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The Toe Ring Sandals Meghan Markle Wore Sold Out Immediately—But Here Are 7 Dupes That Are Actually Better for Your Feet

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Leave it to Meghan Markle to make toe rings cool again (hello, '90s). Okay, maybe not *actual* toe rings (although if she did add some Markle Sparkle to her royal trotters, we definitely would, too) but toe-ring sandals, strappy summer shoes with a built-in toe loop.

According to WhoWhatWear, everybody's favorite Duchess of Sussex was photographed wearing such fancy footwear in June at Prince Harry's polo match. On top, Markle looked effortless in a chicer version of a Canadian tuxedo: a chambray button-down tucked into soft denim shorts. While we're fawning over what is effectively our new favorite summer outfit (next to her coastal grandma chic striped linen pants, of course), it's the subtle toe-ring sandals that we're adding to our cart immediately. Well, we would... if they weren't almost entirely sold out.

Emme Parsons, Laurie Sandals — $252.00

Originally $360, now $252

If you’re a size 42 (US 11.5), you’re in luck—it’s the only size available in Markle’s sparkly toe ring sandals. But if you don’t want to pony up the $252, keep scrolling for some dependable dupes.

Despite the hefty price tag, Markle's pair of Emme Parson's Laurie Sandals ($252) flew off shelves, leaving us to scour for the next best things. Which we found, by the way—not only adorned with trendy toe loops, but designed with ergonomic features the Laurie Sandals skimped out on. From added arch support and midsole cushioning, to traction control, scroll to shop toe ring sandals that are actually better for your feet, and just as cute as Markle's.

Step into these 7 supportive toe ring sandals

Neiman Marcus, Donald Piner - Lorenzo Sandal — $125.00

Originally $170, now $125

Sizes available: 5-9.5, in half sizes.

Although backless sandals tend to be a bit more stressful on feet, these make up for it with the high sculpted footbed that hugs arches, step after step. They feature one wide band in a sandy reptile texture that’s elevated with a large gold buckle, giving you a little extra sparkle without overdoing it. Plus, the Champagne color goes with everything, so nothing’s off limits.

Just note, they are made of genuine leather, so if you’re looking for a vegan option, this isn’t it.

Vionic, Ella Sandal — $75.00

Available in: Sizes 5-11, in half sizes.

This wouldn’t be a supportive shoe round-up without a style from Vionic, one of our favorite podiatrist-approved footwear brands.

The Ella Sandal swaps skinny straps and buckles for a full-coverage upper with, of course, that trendy toe ring style. But the star of the show is the footbed, which is biomechanically designed to give you unmatched support and comfort while you wear it. The back strap doesn’t hurt either, and prevents you from straining yourself to keep them in place. Available in six different colorways, but we’re goners for this gold.

DSW, Italian Shoemakers — Roselin Wedge Sandal — $45.00

Available in: Sizes 6-10, in half sizes.

What’s summer without a fun wedge? Check out these toe-ring wedges by Italian Shoemakers if you feel the same. These silver sandals elevate any outfit (literally) with a durable 1.5-inch wedge heel and synthetic midsole that provides comfortable cushioning. And the outsole is made from rubber, so no worrying about slipping or sliding.

Taos, Zone Sandals — $100.00

Originally $135, now $100

Available in: Sizes 6-11.

Taos makes a more casual toe-loop sandal for everyday wear-and-tear. The Zone is a game-changer for comfort, designed with forefoot cushioning and arch and metatarsal support. (Aka, it’s very good for feet.) Expect the suede footbed to mold to the shape of your foot over time, giving you a truly custom fit, while its antimicrobial shield protects them from getting germed up. Available in gray, tan, and light beige.

Reformation, Meena Toe Ring Block Heel Sandal — $198.00

Available in: Sizes 5-11, in half sizes.

On the flip side, rock these toe-ring block sandals by Reformation to your next wedding or evening cocktail party. The block heel arguably provides more stability than a stiletto (not to mention, prevents you from sinking into grass and turf) while the asymmetrical straps keep your shoe in place (and look cute, to boot). Available in blue, black, brown, white, and silver.

Vince Camuto, Emagenta Sandal — $69.00

Available in: Sizes 6-11.

Vince Camuto makes another glitzy option for more formal events. (Or, just the days when you want to add your own “Markle Sparkle.”) The Emagentas are designed with a flat foot bed complete with a supportive synthetic lining and sole. But the crown jewel is the silver chain-like band and toe loop that shines while you stroll. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to putting an actual toe ring.

Amazon, Cushionaire — Carson Slide Sandal — $20.00

Available in: 6-11, in half sizes.

These cloud-like sandals are easy on feet, and your wallet. At just $20, the Cushionaire Carson slides feature a dreamy memory foam midsole that’ll make you feel like you’re forgetting shoes in the first place. While they don’t have the best arch support, that foam does a great job keeping feet cozy, while rubber sole allows for excellent traction. Available in white, brown, black, and tan.

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