Even though it’s still a little bit chilly around here, I spent part of last weekend transitioning my closet from winter to spring. Considering we had an ice storm less than a week ago, it may seem a bit premature, but it felt like the right time to make the switch. I’ve been wearing pastel nail polish and rocking bare legs for a few weeks, so I couldn’t wait any longer!
So, is it too early to be wearing sandals? Maybe, but these sandals from Sanuk Footwear are new and I couldn’t resist taking them out for a spin the other day. I even painted my toes for the occasion. (Yes, for real).
As much as I love shoes (because who doesn’t?), I have a hard time with sandals. For me, they’re actually more challenging to shop for than jeans! Aside from how difficult it is to find anything in a size 5, my feet are quite sensitive. I often feel like I have to spend an arm and a leg to ensure they won’t give me blisters…but even then, there’s no guarantee.
The sandals I’m wearing are the Yoga Gora Gora from Sanuk Footwear. I chose this style for a couple of reasons. First, they looked classic and simple, so I knew they’d be versatile enough to wear with almost anything in my closet. Some of the colours and patterns they offer are too bold for my style, but they have plenty of options for people like me, who love their neutrals. Second, I was intrigued by the fact that they’re made out of the same material as yoga mats. This material is designed to give your feet an elevated state of comfort.
I have always been a huge fan of all things yoga, so when I discovered some shoes that were made out of the same material as a yoga mat, I just had to give them a try. One of my neighbors is a yoga teacher, and when I told her about them on the phone the other day, she was desperate to wear them too! Currently, she is on a yoga teacher training course in Goa, that she found on this website where she is learning all the latest yoga postures and mindfulness techniques, but once she is back home, I cannot wait to see her reaction once she slips her feet into a pair!
I wore these sandals over the weekend while I ran a few errands, and yes – they’re super comfortable! I will definitely be wearing these all summer, and will probably have to order these too.
Photography by Jeff
Have you started dressing for spring yet?