And the shoe race

Possibly my last post of the evening (sorry for the forum flood, and the never-ending "what should I take on this road trip" questions).

I want to take one of these two sandals as my main "non-beach" footwear.  Both are in the "ugly shoe" category, and hence insanely comfy.

Advantages of the black (#2): I like the height, I can bookend them with a black belt.

Advantages of the taupe (#1): a bit better support, lighter color so less contrast from my skintone. But I'll still have to wear a belt, and it makes me less certain of what belt to take.

I can easily walk all day in either pair.  What do you think?  Is one more polished than the other?  Which shoe should win the race to come to CA with me?

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11 Comments

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    I like the first ones - they look lighter :)

  • Krista replied 5 years ago

    Preference for the first ones.  And I don't think you necessarily have to take a belt that matches.  You'd probably be okay if you had a white belt!

  • Glory replied 5 years ago

    another vote for the 1st one

  • kayt replied 5 years ago

    #1for every reason I can think of say Calif summer trip.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Heh, I am a spanner, I like the black ones better!

  • sarah replied 5 years ago

    I think it all depends on what "wardrobe hole" you'll be filling - how will you want to wear them most? Let that help you decide.

  • Carole replied 5 years ago

    me too, like the black best!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Do the taupey silver ones have a strap around your heel? If not, I vote black for sure, because the taupe will not be as comfortable or supportive without a a strap. And I quite like the black ones, anyway, and think they can work with quite a lot that you are bringing. 

  • Marley replied 5 years ago

    I don't think either one of these pairs of shoes fall into the "ugly shoe" category - at all!  I like them both - would probably take the lighter pair if I planned to wear them with skirts, dresses, shorts, and pants!  But, if I were you I'd try to remove the round rhinestone "things" - I think they'd look more hip without them!  Also, I wouldn't worry about matching your belt to shoes or handbag - absolutely not necessary!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Good point Suz - the taupe DON'T have a heel strap.  I might try to add one here real quick....

    The black do have a heel strap, btw.

    And I just call them ugly because the black are Dansko's and the taupe are Birk knock-offs - both of which are in the "earthy" comfort-shoe ugly category (which is my favorite, btw).

  • Adelfa replied 5 years ago

    I love the black ones and with your hair I think they'd always look right.

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