Flat Sandal Style

Flat sandals have been around for millennia…and there’s a great reason why: they’re easy to wear and go with practically everything! While wedges and heeled sandals can be perfect for dressy occasions, sometimes it’s just not practical for every day wear. More often, it’s nice to have a cute and simple sandal that can be worn every day and still allow you to look more put together than with a basic flip-flop.

Flat sandals go with everything from maxi skirts and dresses, to shorts and jeans. These styles can be the perfect finish for nearly any outfit, as shown by these celebs who are out and about.

celebs-in-flat-sandalsNot only are they stable and easy to walk in, we love the versatility they provide; simple and chic like Kim’s t-strap-ankle-wrap sandal, or embellished and eye catching like Cate’s beaded beauties.

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The Isola Presta and Marisa are perfect examples of how flat sandals can be dressy as well and functional.

Some of our favorite brands like Isola and Born have new styles that fit the bill. The Marisa and Presta from Isola are offered in a fun and sassy snake print and feature eye-catching metal accents at the toe for a dressier look. The Eryka and Kristine from Born offer a more casual look in a variety of bright, summery colors to complete your everyday looks.

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Born has a variety of flat sandals that are comfy, stylish, and colorful. (Eryka and Kristine pictured)

Minnetonka sandals have details that are fresh and young.

Minnetonka sandals have details that are fresh and young.

For this summer, we have started stocking sandals from some of our favorite boot brands: Timberland and Minnetonka. Minnetonka remains fun, trendy, and young with the braided “Liberty,” the fringe-fest that is the “Maui,” and the beading details on the “Antigua.” Timberland’s sandals involve stylish and classic silhouettes, like the fisherman style of the “Sheafe Fisherman” and the simplicity of the “Harborview Thong Ankle Strap.”

 

The sandals from Timberland for Spring/Summer 2015 are classic silhouettes with a modern feel.
The sandals from Timberland for Spring/Summer 2015 are classic silhouettes with a modern feel.

 

If you find yourself in need of a go-to pair of sandals in place of boring old flip-flops, take a look at some of the sandal styles we have to offer on our website. And remember, if you are having trouble finding just the right style or if you have any questions, give us a call at 1-866-363-7463 and a friendly customer service representative will be happy to help you.

 

Brand Spotlight: Vionic with Orthaheel Technology

Here at Dodds Shoe Co. we love when brands offer not only great support, but good looks, too!  Vionic shoes with Orthaheel Technology are offered in a wide variety of styles and you can view the many styles we carry on our website!

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Vionic has a variety of casual and dressier styles, including (clockwise) the Willa, Joan, Cairns, and Walker.

From the luxury and femininity of the “Joan,” to the security of the back strap on the “Cairns,” to the sleek and stylish look of the “Willa” to the sporty walking shoe “Walker,” Vionic has a shoe to suit any style!

 

We’ve also recently added sandals to our Vionic collection here at Dodds!  Be sure to check out the fun and flirty animal print available on the “Bella II” thong-style sandal or the versatility of the removable decorative strap on the adjustable “Amber” sandal.  You can see all our Vionic sandals here.

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Vionic Bella II and Vionic Amber; two of the styles from Vionic’s Spring 2015 sandal collection

Vionic shoes with Orthaheel Technology can be a great choice for anyone experiencing pain or discomfort from pronation or plantar fasciitis. Pronation is the rotation of your foot inward, which collapses your arch and causes misalignment of your heel and therefore, the rest of your leg.  The vast majority of people pronate at least slightly, and never know it until they start experiencing pain. As an added point about pronation, many issues with back and knee pain can be alleviated by simply re-aligning your feet!

 

  • People with a normal arch tend to be normal pronators.  This means that as you move, your foot rolls inward about 15% to create more contact with the ground to support your body weight.
  • People with flat feet tend to overpronate.  This means that as you move, your foot rolls inward more than the ideal 15% causing instability through the foot and ankle and severely decreasing your body’s natural ability to absorb shock.

 

The plantar fascia is the connective tissue in your foot which supports your arch from the bottom of the foot.  When a person suffers from plantar fasciitis, this tissue has been strained, causing it to become weak, swollen and inflamed, resulting in pain, especially near the heel.

 

 

Why choose Vionic?  

The orthotic technology in each shoe is based on 30 years of podiatric experience and now also boasts years of customer satisfaction.  Every shoe from Vionic features a deep heel cup for stability, a biomechanical footbed for support, and a firm but flexible midsole for relief.

 

Every Vionic with Orthaheel Technology product has earned both a recommendation from world-renowned integrative medicine expert, Andrew Weil, M.D. and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.  The APMA Seal of Acceptance is only granted to products that have been submitted to a committee of experts that are found to promote good foot health.

In fact, the support provided from Vionic shoes can be such a vast improvement over traditional footwear, that the company suggests you wear your new shoes around for just a few hours a day to begin with, so your feet can get used to the increase in support.

 

If you find yourself looking for a supportive shoe or sandal but don’t want to sacrifice style, check out Vionic with Orthaheel Technology at Dodds Shoe Co.!