….And yes, there really is one.
Sure, many US and UK websites don’t ship “down under” (I use that term loosely as technically it refers to Australia – but NZ is technically down under too). Or if they do, they cost an arm, a leg, and your first unborn child.
But there is one “online shopping positive” about being in the southern hemisphere. Opposite seasons. And this means that at the end of every season up North, there are sales. Ok, admittedly if you are shopping for sandals in September like I am (even though sandal season in Dunedin is a very short Dec-Mar), the selection might be limited. But whatever is left is generally on SALE.
However, if you thought I was picky about shoes… well, sandals are a whole different story. Maybe I just have soft, tender feet but I have definitely owned some sandals in the past that have torn my feet to shreds. And now with the walking everywhere lifestyle that I lead, any sandal must be not only comfortable, but walking comfortable. Oh, and they can’t look like this:
Generally I look for genuine leather sandals with rubber soles – thicker soles are better (but not enough to be considered a heel), ergonomic design with arch support is ideal. I also avoid any straps that go between the toes. And the sandal must have an ankle strap. And leather is generally best if you want to avoid blisters.
So here are some of my sandal picks for this upcoming season.
Which ones were your favourite? What are your thoughts on cute comfortable sandals (or are they as elusive as a narwhal?)?