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A flat, pedicure-baring sandal is synonymous with summertime style. Often thought of as jewelry for the feet, the latest offerings go beyond simple thongs or straps. Bionda Castana mimics a chain in a lavender patent leather attached with a black ribbon. Pucci festoons its logo amid palm leaves up the front of its ankle-strap version.

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