Best Fashion Sandals 2013 (not!)

Best fashion sandals 2013

Vogue’s 2013 pick for top 18 summer sandals has us wondering if they were designed for human or goddess. This golden masterpiece is Hermes in metallic, nappa suede, €650, perfect for lounging on a sunny boat deck in the Mediterranean.  Otherwise, plan to spend your time bending down tying your laces, certainly not walking.  If anyone knows of a more comfortable alternative to this ancient style, please weigh in.

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Best Fashion Sandals 2013 (1)

Less Comfortable Sandal

Glamour UK Editor’s Choice for Summer 2013 has bare bones for cushioning and virtually no protection against shock. The only adjustability is on the ankle so one can only hope that their feet are neither too bony nor to fleshy, but just right for this sandal.

More Comfortable Sandal

The Wolky Lion offers a more comfortable sandal in a similar heel height.  A cork inlay molds to the foot, the EVA outersole absorbs shock, a slight rocker assists gait and this sandal is adjustable at the heel and right down the vamp for micro adjusting.

 


Gladiator Sandals. Friends, Romans Lend Me your Feet.

Finn Comfort Phucket Sandal

Gladiator Sandals, made comfortable. The problem with wearing Gladiator Sandals is that they’re either pitched unreasonably, skyscraper-high or world-is-flat to the earth with absolutely no support: think a board under your feet with straps and straps.  I’ll never forget a pair of brown leather Roman Sandals I wore with an Indian skirt when I was fifteen.  My teenaged, male cousin came visiting from London and it was my job to show him around NYC.  All day, he had to stop for me to adjust my straps.  It was so embarrassing!  And because the soles were so close to the ground, the sandals picked up debris all day long.  Yuck!  So for a sandal that you can actually wear all day, here are a few recommendations: Finn Comfort for fabulous comfort with great metallic leathers. Try the Finn Comfort Wichita for a flip flop.   More sensitive feet that need stability may like the Adana. An adjustable option for wider feet or to avoid bunions, hammertoes is the Pattaya, Choose the Dahlia Sandal by Haflinger if you’re in the mood for a softer, more delicate upper.