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It’s sandal season and many women are happy about that. “Your toes are dying to see the light of day,” said Deborah Tangelder, owner of the Perfect Gift & Boutique, 6000 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center.

When some women talk summer sandals, they talk wedge heels.

“Wedges are a good summer heel. They’re comfortable, and they don’t sink into the ground,” said Rachele Pfister, owner of Head Over Heels in Love With Shoes, 662 Main St., East Aurora.

Gladiator sandals continue to be popular in styles ranging from tame flats to strappy styles on skinny or chunky heels. Other trends: Flat sandals with unique details. Laser-cut leather. Toned-down color-blocking.

“Two years ago, it was strong color-blocking – orange with blue. This year, it’s color-blocking within the same family – royal blue with light blue,” Tangelder said.

High heeled or low, plain or fancy, sandals offer many styles from which to choose. The next decision: Get that pedicure before sandal shopping – or after?