It’s not often that I feature a pair of totally flat sandals over here, but then again, it’s not often that I find a pair of totally flat sandals that just-so-happen to be doused in glitter, and with a big ol’ bow on the front, is it?
Glitter aside, this is a style of shoe I only learned to love within the last couple of years. Before that, I associated flat sandals – especially ones with ankle straps – with “little girl shoes””. There’s just something about them that’s slightly childlike to my eye, and while these ones don’t escape that effect totally, they have managed to skirt around it somewhat, courtesy of the glitter and the bow. I still don’t love the ankle strap: I never find them totally comfortable on a shoe anyway, and I think these would look a touch more “grown up”with a slingback stap, or, better yet, a filled-in heel. I got a pair of sandals like that a couple of years ago (They’re the very shoes that got me interested in flat sandals, actually!), and I wore them almost to death over the subsequent two summers: to the extend that I’ve been looking to replace them ever since.
Ankle-strap or not, at just £14.00, these are the likeliest replacements I’ve found so far. For me, the key to learning to love this kind of style has been to go fairly glam with it. I know that’s probably not a word you’d generally associate with a “sensible” sandal, but all that glitter goes a long way here, doesn’t it? With that said, I’d happily wear these for daytime – probably with white jeans or a sundress – rather than relegating them to the “party shoes” section of the shoedrobe: well, why not?