Friday, May 18, 2012

clop, clop


Not many things have caught my eye this season. It also seems that many of my favorite labels have raised their pricepoints, making items that I once considered to be splurges now completely out of reach. However, I'd really love to get a pair of nice sandals. These Rachel Comey Kintas have been on my mind. I love the silver accents, though I wonder if the thin heel strap and wooden platform combo would cause blisters.

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  1. love the silver accents, but yeah, my feet are cringing just looking at those sandals. i just ordered another pair of saltwaters and have been wearing my 15 year old birkenstocks so much that they need to be resoled. comfort ueber alles fuer mich!

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  2. I love Salt Water Sandals! But they hurt my feet after awhile. My go-to summer shoes are Worishofers. They are ridiculously comfortable but fall apart after one season.

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  3. Oh, they look great but I'm a bit sceptical about the wooden platform.
    BTW so great to see you're back in the bloggy swing of things!

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    1. Thanks, Fleurette! The Salt Water Sandals are really comfortable, I just find the soles to be too thin. If I'm doing a lot of walking, my heels start to hurt. I have the same problem with Repettos. Maybe it's because I tend to wear clogs, boots, or other shoes with more substantial soles, but I can't really do thin-soled shoes anymore...or maybe I'm just getting old?

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    2. Hmm, I see! Does the same apply to K. Jacques sandals maybe? What do you think of cork wedges? I like the cork sandals from APC and my mom says cork is super comfortable.

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    3. I love K. Jacques sandals, but I bet they'd hurt my feet too...their soles are about as thick as the salt water sandals, I think. THey are so beautiful though.

      I have a pair of the A.P.C. wedge sandals from last season. They aren't cork, but they are so comfortable. Those I can definitely wear all day. In fact, I wore them so much last summer that they are starting to look haggard. Not sure if that reflects upon the quality of the shoe or the amount of wear I put on them. The Worishofers that I wear all summer are cork, but I find that they don't hold up for more than 1 or 2 seasons. I'd never buy expensive shoes with cork soles because I never find them to hold up very well. Good thing the Worishofers are around $60-70.

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    4. Hmm... I'm not so familiar with cork, I mean I haven't worn sandals in AGES (the last time was probably in 7th grade). My mom's cork wedges are super old and they still look nice, but I don't know if the APC ones are worth the expense? I will OF COURSE wait till they hit the sales, I try not to pay full price for APC because everything generally hits the sales so it's all about strategy.

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    5. The A.P.C. ones, IMO, are definitely not worth the full price. I think I got mine at 50% off last season, and even then I think they were still a little expensive in relation to its quality. The ones this season look a little better though.

      I don't know how it's like in Europe, but the American A.P.C. website sells out of the good stuff almost immediately after the sale begins! You have to act quickly to get the things that you want. :)

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  4. Oh, how come they hurt your feet? (the salt water sandals). I just got my first pair and I think they're quite nice.

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  5. I'm generally been disappointed in sandals this season. It seems that prices have shot up on my go-to-designers and then there are more simple sandals at over $200 price points? Also, i don't want to make this a huge rant, but many of the more expensive sandals I have bought in the past few years have fallen apart in Cambodia - I'm not running a marathon in them, just walking. It's quite disappointing. High price tag does not equal quality it seems.

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    1. I really can't afford most of my favorite designers anymore. It's rather upsetting. Do you think that the humidity has anything to do with your shoes falling apart? My parents always complain about their things (clothing, bags, electronics, etc) being unable to withstand the humidity and heat in Taiwan. Nonetheless, I definitely agree that high prices don't equal quality.

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  6. ahh, i am late to the convo but i see that we've had sandals on our minds lately! :) i always just go with my few pairs of affordable and quality go-tos and forget about it. some of the prices are really getting out of hand for such basic items...

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    1. yeah, the prices are getting pretty steep! there is hardly anything i can justifying splurging this season. i still love these RCs though. keeping my fingers crossed that they'll go on sale at some point! i have my staple summer sandals, but it would be really nice to have something that can be dressed up.

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