04/18/2012 09:33 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Summer Sandals: 11 Flats That Won't Kill Your Feet (PHOTOS)

Who could ever forget the image of Jackie Onassis strolling the streets of Capri in her strappy leather sandals, oversized sunglasses perched atop her head? The epitome of casual elegance, the former first lady was a pro when it came to relaxing in style. And, unsurprisingly, flats were very much part of her uniform.

Now that our boots are in storage (we hope!), flat sandals are on our mind. Whether it's J.Crew leather flip-flops or bejeweled sandals from Miss Trish, we are here to make sure you're headed to the beach (or just the summer streets) in style.

We love the comfortable footwear because they are a step up from the more common rubber flip-flops. Make no mistake, your Havaianas serve a vital function, but leather sandals are just a little more elegant, without sacrificing their casual vibe. Leather sandals also tend to be sturdier, which makes them last longer -- bonus! I currently own a pair of K.Jacques sandals that were quite an investment when I purchased them, but have been worn day after day four summers in a row now. Here, our roundup of eleven pairs of leather sandals ready to pair with your cropped jeans or cutoff shorts (oh, and one of these pairs is a giveaway!).

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