So I realize that I don’t review shoes often, but the more I wear these Coconuts sandals, the more obligated I feel to share their awesomeness with womankind.
These Coconuts Raye Wedge Sandals usually go for $65 a pair, but I stumbled upon them at Marshalls for $30. They come in three colors — Metal (multicolored gold, silver and bronze), Pink (multicolored pink, orange, purple, blue and green) and Black (multicolored black, pewter and gold; the ones I got). I usually wear shoes in a 7, but the closest size I found was an 8. Luckily, these run kinda small. They’re still a touch big, but not annoyingly so, and they’re surprisingly comfortable for high heels. As a matter of fact, I barely had to break them in.
Exactly how high are they? Well, they’re 3 and a 1/2 inches beneath a platform of about an inch. Gurl, my vertically challenged self feels SUPER tall with ‘em on!
It hasn’t stopped raining here for days, so I haven’t wanted to wear them out yet, but I have been wearing them around the house. You know, for fun. They’re quite stable and easy to walk in, despite the height, and the soft straps don’t dig into my skin.
They’re just so versatile, ya know? I can see wearing them with sun dresses, skinny jeans or even wide-leg khaki pants.
One thing I’m worried about is how well they’ll hold up. I got a pair of Coconuts flats last summer, and by the end of September they’d basically fallen apart. Hopefully this pair fares better than those did, but even if they don’t, at least I didn’t pay full price (sheesh, I really AM my mother’s daughter).
If you like the style and want a versatile, casually comfortable spring/summer sandal with height, give these Coconuts a try.
PRICE: $65 (check Marshalls, though; I found them for half that)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at select Marshalls stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,