, $850, available at Net-A-Porter.

LOW: penny loves kenny

, mingle, $34.99, available at 6PM.

THE SHOWER SLIDEHIGH: givenchy, logo rubber sandal slide, $295, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

LOW: nike

, beans just do it, $60, available at



THE BIRKENSTOCKHIGH: birkenstock, arizona oiled leather, $125, available at Zappos.

LOW: steve madden

, bearfoot, $49.95, available at

Steve Madden


THE METALLIC SILVER PUMPHIGH: christian louboutin, décolleté 100 metallic leather pumps, $695, available at Net-A-Porter.

LOW: charles by charles david

, pact dress pump, $31.01, available at Amazon.