Happy Monday ladies. Let’s talk about feet and some shoe trends that are popular this spring. I’m seeing two sandal trends that I like, but only one that I’ll be able to wear.
This sandal looks just like it sounds. It’s a delicate look with very few and narrow straps…just enough to keep them on your feet. They have a pretty, feminine vibe and often have a heel. I love the look but they offer very little support. My feet cry out for more comfort, cushioning and stability than this type of sandal, even if it were flat. I would love to wear them, my feet would not.
The “sport” sandal has been around for a few years and is more popular than ever this year. They have a sneaker or heavily cushion sole which is flat or a low platform that is almost flat. I bought my first pair of sports sandals from Eileen Fisher several years ago and adore them. They have a sneaker sole, attach securely to my feet and can be worn for hours of walking without foot fatigue.
Sporty sandals are available at all price points. They range from athletic looking and waterproof like Teva and Keen to dressier versions in the metallic colors, leather or suede for dressier occasions.
Their level of sportiness varies with the material, sole composition, and strap shape. They’re much more comfortable to walk in than most sandals so if you’re going on a holiday or do a lot of walking, these are a great option.
So how do we style these if we prefer a more delicate or feminine look?
Things to keep in mind-
- Look for versions with refined soles and narrower straps.
- Skip the velcro closures and choose ties or buckles.
- Opt for flesh-toned, pale or soft metallic colors.
- Wear with a straight or fuller pant leg and avoid crops with them.
- The higher the straps wrap on your ankle, the bulkier they will appear.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.