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Tell me about your favorite sandals!

post #1 of 47
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Or what's on your 'must-have' list this year. It's getting warmer outside in most parts of the country, so it's almost time to replinish our sandals for the Spring/Summer. I'm looking for something comfy, like a Keen, Teva or Simple.

So tell me what's on your list this year??
post #2 of 47
We've had these discussions in the past, so I'll see if I can find some of them, just to provide that input.

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=712341

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=955425

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=941137

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=925255

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=876792

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=863105

I used to say that Wolky were my favorite, but they've changed since I got my first pair 10 years ago. I got some Birkenstocks last year that I really liked, and I still wear my old Wolkys.
post #3 of 47
Chaco's!
post #4 of 47
Naot Grateful Dead sandals. Sooooo comfy:

http://www.hippieshop.com/cgi-bin/go...GoogleBase2009

But I got mine on e-bay for way cheaper :P
post #5 of 47
I was thinking...ooh juicy thread! I thought it said "Tell me about your favorite scandals!"

But I'll play anyway...Keens. Totally.
post #6 of 47
I've tried Chacos and rainbow flip flops. Both are "eh" I do like the Chacos for hiking because they stay on really well. But my tried and true are Gizeh Birkenstocks http://www.birkenstockusa.com/produc.../sandals/gizeh I've had them for 4 years, wear them every summer and they've just gotten better!
post #7 of 47
I used to be a Birkenstock devotee, but the fact that I could not wear them to work kind of killed that.

Now I'm all about the SAS. I've bought the same pair of sandals 2 years running and probably will again this year, especially since the straps are all adjustable and they have super comfy foot beds - both things that will come in handy during a pregnant summer.
post #8 of 47
chacos
post #9 of 47
another chaco vote!! LOVE THEM!
post #10 of 47
http://www.famousfootwear.com/produc...riant_id=40501
My favorites. Just did a 5 mile hike with 30lbs of backpack and baby in them and my feet felt fine. They were also the only shoes I could wear during the poofy footed days of pregnancy. I did at least a mile a day in them all summer long.

ETA: I like that they're slip on because it makes it much easier to take them on and off while holding a baby. Or climbing in and out of a tent.
post #11 of 47
This season I'm on a Frye kick & got these 3 styles-they're so durable that they're totally worth the investment and I LOVE them:

http://www.zappos.com/product/7371465/color/1637
http://www.zappos.com/product/7450293/color/309
http://www.zappos.com/product/7283516/color/1909 (ok, these aren't really sandals but I love them so!)

I wear Birks to kick around the house and yard-but rarely would I go out in public in them.
post #12 of 47
I like Merrells and similar MEC brand sandals from Mountain Equipment Co-op.

All of mine have been the kind where you can remove the back strap or leave it on. So with one pair of sandals, you can switch back and forth between sport sandals and slip-ons.
post #13 of 47
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Originally Posted by mata View Post
This season I'm on a Frye kick & got these 3 styles-they're so durable that they're totally worth the investment and I LOVE them:

http://www.zappos.com/product/7371465/color/1637
http://www.zappos.com/product/7450293/color/309
http://www.zappos.com/product/7283516/color/1909 (ok, these aren't really sandals but I love them so!)

I wear Birks to kick around the house and yard-but rarely would I go out in public in them.
Oooooo... I REALLY like the third pair. Very, very cute!! Great taste, mata!
post #14 of 47
I love Chacos for comfy and casual, but my new favorite dress up sandals are Mohops! (I got the mid-height heel, about 2 inches.)
post #15 of 47
Papillio/birkenstock

i wore these all last summer when i was pregnant. love them and cannot wait to start wearing them again!! so comfy

pic yes i needed to re-paint my toenails but at that stage i could barely reach my feet!
pic

those mohops look awesome by the way! cool how you can customize them!
post #16 of 47
I've been wearing Tevas for years and really like them. They are not dressy like those pictured in the pp's but they are really comfy and last forever. I have pairs from years ago that were worn often and are still in good shape. I started wearing Tevas almost exclusively after my children were born because I started having pain from spurs in my arches and heels. I tried many shoes including NB gym shoes as the foot doctor recommended. My feet feel better in the Tevas than in any other shoe I've tried so far. (They make a few styles w/out good arch support, I find those less comfortable.) HTH
post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by Leisha View Post
Papillio/birkenstock

i wore these all last summer when i was pregnant. love them and cannot wait to start wearing them again!! so comfy

pic yes i needed to re-paint my toenails but at that stage i could barely reach my feet!
pic

those mohops look awesome by the way! cool how you can customize them!
Those are very cute, too!!
post #18 of 47
Those are some really neat sandals you guys all have linked!

Anybody have any leads on some that still look nice (could possibly go with an ankle-length skirt or sundress) but still be pretty functional/workhorse-like? I'm thinking being able to hose the shoes off after I venture into the garden and get all dusty/dirty... I don't think leather would be super fond of getting a shower every other week or so. And my cheapy rubber Nike slip-ons are starting to fall apart after 3-4 years now...
post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by TranscendentalMom View Post
But my tried and true are Gizeh Birkenstocks http://www.birkenstockusa.com/produc.../sandals/gizeh I've had them for 4 years, wear them every summer and they've just gotten better!
ditto :
post #20 of 47
I just bought a pair of these Merrell's this week and oh my, I never want to take them off!

http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/View...?galleryId=W-F

I'm in love!!!

I have had Merrell's before that I loved, too, so yeah, I'm a fan of Merrell's, even though they are quite pricey, they are really well made and extremely supportive for sandals.
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