Post # 1
I’ll be doing a lot of walking this summer, and want to invest in a good pair of sandals so I don’t kill my feet. I want good support without being ugly; backstrap is a necessity. I’m talking 8-10 miles of walking a day.
Please don’t say “wear walking shoes” as I don’t want sneakers, because my feet sweat and stink, so I need to find sandals that will work.
Which should I get? (name is below photo)
Naot Dorith ($137)
Teva Tirra ($85)
Clark Poster Tulip ($80)
Merrell Barefoot Spirit Wrap ($95)
Chacos (except in black or gray; $100)
Teva Kokomo W ($80)
Teva Zirra ($70)
Clarks Sennett Harmony ($95)
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I voted Naot because I looooooove my Naot, I have several pairs. I do find that they take a few days of blisters/wearing in but then they are amazing!
Post # 4
I would suggest any sort of sandals from Rockport. They’re so damn comfortable.
Post # 5
Have you considered ecco?
http://www.eccocanada.com/groove-205753-en-2.html or maybe http://www.eccocanada.com/breeze-211093.html
I love ecco shoes. They last for freaking ever. I do a lot of walking too, I hate having to replace shoes every few months.
Post # 5
This isnt on your list, but I absolutely live in my Jcrew flip flops. I’ve walked 6+ hr city touring days in them, did some light 2.5 hour volcano hike in hawaii, a 25% grade walk at Wapio canyon, and much more.
Post # 6
I am a chaco girl – when I lived in FL I wore them just about every day of the year! Although I suggest trying a pair on before you buy to make sure your sizing is correct.
Post # 7
i looove Adrina Flats by crocs. they’re really pretty.
you can get some others that would probably provide more support. i like that they cushion your feet though and they don’t sweat as much!
a lot of people are put off by crocs because of their initial clog design, but i really like their other sandals!
i’ll be wearing mine loads when i go to disney – comfy shoes that look cute rather than clunky!
Post # 8
What about something from J-41 (Jeep’s new line of shoes)? Apparently they are made from vegan materials so they minimize sweaty feet smell. I’ve heard really good things about them.
DSW carries a lot of styles for about $60 each. Here are a few I like:
Post # 9
Any of these would be well-made and comfortable..for someone. It really depends on your feet. For instance, I can’t wear Naot shoes, although a lot of people love them. Their shape just doesn’t compliment my feet. If I were you I’d either go try them on, or order a bunch from zappos and just send back the ones you don’t keep.
Post # 10
I love chacos (just dont wear them in the Shubbie river). However I found the big toe strap rubbed too much on me. There great because unlike other shoes they can get wet and you dont need to worry about the leather or cork or anything like that.
Post # 11
@Mrs.KMM: A little more closed in than I am looking for, but thank you for the suggestions!
@treacle: cute, for a ballet flat. I like the fun colors. Ballet flats don’t tend to be good walking shoes in my experience, unfortunately. I get the impression that isn’t true for everyone.
@GreenDream: I did look at some Ecco pairs, but didn’t find any of them matched my personal style.
@pinkshoes: I have (and love) quite a few pairs of flip flops, but the back strap is really important for me for long walks. I live in a major urban city, so I walk a LOT.
@mightywombat: That is what I am planning to do. 🙂 I want to narrow it down to 3 pairs though, I think.
Post # 12
Are you looking for something you can wear for all occasions and that will match your clothes somewhat? Most of those are pretty casual to me, and the only ones interchangeable would be the 3rd pair.
Post # 13
@ItWasntMe: Yes, but I wouldn’t wear them at work – I’d wear them to commute, but I keep several pairs of heels at the office. Commuting in rain boots, sneakers, flip flops is very normal in my city, so I’m not concerned with them matching my work clothes.
I wouldn’t wear them out at night on the weekends either, but during the day, yes. I tend to be pretty casual; maxi skirts, bermuda shorts in the summer; jeans in the spring and fall.
I also wouldn’t wear them for things like going poolside or to the beach. More for things like festivals downtown, trail walking in the woods (not hiking), “touristing” around in the city, etc. And commuting, but as I said, they don’t have to match for that. Because no comfortable shoe or sandal matches a suit.
Post # 14
I have 2 pairs of these patagonia sandals because they’re so comfortable for walking, plus i think they’re cute: http://www.zappos.com/patagonia-bandha-t-strap
Post # 15
I found this brand called Italian Shoemakers at DSW, and they have the MOST comfortable sandals that are still stylish. I walked everywhere in them last summer. ALL of their shoes are comfortable!