I recently discovered the magic of old Navy footwear (yes, I know I’m late to the game). I admit that I’ve fallen in love with countless couples over the last few months alone, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that my latest find is extra special. Write, Linen-Blend Platform Sandals ($ 32, originally $ 40), a brand bestseller for many reasons that I understand now. Let’s break down what you need to know about these
What I like about these sandals
For some whose clothing is predominantly neutral, I appreciate the versatile footwear, like a simple tee. So when I saw this pair of linen with a jute midsole, I almost immediately increased my normal size to 9.5. They arrived on Monday morning and I continued to wear them all day, thrilled at how comfortable the cushioned footbed was and how the sheer ankle straps didn’t dig into my legs like the other pairs in my closet.
Are these sandals good for the occasion?
In short: these sandals are versatile, but I wouldn’t say they’re too casual. These are no less than the pair of double-strap slides I took to take my dog for a walk, but that doesn’t mean you have to team them exclusively with fancy fits. I like the idea of wearing them with a chic top and denim shorts, but they look like the perfect pair with a bright dress. In the end, it all comes down to your aesthetics, but I guarantee they will almost always match the vibe.
What is noticeable about these sandals
Okay, not to give you TMI, but these sandals made me sweat. I’ve scrolled through numerous reviews to see if anyone else has had this problem, but no, it seems like it’s just me. Maybe no one wants to talk about it? (It’s fair.) Even though it was still bearable for them to wear, it made them feel a little less secure at my feet.
The only other thing to note is that the “completely natural” beige linen-inspired color is bound to get dirty and only the spot should be cleaned. In other words, if you want to dress these kids in an environment that can harm them, consider scooping them up at Blackjack ($ 32, basically $ 40) instead.
Would I recommend these sandals?
Yes! You really can’t go wrong with these kids, proof that they have achieved an almost perfect five-star rating on the Old Navy website. Most buyers think that these sandals are a must have if you are looking for sandals that are comfortable with the style. “These are very comfortable sandals, I wore them all day at the Renaissance Fair and didn’t get any blisters,” wrote one reviewer. Another said: “I bought these for a family photo session. They were very comfortable and easy to set up or get off.”
I’m tempted to give them five stars, but since they’ve got my feet wet, I think it’s best to give them four. (My heart tells me five, but my brain tells me four.) They may not be 100 percent perfect, but boy, are they close.
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