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…..