Wednesday, April 4, 2018

FUNCTIONAL-FANCY SANDALS

Sorry snow---these are going on our feet ANYWAY!!! It's time-when sun shines past 7PM.

Top Picks-comfort, functional-fancy footwear ready for springtime strolls (and pedicures).

By-CHACO, BUTTER, CAT, KEEN

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Web masters (the woven kind) may be giving CHACOS even more cred than their ped savior footbeds + LUVSEAT™ PU midsoles - that have already help this brand garner more than a cult following these days. Combine those attributes with traction- from non-marking ChacoGrip™ outsoles -making these styles- athletic, water worthy (as per their heritage)...and urban friendly- with guaranteed comfort all day long. Ladder lock buckles-and adjustable and durable high-tension heel risers complete these well thought sandals-plus-we like the open style-though others feature a secure toe loop. FYI-there are numerous  Z/–––styles-customizable too-the snazzy polyester jacquard webbing comes in dozens of options-start at $105...



BUTTER-say hello to cheery sandals that are insta-outfit worthy-heart the fabric uppers  that come in red-white candy stripes, classic black -white or sharp summery nautical navy-white + sweet festive trio colored pom poms+gold chain details-on leather insole-with an adjustable  T strap-YES IT WORKS! Obsessed with these Italian made, 1 inch sole sandals actually---IBBY $368
These CAT Mystic sandals ($95) do double time-with fashion cues with  Gladiator uppers-full grain leather and a shimmery metallic (our choice)...atop those insanely comfortable molded foam footbeds-are natural odor eaters too...atop a solid grippy 1.5" rubber outsole that'll survive city concrete as well as give some traction when on a boat. Bonus-love the use of rose gold-for the buckle and trims.
No easy feat-(pun intended)-KEEN manages to make this totally athletic-amphibious/hiker/sneaker hybrid (imo) EVOFIT ONE almost a slip-on outdoor functionally superior AND cute! Excellent arch support, sock like fit-check out the collar detail-nice, grippy Aquagrip rubber outsole, PU midsole for comfort, TPU reinforcement for stability in key zones-which is also key for trails, Cleansport NXT™natural odor control, PFC free water repellent-and one can toss in the machine to clean-and let air dry. Plus-rubber banding provides toe bump protection and side vents help drain away water. Well done-this is a good travel option-one and done style.