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12 pairs of black sandals you'll need to walk around NYC this summer

Walking around the city in the summer can be brutal.

Bubbling garbage goo, hot sidewalks and all that condensation dripping off your iced coffee can make your toes pretty vulnerable to disgustingness. Pair that with the discomfort of oh so many sandals and summer can be rough for even the best pedicured of feet.

On those hot, summer city days, you're going to want a good pair of sandals to walk the town in -- even if it's just from your apartment to the air conditioned subway.

While summer may be a time for bright colors, we all know New Yorkers wear black. At least, to hide the sidewalk stains. Here are some of our top picks for comfort and style!

UGG Chanez Sandal

If the thought of leaving your fuzzy, lamb
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If the thought of leaving your fuzzy, lamb lined boots in the closet at the end of March gets you down every season, here's a new way to wear UGGs throughout the summer! Inspired by "ancient fishermen's baskets" these sandals feature hand-woven leather wraps on a super comfortable rubber and leather-wrapped sole. $100, uggaustralia.com

Seychelles Andromeda Sandal

These leather sandals are available in both black
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These leather sandals are available in both black and tan, to match pretty much any summer outfit. A 1.5" heel isn't too high for longer days on the town but adds a bit of fun height without going full-out platform. $100, seychellesfootwear.com

Jack Rogers Capri Sandal

Ok, we know, everyone and their Hamptons BFFs
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Ok, we know, everyone and their Hamptons BFFs are wearing Jack Rogers, but this new style is oh so New York. Featuring a demi-wedge instead of a heel and a cushioned footbed on the rubber sole, these sandals are comfortable and fashionable enough for day to night wear! $138, jackrogersusa.com

Birkenstock Arizona Sandal

In case you haven't caught on, Birkenstocks are
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In case you haven't caught on, Birkenstocks are back. While normcore really never want out of style, according to the New Yorker, we're totally behind New Yorkers spending long days in comfort. $135, zappos.com

Teva Black Flatform Universal Sandals

Speaking of normcore, flatform is the new platform
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Speaking of normcore, flatform is the new platform in 2015. You've probably seen a version of these these thick foam shoes clunking up the L train stairs and they're so impossibly comfortable they may become your summer go-to. $81, asos.com

Ancient Greek Sandals Ikaria black rubber sandal

Ancient Greek Sandals iconic leather shoes can get
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Ancient Greek Sandals iconic leather shoes can get pricey, but this black rubber version is no less stylish and about half the price! Get your ankle wings ready and fly to a fashionable summer outfit. $125, thinkscarpa.com

TOMS Black Leather Emboss Isabela Sandals

These cushioned leather sandals feature a cute strap
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These cushioned leather sandals feature a cute strap to keep your foot in place on all that rough Manhattan terrain. Plus, TOMS gives a pair of shoes in need with every pair of shoes purchased! $79, toms.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors Judie Leather Gladiator Sandal

Inspired by the free-spirited toes of the 1960s,
Photo Credit: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Inspired by the free-spirited toes of the 1960s, these fun gladiator sandals merge the flatform trend with the Coliseum-ready shoe. Dress up any pair of shorts with the ankle-high straps! $135, michaelkors.com

Rebecca Minkoff Tori Stud Sandal

Show your edgier side with these high fashion
Photo Credit: Rebecca Minkoff

Show your edgier side with these high fashion textured leather sandals. Gold studded and glamorous, you can wear these everywhere this summer! $75, rebeccaminkoff.com

Melissa Flox + Jason Wu

Plastic shoe designer Melissa teamed up with high-end
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Plastic shoe designer Melissa teamed up with high-end fashionisto Jason Wu to create these gladiator-inspired flat sandals. $125, /shopmelissa.com

Novacas Wanda Black Sandal

Made with super soft vegan faux leather, this
Photo Credit: Moo Shoes

Made with super soft vegan faux leather, this shoes are kind to animals and your toes! $120, mooshoes.com

Sperry Virginia Braided Thong Sandal

For all your boating needs, or just walking
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For all your boating needs, or just walking comfort, this simple Sperry style provides non-slip soles with some New England flare. $80, sperry.com

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