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Women’s sandal help

Ok I’m looking for something stylish…a wedge…with the traction of a Sorel and the footbed of a Birkenstock or an Abeo. I always take two pairs—wear a pair and take a pair. Doesn’t matter how comfy they are, your dogs will be barking at the end of a long day of cobblestones! I always change between days! So I usually take a sneaker and then a stylish sandal. I love Chacos and Birks to knock around in at home. But I’d like something a little more chic but still comfy for going out. I’m short (5’1” on a tall day) so I wanted a wedge.

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I have been seeing some very cute Sorel sandals. I think I saw that Dick's had them. Also, Birkenstock does make some very cute wedge sandals that are dressier than their "normal" sandal. I think ECCO makes cute sandals, too.

Do you have DSW where you live? I am a bit hard to fit, so I'll order a few pairs and then returns are easy at the store.

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Some of the BareTraps wedge sandals with the cushy “rebound technology” work for me.
Current style is Danny, on sale for $59 at famous footwear and Macys. I have a long but narrow foot. The Velcro straps are adjustable. I wore them hard in BOI + 2 weeks in France last year. I don’t wear leather so it’s hard to find what I need. These are comfy and pretty cute in 4 colors.

I ordered the vegan Arizona Birkenstock too. They’re are so many cute styles and colors, plus wedges on their website now.

Not sure which one will travel with me this year.
Good luck!

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Consider Naot, Sanita, and Arcopedico. They are very well made and comfy.

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Did you see Chaco has a new leather sandal with a wedge? Not exactly chic, but more stylish than their classic style. (I love my Chacos!)

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The Naot “Kayla” sandal has been my number one travel (and everyday-at-home) sandal for the last 15 years. I must be on my 6th or 7th pair by now. I have also liked Jambu, but haven’t bought that brand in a few years.

Super cute, comes in lots of colors, very comfortable and secure with a Velcro strap and a supportive cork footbed. They have decent traction, but nothing like the Sorels zigzag soles. They were fine for the cobblestones in Antibes, France last spring but I wouldn’t go for a serious trail hike in them. Perfect with a skirt, pants or shorts.

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I'd totally echo the Chaco's recommendation, as I've taken mine to Europe and think they are wonderful on cobblestones, etc! But, they are heavy and not as stylish. I just ordered two pairs of Keens: the Elle Backstrap sandal and Elle Strappy sandal. The Strappy sandal is comfortable, but the velcro sticks up at the edges and makes it look bulky. I wasn't prepared to like the Backstrap sandal because I thought the backstrap might not provide enough tightness to keep the sandal firmly on my foot-but I was wrong. The Backstrap sandal is the one I'm keeping. It's cute, comfortable, and surprisingly fits firmly on the foot. I have bunions and it fits just right! I ordered the brindle/birch color and it's just the right neutral.

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