We know you might be shocked, but we have something important to tell you. Ready? Here goes: There is life beyond gladiators and flip-flops. Kelsi Dagger's Kassa sandals ($88) come in a metallic pewter or a pale cream. Although they look super-strappy, a back zipper makes them easy to take on and off. If you're looking for an edgier look, consider the matte black Tallia ($92), which incorporates a 2.5" wedge and a bolder, more defined ankle strap. GET IT: SimplySoles, online, The Shops at Georgetown Park, National Harbor.
Life Post Flip-Flops
Updated at 10:57 AM EST on Monday, Apr 25, 2011