So apparently it’s nearly impossible to find a nice pair of low heeled sandals with a moderate amount of coverage…
Now that I live in a warm climate, I need more than one pair of work appropriate sandals. I need sandals that are both comfortable and modest. After browsing the entire Nordstrom inventory of sandals filtered by heel height, I’ve come to realize that this shoe category is severely lacking in style. I don’t see why though! Shoes don’t have to be sky high to impart beauty. I think designers have calculated that if they make the top of a shoe look cute, they must also make the heels super high. It’s so frustrating! It’d be nice if every high heeled sandal came with a low heeled and/or wedge version too.
I took a risk with ordering these sandals by Famolare. This brand is new to me but a quick google search taught me that these were originally designed in 1969 and was quite the trend in the 70s. They’re similar to the Kork Ease myrna sandals that I used to wear all the time. It’s hard to see in the first picture, but the soles have an ergonomic wave pattern to them. I’m not a fan of this wave shape but it’s subtle enough to not be a deal breaker. In contrast, the Famolare shoes with 3-4 inch heels have a more dramatic wave pattern to them that are way too funky for my taste. I’d stay away from those.
I didn’t immediately fall in love with these shoes, but they grew on me. The double buckle design is cute and the asymmetrical cut outs over the forefoot is a nice design touch too. They remind me of some of APC’s older sandal designs. In general, I love APC’s sandals, especially the orginales sandals, but don’t like how they all come with foot beds that are covered with beige suede. They’re just asking to get horribly dirty and look like they’d be impossible to clean. Anyway, these, like the Kork Ease sandals I used to own, serve as a more practical alternative to the APC sandals I love but wouldn’t buy.
[outfit: Mijeong Park ribbed dress from No. 6 Store, Famolare honeybuckle wedge sandals from Nordstroms]
in other news… I’m really loving Vince’s new fall/winter line. I’ve noticed that they are consistently putting out interesting knits and pants that feel rich and look even better in person. I tried on this sweater and fell in love, but didn’t buy because I don’t have a need for it right now. I might wait until it’s on sale but even then, it never gets cold enough here to justify the purchase. These wide leg oatmeal corduroys on the other hand! Too bad I’m on a bit of a pants buying ban right now.