Is there anything better than buying something online and then wearing it immediately? The instant gratification is a high I chase on a regular basis and my most recent fix came from a pair of sandals from Amazon.
Both my aunt and I had been looking for a pair and after seeing a girl in Nordstrom Rack over the weekend wearing a similar pair, we asked where she had gotten them and the girl replied with, “Believe it or not, Amazon!” I had to laugh and feign surprise because there’s no sense in telling a stranger you write about amazing things from the retail giant on a regular basis. After searching for a couple of minutes on my phone and comparing similar styles, I had found what I was looking for: the SODA Topic Casual Espadrilles. The sandals may be from an unknown brand in my world but, on Amazon, they have over 1,100 reviews which means I am way behind. They come in a multitude of colors and styles and are insanely comfortable. The treaded sole gives them a modern feel and the slight wedge means walking in them is a breeze, unlike some platform espadrilles you see that are completely flat and feel like your clomping up and down stairs like a marching band. The footbed itself is cushioned and sturdy which means I can easily wear them day after day, walking to and from work or around my neighborhood, without feeling any foot fatigue. Also an FYI: I'm usually a 6.5/7 in women's shoes and ordered a 6.5 and they were perfect.
Sandals like these are ones that I’ve already had multiple people ask me to link them to. They’re universally flattering and at around $30, they’re the perfect price to wear for an entire summer without feeling like you’re throwing away money for a seasonal shoe. Espadrilles are the kind of sandal that can be dressed up or down and these are the ones that should be in your closet. | Shop on Amazon >
Other Espadrilles to Consider:
Esprit Women's Halla Slide Sandal, $28-$38 on Amazon: If you want something you can wear into the fall, these are a great option. They come in black, white, gold, or silver and can easily be paired with a sundress or your favorite jeans.
Gladiator Camel, $129 from Alohas Sandals: These gladiator-style espadrilles give you the same easy-breezy feel with a bit more heft to them thanks to the multi-strap, lace-up design that you can style however you’d like.
Catherine Catherine Malandrino Cirkly Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $40 from Nordstrom Rack: Dress it up a bit more with a pair that is perfect when you attend any summertime soiree. The chunky buckle adds a pop of metallic shine and the soft upper will hug your foot all day long.
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