Spenco Women’s Brooke Sandal (currently on sale for $39.99, reg. price is $79.99): I’ve had a pair of these for about two years and they are my “dressy” summer sandal. They’re technically a flip-flop design, but the style and leather works well with work clothes. What I like most about these is that they have a fairly hard footbed, but it’s all support. Sort of like Birkenstock, only when you take these off there isn’t a dirt-imprint of your foot because they aren’t absorbent. I wear these to work and they’re good or the full eight hours, even on days I raise my desk to standing position. (Amazon link)
Spenco Women’s Pure Sandal ($69.99): Talk about comfy shoes for after your run … the Pure Sandal is what you want to wear after a long run, a trail run, or a particularly stinky day at work. They come in black, yellow, and purple (sort of a magenta color); I went with purple, of course. The strap is wide and seamless, with a fabric connector to the footbed that goes between the big toe and “the rest.” The black ones have a black footbed, while the footbed on the other colors is grey; so they can get dirty but I’ve been wearing them for two months and they still look like new. This is Spenco’s first sandal with a memory foam footbed, and it seems like they’ve hit it out of the ballpark for their first try. (Amazon Link)
With the Spenco women’s sandals, I went up a half-size. In my dress shoes I wear a 7.5 or 8 and the size 8 in these fits correctly; I wouldn’t mind them a tiny bit bigger but going up to the size 9 would have been too big. So if you typically wear an 8 or 8.5, you will probably be better off in a 9.
(Review from a co-worker) Spenco Men’s Siesta Canvas Shoe ($79.99): Although I haven’t personally tried out these shoes, I’m working on convincing my husband they’d look okay on his size-13 boats. My co-worker owns these shoes (they also come in a slide) and wears them pretty much every day in our casual environment office. They’ve got a soft and breathable upper and a supportive sole. No need for support insoles with these shoes! (Amazon Link)
My next pair will be the Siesta Shoe … they’re on sale right now for only $39.99! I just placed my order and was pleased to find that they offer free shipping, which is pretty awesome.
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