So this week, Miss Curator has decided to pick 10 beautiful pairs of sandals to beat the summer heat.
To be honest though - whilst we are the biggest fan of online shopping and this website is basically all about online shopping - there are lots of pitfalls when buying sandals online. Just to name a few:
- Lots of Asian girls have skinny feet which are just not built for the American/European strappy sandals (Miss Curator's previous failure stories included Jimmy Choo, and most recently, Kate Spade);
- Let's face it, not everyone has the perfect feet and toe shapes. And as far as we are aware, there is basically nothing you can do about it. (It's not like your face shape, where you can just put on make-up and highlights.) Unfortunately, the perfect pair of sandals might not necessarily look good on our own imperfect feet.
- We love Havaianas - they are so pretty and comfortable - but they come in funny Brazilian sizes which are just too confusing.
So our recommendation is, as far as possible, always try on the sandals in stores before buying them online.
Also watch out for the materials. Suede is beautiful and soft, but is also incredibly vulnerable to water. A 5-minute walk in the summer rain and your beloved pair of shoes will be gone... And on that note... happy shopping!