A million years ago, I found the perfect summer sandal.
It was at Target. An Isaac Mizrahi collaboration. Metallic, snake skin textured gladiator sandals. In a word: PERFECT.
I bought my first pair in bronze, and I had my friends scour Target’s in their local cities for a silver pair (they were pretty popular and sold out quickly). I loved these sandals to death, and wore then everywhere, all the time, for everything for about 5 years (an insanely long time given I wore them daily for 9 months out of the year, but I digress). Then, one drunken SXSW, I woke up to a missing heel on the silver pair. A few weeks later, the ankle strap on the bronze pair snapped and I couldn’t fix it.
And thus started my quest for a new Perfect Summer Sandal.
My requirements were specific:
1. metallic (SHINY!)
2. gladiator style (looks classy!)
3. no thong/flipflop style (a different look)
4. comfortable (I walk everywhere I don’t bike)
5. flat (I have a bum ankle and a need to move quickly and get stuff done)
6. comfortable to bike in
Thankfully (and at long last), Target has again provided me with a Perfect Summer Sandal. They aren’t embossed with a snakeskin texture, and they aren’t quite as 100% perfect as the old sandals, but the are flat, comfortable, gladiator style, and come in a
million nine colors, including gold and silver. And did I mention they’re cheap?!
They are the Alma Sandals from Target, sold for $16.99. I currently own them in Gold, Silver, Blue, Black, and White. I’m thinking about the Turquoise and the Red. They go with everything and I wear them everywhere; to work, to the grocery store, to a night out at the dive bar, to brunch, to buy new windshield wipers for my car. Everything!
As a bonus, they are currently on sale! If you are buying them online, Target is offering a Buy 1, get 1 50% off sale, and if you spend $25, you can get free shipping!