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Ready your pedis and kick your Chelsea boots to the curb (at least for a couple of days) 'cause sandal season is here. For much of June, July and August, you'll probably be bundled up in layers but who cares? The calendar says summer and, dammit, your feet wanna play and your toes wanna be free. This  guide to our favorite local sandal-shopping spots is guaranteed to lead to a fine summer romance—and several major crushes. (Boutiques are mapped north to south.)

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1. Freda Salvador

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2416 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 872-9690
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Freda Salvador's cool gladiators and caged T-strap sandals will give your summer look an edgy boost, and a touch of San Francisco flair. They're a perfect way to fly the flag for Bay Area designers while you travel—everyone will wanna know where you got them.

2. Heidi Says Shoes

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2105 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 409-6850
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The Pac Heights staple carries a chic mix of moderate and high-end shoes, and always has a killer sandal selection. Flip-flops and espadrilles to gorgeous peep-toes, you'll find perfect pairs for every occasion under the sun. Photo

3. Wilkes Bashford

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375 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
This venerable SF department store is one of the pricier stops on this list, but maybe the company's sale selection will give you an excuse to pick up a glamorous pair of Louboutins or Manolos. We also recently spied some good-for-walking-while-chic Bettye Mullers and Pedro Garcias. Photo

4. Paolo

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524 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 552-4580
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While most of the San Francisco-based designer's colorful leather sandals aren't necessarily made for navigating our hilly terrain, they're certainly showstoppers (hello, Lyft). After you check out the Hayes Street store, be sure to peruse the Fillmore boutique, too.

5. Gimme Shoes

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416 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-0691
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The iconic Gimme shoes with three locations—two on Hayes Street and one on Fillmore Street—has been a go-to for sandal addicts for decades. The well-edited selection of brands includes: Dries Van Noten, Jutta Neumann, Chie Mihara, Robert Clergerie, Fiorentini + Baker, Repetto and Vialis. Photo

6. Rand + Statler

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425 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 634-0881
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This Hayes Valley boutique will hook you up with haute and hip styles—some of which are easy to walk in, some not so much. Ancient Greek Sandals, Loeffler Randall and A.P.C. are a few of the labels in the boutique's small-but-mighty shoe section.

7. Intermix

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From Birkenstock to Rag & Bone to an impressive selection of Valentino Rockstuds, Intermix has nailed the cool-girl's summer sandal aesthetic. Plus, it offers a convenient excuse to head over to Marin—in case you needed one.

8. Bulo Shoes

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418 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 255-4939
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You'll find toe-flaunting flats by cult-fave Cydwoc (made by hand in Cali) and small-heeled, strappy beauties from the likes of P. Monjo, Albertio Fermani and Lilimill. If you're hunting for comfortable and hard-to-find brands, Bulo's got the goods. Photo

9. Shoe Biz

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1420 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 861-0313
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With three locations on Haight Street, one on Valencia and one on 24th, Shoe Biz is among the reigning small chain shoe stores in San Francisco. Look for brands like Seychelles, Dr. Marten, Fred Perry, H by Hudson and more. All the shoes and sandals are most definitely made for walking. Don't miss amazing sale prices on past and current seasons in the back of the store.

10. Shaw Shoes

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2001 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 922-5676
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Shaw Shoes is a requisite stop for the upmarket customer in Cow Hollow. This is your source for Rachel Zoe-favorites like Casadei, as well as Giuseppe Zanotti and Rene Caovilla. High-heel lovers meet your nirvana. Photo

1. Freda Salvador

2416 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Freda Salvador's cool gladiators and caged T-strap sandals will give your summer look an edgy boost, and a touch of San Francisco flair. They're a perfect way to fly the flag for Bay Area designers while you travel—everyone will wanna know where you got them.
2416 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

2. Heidi Says Shoes

2105 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The Pac Heights staple carries a chic mix of moderate and high-end shoes, and always has a killer sandal selection. Flip-flops and espadrilles to gorgeous peep-toes, you'll find perfect pairs for every occasion under the sun. Photo
2105 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

3. Wilkes Bashford

375 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
This venerable SF department store is one of the pricier stops on this list, but maybe the company's sale selection will give you an excuse to pick up a glamorous pair of Louboutins or Manolos. We also recently spied some good-for-walking-while-chic Bettye Mullers and Pedro Garcias. Photo
375 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA

4. Paolo

524 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
While most of the San Francisco-based designer's colorful leather sandals aren't necessarily made for navigating our hilly terrain, they're certainly showstoppers (hello, Lyft). After you check out the Hayes Street store, be sure to peruse the Fillmore boutique, too.
524 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. Gimme Shoes

416 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The iconic Gimme shoes with three locations—two on Hayes Street and one on Fillmore Street—has been a go-to for sandal addicts for decades. The well-edited selection of brands includes: Dries Van Noten, Jutta Neumann, Chie Mihara, Robert Clergerie, Fiorentini + Baker, Repetto and Vialis. Photo
416 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Rand + Statler

425 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
This Hayes Valley boutique will hook you up with haute and hip styles—some of which are easy to walk in, some not so much. Ancient Greek Sandals, Loeffler Randall and A.P.C. are a few of the labels in the boutique's small-but-mighty shoe section.
425 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. Intermix

Larkspur, CA
From Birkenstock to Rag & Bone to an impressive selection of Valentino Rockstuds, Intermix has nailed the cool-girl's summer sandal aesthetic. Plus, it offers a convenient excuse to head over to Marin—in case you needed one.

8. Bulo Shoes

418 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
You'll find toe-flaunting flats by cult-fave Cydwoc (made by hand in Cali) and small-heeled, strappy beauties from the likes of P. Monjo, Albertio Fermani and Lilimill. If you're hunting for comfortable and hard-to-find brands, Bulo's got the goods. Photo
418 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Shoe Biz

1420 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
With three locations on Haight Street, one on Valencia and one on 24th, Shoe Biz is among the reigning small chain shoe stores in San Francisco. Look for brands like Seychelles, Dr. Marten, Fred Perry, H by Hudson and more. All the shoes and sandals are most definitely made for walking. Don't miss amazing sale prices on past and current seasons in the back of the store.
1420 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

10. Shaw Shoes

2001 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Shaw Shoes is a requisite stop for the upmarket customer in Cow Hollow. This is your source for Rachel Zoe-favorites like Casadei, as well as Giuseppe Zanotti and Rene Caovilla. High-heel lovers meet your nirvana. Photo
2001 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123