I've been looking for a pair of plain flat sandals for a while. It's been raining lately, so there's been no rush to purchase. I've just been browsing the internet for options and below are a few that have struck my fancy. I have a few pairs of flat sandals that are T-strap with no material around the toes. I realized I need some sort of toe strap to actually hold my foot in the shoe, because my feet tend to get tired since they're always lifting off the footbed when I walk. I also wanted the sandals to not have any toe separation. I was looking for something basic in style, no frills, and essentially very minimalist.
I also anticipated that this style would be popular this season. In the last year, the ankle strap high-heeled sandal was so popular that nearly ever brand from fast fashion to luxurious high-end brands each had their own version. It's no wonder that the same style in a flat sandal version would make the same splash, especially since it is a more practical wardrobe piece.
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
- Dorothy Perkins Black Block Heel Sandals
This one is probably my favorite design. I love black and gold together, and the (faux?) suede looks soft and comfy. But since it's a UK retailer, I'm not sure if there's a customs tax. Please let me know if you've ordered from this website before.
- Forever 21 Luxe T-Strap Sandals
This F21 design looks very similar to the DP version, but it seems to me F21 shoe sizing runs bigger and bigger. I'm normally a size 5.5-6, and the last time I tried a 5.5, the footbed was rather roomy.
- Forever 21 Bejeweled T-Strap Sandals
I know the jewels on this pair make the shoe less of a minimalist style, but the jewels look very easy to remove. I saw and tried this pair on in store. The jewels are just connected with some type of fishing line, doesn't look like they'd hold up anyway.
- TopShop Heartbreaker Two Part Heel Sandals - also comes in black, tan, & nude/snake print, but I think the white pair looks the most summer/resort ready.
The slight block heel make the shoe a little more dressy and versatile. I love the turnlock closure.
- Gap Leather Sandals
I adore the colorblocking, but they do not currently have my size.
- H&M Strappy Chain Sandals
This one's for all you chain-detail lovers out there. Also features zipper closure
- Express Zip Back Metal Bar Sandal - also in black & nude, another one with hardware design
- Old Navy T-Strap Sandals - so many colors, so little time
- Zara Flat Sandals with Metallic Edging - also in fuchsia,
- Sole Society Kasie
The pair looks very similar to the Givenchy design that came out last year. Again, I'm drawn to the turnlock closure. I just think it makes life easier
- Urban Outfitters Blue Neve Minimal Sandal
I purchased the Urban Outfitters Blue Neve Minimal Sandal, because they appeared the most basic. I'm not sure how comfortable the skinny straps will be, but so far they are decently comfortable.