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Strappy sandals and sky-high wedges will always be in style during the summer, but sometimes you need something a bit more practical without sacrificing the look.
Vazquez visited TODAY Thursday to show great ways to rock these three trends well into the fall.
1. Espadrille sneakers
Espadrilles say summer fun while a lace-up athletic shoe adds convenience and comfort. Meanwhile, the platform adds a little lift while the sneaker sole keeps the vibe laid back — it's the perfect mix! With embroidery, metallic accents and a ton of colors, there are dozens of great ways to try these out.
Tretorn Eve Lace Up Platform Espadrille Sneakers, $100, Bloomingdale's
These sneakers have a perforated leather design, creating the breeziness of a sandal with the structure of a sneaker.
Canvas Platform Sneaker, $89, Soludos
Who doesn't love olive green? But if you were looking for something in a different color, this canvas sneaker also comes in two other colors.
KENDALL + KYLIE Joslyn Leather Cap Toe Espadrille Sneaker, $83, Lord and Taylor
This shoe adds an inch of height while looking adorable with the leather cap toe.
Soludos Rose Platform Tennis Sneakers, $99, Shopbop
These lace-ups are adorable with this rose embroidery along the side.
Truffle Metallic Lace Up Espadrille, $26, ASOS
This shoe adds a touch of shine to any simple outfit.
J/Slides Rally Espadrille Sneaker, $78, Footnotes
This woodsy pattern is perfect for summer adventures in the great outdoors.
2. Slides and slip-ons
By now, you've probably heard that slides are a huge trend this summer, but we're not just talking about sandals — the slide also works for sneakers! What could be easier than slipping on a pair of these comfy kicks and heading out the door?
Kinsley Slide Sneaker, $110, Nordstrom
This sporty-looking shoe comes in two finishes: leather and suede.
Jaxon Sneaker, $40, Chinese Laundry
This shoe comes in five — repeat, five — adorable colors, so stock up!
Metallic Embroidered Slip On Sneaker in Silver, $40, Shein
This shoe does the flirting for you!
Cubana Sneaker, $70, Supra Footwear
This design of this shoe gives off a skateboarding vibe, while the gold-leather finish makes it modern and feminine.
Treasure Chest Denim Slip On Sneaker, $27, Go Jane
Who says you can't dress sneakers up? These bedazzled kick begs to differ.
Twisted Slip On Trainers, $40, Topshop
These slip-on trainers make it so easy to rock the trend.
3. The all-white sneaker
We know you loved your all-white Chucks and Keds, but why not try this updated version of the monochromatic shoe? (And if you're worried about the white, here's how to keep them clean.)
Puma Basket Heart Patent Athletic Shoe, $85, Journeys
These shoes might technically be athletic shoes, but don't let that fool you — you could pull these off anywhere.
Women's Wool Runners, $95, All Birds
These lightweight sneaks are breathable and flexible, meaning maximum comfort for you.
Qupid Quilted High Top Sneakers, $18, Charlotte Russe
If you're looking for that classic, high-top style, look no further than this faux leather, cap-toed shoe. The quilted facade is a great modern update to the classic look.
Superga Cotmultifoxingw Striped Platform Sneakers, $85, Bloomingdale's
This striped platform will give you height with the comfort of a sneaker.
Matthew-02 White Laceup Sneaker, $33, Qupid
The gold accents on these low-top shoes really accentuate the white leather.
Star Patch Mesh Design Lace Up Sneaker, $36, Shein
How cute are the star accents on these mesh kicks?
She Said Bloom Embellished Sneaker, $50, Nasty Gal
These sweet shoes are vegan leather, and will work well into fall.
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