Fashion sandals have a wide array of styles. For example, the espadrille sandal has a flexible sole and fabric upper...Flip flops,Rainbow Sandals , Birkenstock sandals,Harley Davidson sandals are made for women .....
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sandals
Everyone has their own idea when the word "sandal" is mentioned. Some may think casual, some may think dressy, and some sporty. Even Merriam-Webster's dictionary has different meanings: 1) a shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; 2) a low-cut shoe that fastens by an ankle strap; 3) a strap to hold on a slipper or low shoe; 4) a rubber overshoe cut very low.
Fashion sandals have a wide array of styles. For example, the espadrille sandal has a flexible sole and fabric upper. The huarache is a sling-backed sandal that has a little heel and woven leather strips that make the upper. Both these styles of sandals would be appropriate for casual wear. The t-strap sandal or toe-loop sandal both have very little to cover the feet. The t-strap comes between the toes and hooks to a strap around the ankle. The toe-loop has one toe ring to keep the sandal in place. These too are very casual sandals and perhaps not the most appropriate for the office, but great for the beach if you want to get a tan on your feet. Wedge sandals and clogs both have thick soles, both often incorporate cork for the heels. Wedges tend to be more dressy as they usually have a peep toe and a capped heel, where as clogs can be bit clunky for dresses and skirts.
Flip flops are perhaps the most popular type of sandal. These sandals are so named because of the sound the footwear makes when worn. Flip-flops have one strap in between the big and second toe and therefore, can be very loose when wearing. These sandals, though, can be very diverse. Depending on what the straps and the soles are made of, they can be very dressy, enough to be worn with a formal dress, or casual enough to be worn to the beach.
There are many brand name sandals ranging from Teva, Rainbow, Birkenstock to Born, Jack Rogers, Bernardo and even Harley-Davidson.
Rainbow Sandals Inc. was established in 1974 in California and is one of the top three manufacturers along with Reef and Teva. Rainbow sandals are essentially high-end flip flops made of leather or hemp. They have arch support that is built-in which can mold to the wearer's foot.
This is similar to Birkenstock sandals. These German sandals developed the contoured cork sandal insole in 1964, though the insole was originally developed in the 1890's. Birkenstock's have been sold in the U.S. Since 1967 and are popular among those that work on their feet such as doctors and professors since they have been known to give relief to foot and leg conditions.
Harley Davidson sandals are made for women and are most often made of black leather with lots of black straps and silver rivets. They are perfect when you want to ride in on your bike and make a statement!
Sandals come in all shapes and sizes, for men and for women. They can be for dress or casual, but are comfortable and perfect for any warm weather!
By Jeff Leftwich
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