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The Art of the Summer Sandal

The Art of the Summer Sandal

Summer is almost here! And with that, comes the go-to summer fashion staple: the summer sandal. 

But just like any other shoe, the blister potential is high. I can not tell you how many times I have stumbled home in pain from a blister, dealing with the painful aftermath for days. After some uncomfortable lessons (and walking around the streets of Europe), I think I have finally figured out the key to all day sandal comfort without sacrificing style. 


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Let’s start off with an obvious choice. The ever-so comfortable Birkenstock. My sister swears by them and happens to make them work with every single outfit. We usually have them in the shop, but they go fast. Run, don’t walk! 



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If Birkenstocks aren’t your thing, let me introduce you to these bad boys. Cordani makes wonderfully comfortable heels, honestly I couldn’t believe any heel was comfortable, so you can imagine how these must feel. And they are available now! Click the image to shop.



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Another blister free option is to wear slides. Give your heels a nice, clean break. Here are a few cute options we have in the shop currently. Click images to shop! 



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These aren’t technically sandals, but they are perforated, so they classify under almost sandals. These Ilse Jacobsen flats are a good choice if you don’t want to show toes. They also get bonus points for being versatile. Walk in the park, check. Wear to a nice dinner, check. Check, check, check! 



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One of my all-time favorite shoe brands, Kork-Ease. They are lightweight, have a soft foot bed, and are stinking cute. I like these in particular because of the nice thick straps and the extra strap going around the big toe. When walking, this is an important feature because your toes won’t have to grip the sole of the shoe to keep them on.


While these are just a few options for ya, there are a few key elements to make a good, comfortable sandal. 

  1. They have some sort of cushion in the sole.
  2. They hold your feet in all the right spots.
  3. And they quickly mold to the shape of your foot.

If all else fails, buy yourself some moleskin tape. It can save the day. Trust. 

Till next time, 


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