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Shine on this summer in sandals crafted of chic metallic leather, jellies and vegan leather.

Tory Burch, Miller Block Heel

Metallics are a growing trend that will continue through fall and beyond. In footwear, these hues have the key advantage of working well with a variety of colors and styles while adding a touch of glamour to any ensemble.

Loeffler Randall at Neiman Marcus, Suze Tassel Pompom Flat Sandal

Gold and silver are most prevalent, but many designers are also embracing bronze, gunmetal, copper, metallic pink and mixed metals in both glossy and matte finishes. A broader metallic palette that includes reds and blues is on tap this fall, including iridescent and foil treatments.

There’s a metallic sandal for every occasion and in every hot silhouette – slides, platforms, block and spike heels and the ever-popular thong.

Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus, Marianne Strappy 100mm Sandal in Gold

Some, like the strappy gold Jimmy Choo stiletto at Neiman Marcus, sport a bit of glitter for extra punch. Others, like Jack Rogers’ signature whipstitched leather thongs at Neiman’s, mix metallics with trendy cork or contrasting colors.

Valentino, Rockstud Flip Flop

Nordstrom stocks no less than 124 metallic sandals, from Valentino’s perky pyramid studded gold Rockstud flipflop to Giuseppe Zanetti’s gold and crystal ankle strap spike heel.

Eileen Fisher offers a lovely soft metallic bronze leather in two styles – a cross strap espadrille and a flat wide-strap slide.

Steve Madden, Sparkly Slide Sandal

Among Aldo’s considerable selection of metallics is a fun cushioned slide that combines metallic faux leather with fake fur in pink, black or white. Hurry, because these $35 cuties are going fast.

Stella McCartney at Neiman Marcus, Star Wooden-Platform Sandal

Dillard’s displays a plethora of metallics, including sexy snake print heels by Michael Michael Kors and Kate Spade’s cork platforms with gold floral straps and flat gold slides embellished with chihuahuas and cacti. They’ve also got several styles by Donald J Pliner, including a floral spike heel in bronze, gold and ivory leather.

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