Summer shoe choices (read; anything open toed) can leave much to be desired. Flats or heels, t-straps or cages, wearing the same pairs year in and year out shifts even spectacular looks to dull. The definition of a sandal is… a light shoe with either an openwork upper or straps attaching the sole to the foot (we checked). With lots of room for interpretation, here’s warm weather footwear inspiration to beat heat and look super slick. Inventive embellishment and rich textiles make all the difference.