Trend Alert: Ultra-Flat Sandals
July 3, 2007
Platform sandals? Those are so nineties. The hottest thing in summer shoes is a sandal that’s ultra-flat (as in nearly barefoot). You can pick up a pair in lustrous metallics (we all know how hot they are this summer), sparkling with jewels or in a basic hue like black or white. One of our favorite pairs are these Pelle Moda Bounce Silk Sandalsin elegant royal purple. The bright color is so fun and adds lots of personality to any basic ensemble. Then again, we can’t pass up the Reef Flory either. A dark brown sandal is simple, stylish and always winds up being a go-to shoe for all casual occasions.
Now comes the disclaimer: these uber-flat finds should be worn at your own risk! With heat and humidity taking a toll on your tootsies, the last thing you want is to wind up walking for hours in these sandals (in case your feet have a habit of blistering, bring along a Blister Stick, just in case). Instead, sport them with a pretty sundress for a casual dinner, with shorts and a tee to a movie or with your bikini to the beach. Lounging in these shoes? That’s a go. Going on a shopping spree? A definite no-no.
Ready to try the trend? Indulge in these styles that are flat out fabulous: