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Favourite summer sandals?

(119 Posts)
AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Apr-17 17:18:59

Calling all fashion gurus and sandal lovers, Mumsnet needs you!

We're pulling together a round up of the best summer sandals for 2017 and we want to hear which ones you love. Whether it's some you've had your eye on this season or a trusty pair you've had for years and wouldn't be parted from, we want to know which sandals get your vote. The pick of the bunch will be featured in an editorial piece this spring, so now is your chance to share your footwear wisdom with the world.

If you fancy joining in, pop a link below and tell us what you love about your chosen pair

Skinfulnappies46 Tue 04-Apr-17 18:59:12

Wish I had a pair of comfy yet stylish sandals which manage to mask my very ugly bunion feet. Waiting patiently for all recommendations 😉

Laska5772 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:16:52

I have just bought these - Boho and comfy ( is Boho still allowed as a thing?... well I love them )and am really looking forward to wearing them on my Greek holiday later on ..grin

( Actually I got mine cheaper that this .. fromTK Maxx )..

Ive had earth sprit sandals before and they are always gt great

Laska5772 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:22:42

Oh and those Earth Spirit sandals above come in other colours also .. Teal and Red but I think the Natural looks best ..

I dont think the photos on Debenhams website do them justice though. They really are lovely

JDSTER Tue 04-Apr-17 19:22:55

Well, I like my saltwaters. I had them on today for the first time this year after seeing a friend wearing hers yesterday. Hers are a lovely rose gold colour. She owns a shoe shop and said they were a limited edition but she could have sold 50 times over the amount she had.

DianaT1969 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:24:32

Not exciting, but I love my fit flops. Got 2 pairs - black and suede brown. Had them 3-4 years and still going strong. Pretty enough to wear to work (casual office).
Clarke's adventure-style sandals come a heavenly 2nd for comfort for off-road walking.
A pair of Zara sliders in black and bronze for going out.
I find Birkenstocks too flat for any real walking - fine around the house.
Those who go on about Saltwater need their heads examined IMOsmile A paper-thin piece of flat leather with no arch support would be torture for me. I'd feel the impact of the hard pavement with every step.

DianaT1969 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:26:46

Have had Earth Spirit from TKMaxx and they were very comfortable with a type of cushioned sole and soft, real leather upper. Would buy again.

DianaT1969 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:32:39

Typed in SaltWater Sandal to see if they had moulded sole styles now. Can't see any. Picture here of them from a blog. They wouldn't do anything for me even if they were more cushioned.

Oly5 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:35:59

These as so comfy and I don't think they're too middle-aged!

Cakescakescakes Tue 04-Apr-17 19:37:02

Blowfish Granolas!!!

Laska5772 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:38:39

I bought some saltwaters last year after reading about them on MN. I liked them (and did keep them) , but yes, they had really, really thin, hard soles. Ok for wearing to work or out with a 50's look outfi,t but not comfortable for the amount of walking I do otherwise.

I wouldnt buy another pair.

honeylou42 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:39:00

I have these and they are amazing, they are so comfortable I also have in Tan And sparkly ones smile

CamdenTownie Tue 04-Apr-17 19:43:17

Definitely agree with Palmairas, however you must buy a smaller sized as the leather is so soft it stretches.

Laska5772 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:43:32

Oly I was going to go for those Moshulus , (they were on my list) but I got such a good bargain in TKmaxx on the Earth Spirit's that doesnt mean I may not still be tempted if they have a discount late though

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Tue 04-Apr-17 19:44:38

I have various versions of these from Dune. They are pretty and comfortable.

Nospringflower Tue 04-Apr-17 19:45:51

I want Swedish Hasbeens but I am inbetween sizes so thought these might be a good alternative

Need a bit of heel but comfy and look good! I hope!

Iamastonished Tue 04-Apr-17 19:48:54

I love my Earth Spirit sandals. They look quite dainty but are strong. They will be on their fourth summer this year. I don't wear them often enough to wear them out because we don't get enough good weather round here.

They look like this, and are extremely comfortable.

Iamastonished Tue 04-Apr-17 19:50:13

Those wooden sandals look very uncomfortable. I couldn't imagine walking around a theme park or exploring ancient monuments in them.

HemanOrSheRa Tue 04-Apr-17 19:58:07

I've two pairs of the Moshulu Wasabi sandals that Oly. They are so comfortable. Although they are very flat, the sole is very cushioned.

I also have these cork footbed sandals from Moshulu. They are very comfortable too!

Laska5772 Tue 04-Apr-17 20:08:30

Iamastonished Those were my last pair also, I bought mine about 4 years ago and wore them and wore them for three summers as i loved them so much . Luckily I did manage to replace them last year so still have some for this summer !! .. Mine were/are white with turquoise beading.. They get so may compliments

OCSockOrphanage Tue 04-Apr-17 20:56:56

One of our local shoe shops (now closed down, boo hoo) sold an Israeli make called Naot. They were so comfortable and wore well, and I wish I could locate another stockist. I had a pair with an elastic band slide and a flip flop v-shape that I wore constantly until they fell apart. With a thick cork footbed, topped in suede. The dog's caraccas. Bliss for feet, even in the hottest weather.

NapQueen Tue 04-Apr-17 21:01:01

blush I usually just go to Primark and chuck any three styles in my basket and buy them. Or buy one pair, wear them out, walk into the shop 6 weeks later and buy a fresh pair, binning the old ones as I leave.

This year I shall be a Proper Grown Up and buy decent sandals. Once Ive double checked Primark of course.

Iamastonished Tue 04-Apr-17 21:19:25

My four year old Earth Spirit sandals only cost £20 from ShoeZone, but they are well made and still going strong. I bet wearing out a pair of Primark sandals every 6 weeks would have cost you far more than that.

NapQueen Tue 04-Apr-17 21:21:35

Probably! But im in the far noth east so normally only get a few weeks a year of sun.

Im really not a fan at all of the Earth Spirit style.

Iamastonished Tue 04-Apr-17 21:43:50

I'm on the edge of the Pennines and don't get much wear out of mine either. I need sandals that offer support. I can't wear shoes that are completely flat with no arch support, especially if I am sightseeing all day. I don't like clumpy "Jesus" sandals like those hideous Saltwater sandals either. My mum used to wear those in the 1960s and 1970s.

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