We are deep in flat sandal season

When I’m in the city, I like to wear shoes that give me some height, but out in Sag Harbor, I can’t be bothered, and kick around in flat sandals. The only problem is I only have one pair I really like, which gets a little gross. So I’ve been on the lookout for more, and these are just a good basic pair—a little on the clunky side, which I view as a plus—and the price is decent.

I’ve got a thing for metallic flat sandals, so there are a couple of them here: this pair is just nice and simple.

As are these.

I think I really want these silver Huaraches.

I love a cross-strap, and these are nice and wide.

The mix of metallic and neutral here is just so good.

You know I like a nice pop of red in a sandal, and the multi-strap look here is fun.

Another pair I’m dying for: this one in denim.

How about a classic Jack Rogers, but in black?

The big old knot here is very chic.

The cotton webbing here is a nice, comfortable departure from leather, and of course I am partial to the stripes.

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I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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18 Thoughts on We are deep in flat sandal season
    Elisa
    20 Jul 2017
    9:01am

    I like so many of these, but I can’t wear the super-flat sandals with the leather bottoms. My back aches if I do any substantial walking in them. I got a great pair on Amazon by Salt Water–like old-fashioned toddler shoes–and I love them. But regretted it the next day when I walked a few miles. The first pair, if they came in my size, would be perfect. End up in Birkenstocks, a lot.

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    Deb
    20 Jul 2017
    9:38am

    Not a single pair with a little “cush”? I don’t think your joints are “of a certain age” yet …. LUCKY!

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      DeDe
      20 Jul 2017
      11:05am

      The red pair has the cush factor! Not like Born-level cush, but some!

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      lornagnyc
      20 Jul 2017
      11:14am

      The & other Stories have some cush and arch support. (The arch support is more important than cush for me)

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    c.w.
    20 Jul 2017
    10:22am

    Love a metallic sandal. Love a flat sandal. Love the ones you have here.

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    DeDe
    20 Jul 2017
    11:06am

    These are all so good!! And I was just eyeballing those silver huaraches the other day, though I’m partial to the bronze ones.

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    Bella
    20 Jul 2017
    11:10am

    I’m still living in my Birks all summer long, although the M. Gemi Medio is pretty comfy for a flat sandal.

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    Darcy
    20 Jul 2017
    1:09pm

    Saving the best for last I see. Last one with striped, neutral straps made of webbing is 100% great.

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    S.
    20 Jul 2017
    4:54pm

    I ran out and bought a pair of Birkenstocks this morning (the Mayari, in antique lace). It was an impulse buy, mostly, but I’m so blissed out about them right now that as god is my witness I’m never taking them off…

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      Dana D
      20 Jul 2017
      7:41pm

      yes…

      when I die,

      I might like to be buried in a beautiful forest somewhere, beneath a tree, naked, with only my Birkenstocks on…

      (and that’s because there is a new movement away from cremation…very compelling…Kim, that would be a thought-provoking question for us here!)

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    Gables girl
    20 Jul 2017
    7:27pm

    Love a classic Jack Rogers in gold.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    20 Jul 2017
    8:15pm

    All I can do is stare longingly and sigh…..GOACA foot problems rule my life!

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    Heather
    20 Jul 2017
    9:20pm

    I tried those Soludos but sent them back. They seemed like the type of shoe where your foot would forever be sliding out.

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    KHD
    20 Jul 2017
    9:33pm

    OK, so I’m a GOACA (48) and I had to stop running a few years ago due to knee pain…then I discovered that I had too much “cush”. I now do “barefoot” or minimal running (I use Luna sandals) and my life has changed. I can run and even prefer flat work shoes; I’d run totally barefoot if I could.

    I wear Birks a lot as well, its as cush as I get, and I never or rarely wear sneakers because they are too padded and make my knees hurt. Read this book–it was life changing for me!

    https://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307279189

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      Liz
      20 Jul 2017
      10:32pm

      I still run and believe the minimal shoe the better. You can run in those running socks. Almost like barefoot.

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    KHD
    20 Jul 2017
    9:34pm

    And I forgot to add…these sandals would all be great for me 🙂

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    Heather
    23 Jul 2017
    7:00pm

    I just got the ‘salt water sandals’ from Hoy and love them. Ok, so they resemble the sandals I had when I was 5. But they’re American-made (St Louis!) and were like $42.

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