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Does a stylish yet comfortable summer sandal type shoe exist? Alternative to flip flops

(20 Posts)
wetsand Wed 17-Apr-13 12:56:41

'stylish yet comfortable' may be an oxymoron.

I would like a shoe/sandal in between flip fops and heeled strappy day sandals. Comfy enough to walk a mile to school in. Does such a thing exist? Do you have any recommendations?

Rockchick1984 Wed 17-Apr-13 13:24:36

I tend to wear gladiator type sandals, flip flops feel too much like beach wear for me!

snowgal Wed 17-Apr-13 14:38:49

I love the Merrell range of summer sandals, they are super comfortable and don't look granny-ish. I have a pair similar to this

foxysocks Wed 17-Apr-13 14:48:48

i just got a pair of sam edelman gigis. they have a padded sole and a little strap around the back so they are a bit more held on than normal flipflops, and smarter too. haven't worn them on the school run yet but am planning on it when it warms up....

wetsand Wed 17-Apr-13 15:00:35

Hm, something more supportive than the sam edelman gigis but perhaps a little prettier than the Merrells.. I'm also wary of straps around the ankle emphasising my cankles!

TheYoniOfYawn Wed 17-Apr-13 15:06:08

A pair of the prettier Birkinstocks?

MrsBungle Wed 17-Apr-13 15:09:11

I think the one strap birkenstocks are nice I live in them in the Summer

I find them very comfortable.

HolyMackerel Wed 17-Apr-13 15:10:34

I got some lovely "walking" sandals from TK Maxx last summer - could be worth a try in there? They're green strappy and v v comfy, can't remember the make sorry but TK Maxx tend to be good for this sort of thing!

GreenShadow Wed 17-Apr-13 15:14:13

TKMaxx were selling quite a lot of Earth Spirit sandals last summer - was it this kind of thing HolyMackerel

spooktrain Wed 17-Apr-13 15:16:42

You could have a look at El Naturalista. They are MUCH nicer in the flesh, I promise and there are loads of different colours and styles

Gillybobs Wed 17-Apr-13 15:20:26

No pointing and laughing please, Ive just bought these Liberty Print sandals from Clarks. They have a specially cushioned insole, they feel amazing on, I swear I could walk miles in them (have bought them for trip to NYC so I bloomin better be able to walk miles in them)

wetsand Wed 17-Apr-13 15:21:25

Something like this, but not metallic..?

Juniperdewdropofbrandy Wed 17-Apr-13 15:28:15

Love these. Rather expensive so would hope they'd last?

Juniperdewdropofbrandy Wed 17-Apr-13 15:35:14

Lotus sandals there are different colours of this one. I love Lotus and can vouch for the comfort.

Juniperdewdropofbrandy Wed 17-Apr-13 15:36:18


Plumpcious Wed 17-Apr-13 15:54:03

I've found Moshulu sandals comfortable.

HolyMackerel Wed 17-Apr-13 16:12:27

GreenShadow I have just had a look they are Karrimor - this sort of thing but not quite as chunky in green. Look a lot nicer on than that picture suggests and as comfy as trainers.

Juniperdewdropofbrandy Wed 17-Apr-13 16:30:18

They look nice Plumpcious. No store near to me have you bought them online before? Wondering what the sizes are like?

DewDr0p Wed 17-Apr-13 18:20:08

Last summer I had some floral print one-strap Birkenstocks which definitely fulfilled the comfy part of your brief - not sure if they are stylish enough?

I also have some ancient wedges which are surprisingly comfortable. I do the school run in them anyway!

wetsand Wed 17-Apr-13 21:05:35

Love some of the moshulu sandals!

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