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Twelve 8-Hour Sandals for Summer

I don't say this often enough, but shoes are something worth splurging on from time to time. I don't mean paying $800 for Louboutins, I mean spending upwards of $100 on a well-made pair of shoes by a reputable label that you'll wear often, bringing that cost-per-wear ratio down to pennies. Having said that, here's a moment when you might want to consider a strategic splurge: Summer sandals that you can actually wear for 8-hours straight, pain-free! Your feet are certainly worth it. Here are some cute pairs I found, share your favorite wear-all-day brands in the comments.

Miz Mooz at ShopStyle

[1] Miz Mooz "Vanessa" Leather Sandal, $109.95 at

[2] Ciao Bella "Pamela" Leather Sandal, Now $59.95 at

Dolce Vita at ShopStyle

[3] D.v. by dolce vita "Day", $79 at Dillard's

Aerosoles at ShopStyle

[4] Aerosoles "Rediscover" Sandal, $44.25 at Macy's

[5] El Naturalista "Organico" Mary Jane, Now $89 at

[6] Naot "Kayla" Gold Leather Sandals, $124.95 at

Aerosoles at ShopStyle

[7] Aerosoles "Athens" Gladiator, $69.95 at

Naturalizer at ShopStyle

[8] Naturalizer Jangle, Now $54.50 at

Kork-Ease at ShopStyle

[9] KORK-EASE Ava Buff on Cork Wedge, $134.95 at

[10] Clarks "Malaga" Thong, Now $49.99 at

[11] B.O.C. Women's "Savina," Now $39.99 at

[12] Teva "Anna" Leather and Fabric Sandal, $69.95 at

I've been dying to try Kork-Ease for years - anyone got a pair? Are they are comfy as they look?

Danskos are my go-tos for loooong days of walking or standing. Their sandals are getting cuter - not all of them look like foot-boats, I swear!
#1 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 12:02 (Reply)
Like you, I'd LOVE to get a pair of Kork-Ease. I've been told they're uber comfy but can't say for sure!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-05-08 14:04 (Reply)
i've also heard that they're really comfortable. i definitely wouldn't be able to handle platform wedges that high but they do make a lower version.

i had no idea teva made non-sporty sandals! they're rather nice.
#1.1.1 grace on 2009-05-08 14:23 (Reply)
I recently purchased an
Aerosoles "Rediscover" look alike sandal from KMart, they have them in gold, silver and black for around 10$. Of course the comfort is probably not 8 hours worth but they do have some padding which is a must for me when purchasing sandals.
#2 noh on 2009-05-08 12:29 (Reply)
I just got these Madden-Girl-Womens-Oregeno-T-Strap from for $50 for the same purpose. I am wondering they are for keeps.
#3 Nonie on 2009-05-08 13:06 (Reply)
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