3 Cross Over Sandals To Wear This Season

by jennine on May 17, 2011

Woah, now there’s a post title to bring to a speech therapist. Anyway… I love sandals, so much that part of me thinks I was born in California so I wouldn’t have to wear whole shoes until adulthood. Every year I agonize over which pair of sandals to invest in for the staple shoe of the season. It kind of feels like choosing a sacrificial virgin, because I’ll probably wear those sandals until they fall apart.  Yes, I buy shoes to keep and shoes to wear to smithereens. While gladiator sandals have fallen into the category of ‘that shoe is so 2007′ (and the Lita is sure to follow any second now). Other strappy sandals are making their way to the shelves.

I’ve been noticing they wide strap cross over sandal around the shops these days. Perhaps they’re the best of both worlds, substantial enough to last more than a few seasons yet provide all the benefits of regular sandals. The ones above by A DETACHER are the most brilliant emerald green suede. Even though they’re not what I normally go for, I instantly wanted to try them on. Strangely, they had all the elements I need, the statement quality of the color combined with a sensible heel. They are just simply gorgeous.

Pardon the Instagram photo…I had found these Proenza Schouler cross over sandals at Opening Ceremony, they don’t allow photos, so I had to be all stealthy. Anyway, these heels are quite possibly the hottest heels I’ve ever tried on, bar none. From the corset ankle strap with the laser upper and the embossed wide straps crossing over the toes. And the heels, so high. Now only if I could justify spending $1000 on a pair of heels. One day right? Finally, a more sensible wedge sandal by Cynthia Vincent, at $295 the price is also a good deal. I love the laser cut straps and the wooden wedge just enough to give a lift and still be comfortable enough to wear every day. I’m actually thinking of getting these because they’re just right.

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Pam @over50feeling40 May 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

I love the green one and, if I had the money today, I would buy the Cynthia Vincent wedges…they look great!
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...love Maegan May 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

admittedly been dying for those Schoulers! …love your sneak photo attack too :)
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jennine May 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

haha well, just goes to show, if you don’t allow photos, then who knows what people might smuggle out!
:)

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Sacramento May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Love the green ones!!!
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TheAL May 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I really like the black ones. The cutout designs are very unique and I think will go with pretty much anything in my closet! :-)

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For Those About To Shop May 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

That emerald green is really eye-catching and I like the thick crossover straps which gives them substance and a look of comfort and practicality while still being stylish.
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BeLighter May 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

My favourite is the last one! It’s beautiful!
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Anna @ShoeHunting May 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

The A Detacher ones are the ones I’d choose!! So chic and fun for summer!

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Jessie May 18, 2011 at 6:22 am

the last pair are my favorite. pretty sick. i love the height, very different than what i am used to seeing.
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Meanz May 19, 2011 at 2:48 am

I love the first pair! The green gets me!
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