Insomniac Sale Picks: Walkable Sandals

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Leah requested a few picks for comfy, walkable sandals, so here we go:

Bass Margie Sandal – was $42.45, now $27.27

Clearly, not much in the way of arch support here, but if that’s not a concern for you, these squishy soft sandals are marvelous for long walks. I wore mine for hours of standing and strolling last summer without a single issue. The straps are made from fairly pliable leather, which definitely helps. Available in nine colors, sizes US 5 to 13, including narrow and wide (to E) widths.

Kork-Ease Ava – was $140, now $112.99

I’ve got a pair of these in red patent leather – PATENT leather, people – and I can wear them for 6-hour art fair walking jags. I swear. Some of my other Kork-Ease pairs have taken longer to break in, but my Avas are standbys. If that wedge looks too hefty, you can also try the Myrna style.

Born Sora – was $89.99, now $64.90

I don’t own this exact pair, but all of my Born shoes have proven themselves to be workhorses. I’ve been eyeing this Sora sandal since last summer, and might just have to bite the bullet. They feature a breathable liner and flexible rubber outsole. These come in four colors, including a darling light yellow, and US sizes 6-11.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for walkable sandals:

  1. Miz Mooz – I have a pair of Renee sandals and they are unbelievably comfy. Some Miz Mooz styles have high heels and wedges, but many others feature short, sturdy, walkable heels. Maybe not ideal for more than two hours of walking, but some styles could hack it!
  2. Dansko – They’re no longer making the Athena style, which is my go-to Dansko for long walks, but many, many other styles are designed for comfort and offer some support.
  3. And, of course, check out Barking Dog Shoes for in-depth reviews of shoes for fussy feet of all kinds!

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  • Phira

    I have a pair of Bass sandals very similar to the Margie sandals. I absolutely love them, and they’re incredibly comfortable! My only issue is this: how on earth do I keep them from getting dirty? I put them on after a shower and wore them to a family get-together, and although I was hardly outside at all, they were starting to show some faint dirtiness. I’m afraid to wear them now 🙁

    • Sal

      I think with suede-insole sandals, some dirt is inevitable. You can, however, try scrubbing with a soft toothbrush on the suede. Or if its the leather that’s dirty, there are leather cleaning solutions available at more drugstores.

  • Genevieve

    Could you do one on supportive, comfy shoes that can be worn with skirts or pants? Particularly black ones?
    Here’s context: I have arthritis in my feet. I just got orthotics. I can’t wear a lot of my old shoes because now they’re too small with the orthotics. I need to buy new black shoes as a wardrobe staple but I can’t spend a lot of money all at once to replace all the black shoes I used to wear. Optimum heel height is 1″ or 1 1/2″. No high heels or complete flats.
    Brands that tend to work: Merrell, Keen, Aravon, Baretraps.

  • Jen

    I don’t know if this particular shoe would work, but I can’t sing the praises high enough on my Mephistos. I bought them after much, much, much prodding on my husband’s part. He’d purchased a pair several years prior (actually it will be nine years ago!) and adores his sandals. Says they’re the best pair of shoes he owns, and he is super picky. He was right. My feet are never happier than when they are settled into these sandals. They don’t look like they have much support, but last summer I developed a few issues with my right foot and these were the only summer shoes I could tolerate. They are pricy, but worth every penny. And they wear quite well. We are heading into summer #3 together and blissfully happy. Here is a link to the pair I own…not on sale (sadly)
    http://www.amazon.com/Mephisto-Womens-Agacia-Sandal-Crinkle/dp/B002K0EKUE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328883247&sr=8-2

    If I ever did find them deeply discounted I would snag myself a few other colors, I adore them that much.

    Good luck!

  • Olivia

    Don’t forget Birkenstocks. They have a lot of sandal styles now that are very stylish.

  • Sarah

    Just wanted to add that Bass sandals are SO comfortable!! I hae a very high arch so I’ve never had issues with the support. I bought a pair about 15 years ago (they looked just like the pair you featured) and wore them every summer, every day, for five years. I also may have paired them with socks and wore them in the winter (it was the 90s people! Don’t judge!) I didn’t get a new pair until thery were falling off my feet. The next pair I bought at an outlet, and they lasted me about 4 years. Around that time I started working in retail and bought Bass slip-on sneaks – a godsend if you have to stand on your feet all day!!

  • yes, the kork-ease ava sandal is super comfortable, even with that massive platform. this shoe was the hottest style when i was a little kid. i had the payless knock-off and thought i was pretty cool! i bought the kork ease ava when they came back about six years ago. mine are the natural leather version and the back strap stretched a lot. i need to get it fixed because the shoe is still in really great shape.

  • Sarah

    How are the Kork-ease for sizing? I’m usually a size 39 european sizes, which is halfway between an 8 and a 9. The kork-ease come in full sizes only. Most of what I’ve read says size down, but I’m curious about your experience since you’ve had them so long. They are yummy shoes!

    • Sal

      I’d say to size down for sure. I’m usually a 39, too, but take an 8 in most Kork Ease shoes.

  • Cleo

    Kork-Ease people – any super high-arches among you? If so any feedback? I love the love of these, but I’m afraid that they would be horridly uncomfortable to my super-arched feet (sandals, especially more rigid ones, tend to rub and cut above the foot for me)

    • Cleo

      “love the love” — I meant the look, but you get the love!

  • Thank you! Those last ones are pretty much exactly what I was looking for.

  • Erika A

    Naot sandals are also wonderful. They have many styles but the sandals usually run a little big. I normally wear a 42 in sandals but in Naot styles I take a 41.