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Summer Trend: Criss-Cross Slide Sandals


  
I’m drawn to sandals with the criss-cross front; I have quite a bit of them.  So when this style started cropping up at retailers this Spring and Summer in several variations, materials and price points, I was excited.  Thought I’d share a few of the options out there that I’ve personally seen, tried on and/or purchased.

Out of the four pictured here, the one I like the most based on comfort, material and price is the Madewell version.  Here is a list of my thoughts on each and why the Madewell version is my favorite.

Forever 21 ($18) – this is (you guessed it) the most affordable of the four.  I tried this on in store and expectedly, it doesn’t have much support but for the price, it’s not that bad.  It runs true to size for me; I usually wear a 6 and they fit perfectly.  In store, they had the usual neutral and metallic colors.  Online, they have many versions of this sandal, see here.

J.Crew Cyprus (online currently $39 to $78 depending on color online, in store $60 + additional 50% off) – this is the prettiest of the four and of course the material is as expected for J.Crew leather shoes.  It’s got a pristine, shiny look to the leather.  However, much like their Capri thong sandals, the foot bed is horrible.  No support and so hard; I believe the bed is made of wood with a leather cover.  It also runs small; I normally wear a 6 but had to go up to a 7 in these.  I own it in black; although I know I won’t wear this for a day of walking, it’s a nice option for a quick day/night out.

  
Madewell Sightseer Slide (online $60, last time I checked same in store) – this is my favorite of the four for the price.  The foot bed is comfy, all leather.  It has a more matted look to it than the J.Crew version, much like their leather bags.  It also runs small like the Cyprus; I got it in a 6 but should’ve sized up to 6.5 or even a 7.  The criss-cross has a lot of give though; I think because the leather is softer, it may stretch out a bit so I’m ok with it.

  
Michael Kors Somerly Slides (at Macy’s, all shoes are buy 1 get one half off, see here or at Cusp.com for $69) – if I had my pick regardless of price, this would actually be my choice.  It has the most support and the criss-cross part is comfy; the material is great, plus it’s true to size.  I tried this on at Macy’s and almost picked it up but it was regular priced then.  I may go back for it in July [note: I’m on a no-buy June 😦 ].

Overall, I’m happy with my purchases from May (Madewell and J.Crew); I have one for comfort and another for looks.  If you’re interested in trying this style out for the warmer months or if you lucky enough to wear this style year-round, check these affordable options out.  That’s it for now!

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