Sunday, 6 January 2013

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

Mix No. 6 Route Sandal
I am heading off to Mexico later this month for my sister's wedding and am currently putting off the enormous amount of work I have on my plate by doing a little casual shopping for the trip! One thing I knew I would need to pick up was a pair of sandals to wear around the resort where we're staying, since at the end of last summer virtually all of my sandals had been worn to death!

Doesn't it look like
an anchor?!
As you can imagine, with it being the middle of winter, most stores don't have any sandals out on display. As a result, I decided to head to DSW since they often carry out-of-season shoes (hence why they are on sale). As I was perusing the aisles, these sandals immediately caught my eye.

The gold accents (which remind me of an anchor, btw) make them look a lot more expensive than they were (somewhere just under $40). Definitely more sophisticated than your average flip flop. I am glad that I saw these in person, rather than just online because they ran quite small. I normally wear a 7.5 or 8, and I had to go up to an 8.5 in these shoes so that my feet didn't hang off the back.

I haven't worn them, except just around the house a bit, so I don't know how comfortable they will be--flat sandals always seem to give me blisters on the sole of my foot. Anyone else have this happen? But I don't think I'll be doing all that much walking down in Mexico (I'm focusing on laying out in the sand, reading some good books, and learning to surf) so I am sure I'll manage even if they aren't the most comfortable.

I'm super happy with this find--and keep DSW in mind if you're looking for any shoes, particularly out of season ones. Everytime I go in there I find that I am incredibly impressed by the selection!

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