Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Field Testing


I first heard about Saltwater sandals back in February, at the McMaster and Storm website. I decided I had to have a pair, despite the fact that they were being targeted as perhaps "the ugly shoe of spring 2008," in a class with --gulp-- Crocs.

Well, ugly is in the eye of the beholder, and I'll take these over Crocs any day. They're simple, sturdy, inexpensive, they come in many colors, and they're made in the USA. What's not to like? And what they say is true: You really can wear them into the ocean without destroying them!

So will they become the next Crocs? I don't know. Apparently they've been spotted on many celebrity kids, and they're certainly popular with bloggers, but I haven't seen anyone wearing them in real life yet. What do you think? Would you wear them?

7 comments:

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the reminder about these! My mom wore Salt Water Sandals throughout my childhood and adolescence. In high school I had a pair of purple ones. That was in the 90s. They weren't really cool back then, but I wasn't very trendy. I definitely would wear them again, although they don't have much support/padding and aren't comfortable for long walks or if you're on your feet all day. They are great for the ocean. I grew up in Oregon and we went to the beach a lot.

The Clarks said...

If I lived near the beach I would definitely wear them.

Alisa said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your blog about a month or so ago and thoroughly enjoy it! I would wear these. They look nice AND comfortable.

Jenn said...

I wear them and love them. I remember wearing them as a kid. And my son even wears and loves them. I don't think they are ugly at all. they are a classic. Just like a Mary Jane shoe (Now why don't they make those for adults...without heels and all the extras?)

jessica said...

I have been since i was a kid, and my kids have them...

I have a purple and a black pair for myself

Darling Petunia said...

Carolyn...they're more comfortable than I thought. Although they don't have much padding or support, I think the rubber soles absorb a lot of the shock.

Those of you who don't have them yet...try a pair! Even if you don't get to the beach, there are always rainy days!

Krista said...

I wore these all the time as a kid back in the 80's/90's. I loved them, I'm glad they're still kicking around. I need to get me a pair since I live near the coast now.