Maybe you've covered this before but do you or any of the good readers have Saltwater sandal experience? I think they look like the perfect "mom sandal" without looking too "mommy" -- if you catch my drift. I'm just now sure how to style them without looking terribly Birkenstocky?
I'm itching to order some ...
Grace, do you mean these little babies?
I've been hearing all sorts of buzz about Saltwater sandals...so when I received your email, I figured that it was time to give them a closer look. And seriously - $42?
But online reviews are all over the place. Some love them (and claim total comfort), and some complain that they are wide and unflattering. So I ordered a pair to try and clear up the confusion. In red. (funfunfun!!)
They are wider than most of my sandals. But with that (tiny) extra width comes some serious comfort. I was actually shocked (shocked!!) at how. seriously. comfortable. these sandals are.
I mean, don't get me wrong - these aren't running shoes or anything - but they feel like the sturdy, well-made yet soft leather sandals that we all wore as kids.
Wait a minute - these are the sturdy-yet-soft sandals we all wore as kids. And I could feel the leather softening up more as I walked. Nice.
In terms of styling...pretty much anything goes, I think. I loved mine with dresses, shorts...and YES. My Spring momiform that you all know and are sick of love:
Grace, I think you'd be hard pressed to give off a birkenstocky vibe. If anything, these can look...young. When paired with my black twirly dress, I felt better balanced with a fedora and serious watch, as opposed to accessorizing with, say, a charm necklace or something. So, you know...stay away from hair scrunchies when rocking your Saltwaters.
Saltwater sandals can be found at Zappos, but if you are looking for some in a gorgeous tan or brown color, Hoy's full range can be found here. $42 for an insanely cute, surprisingly comfy sandal. Wow. I guess 50 years of experience really does make a difference.
These might just be my top mom-friendly sandal pick for the summer.
Thanks for writing in, Grace!!
ps. Mamas, I know some of you are probably rocking your Saltwater sandals right now! (Amy, I'm talking to you...) feel free to leave us a comment with a link to a pic of you in your Saltwaters.....