Monday, June 8, 2009

On the Sandalfront (I coulda been a contendah!)


Ahhh--diabolical J Crew: there's a reason why you do not show models wearing these sandals. The first strap crosses only the first four digits of one's foot. Bad, bad design!! The silver sandal below isn;t much better. Going back!

There’s a minor two-part gap in my summer footwear.

Last year I bought this pair of Chie Mihara sandals (in a softer gray than this image, immediately below), and I love them—with shorts. Try them with a dress, and the effect is almost Birkenstock-y, which is not my aesthetic.

So I’m looking for a particularly thin pair of strappy flats that will complement floaty summer dresses. That’s the first gap.

Above, at the top of the page, is a contender, from J Crew.

And the second gap is a pair of silver sandals that aren’t too pretty or too clunky. I don’t want garden-party sweetness or Frankenfoot clompers.

Well, then, J Crew just happens to have these on sale.

Perhaps . . .


WendyB said...

I like the last one!

K.Line said...

I prefer the one with the studs...

EmmaK said...

I really don't like flat sandals or the current trend for those horrible maxi skirts. Unless you have cankles you should really show off your legs and a small heel is much more flattering. We're not Romans are we?

Anonymous said...

I like the last pair because they look a bit tough. And yes, I am indeed a Roman. May I show you my spear?

enc said...

Gosh you have good taste in footwear. I love the studded ones, but MrOM said "no!"


You'll have to get them and wear them so I can live vicariously through you.