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You Can Wear These Salt Water Sandals in The Sea

Give up your old Hasbeens, this is the new summer shoe to covet, fans of ugly-lovely footwear
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By Kirstie McDermott @frillseeker

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:30

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Alexa Chung wearing Salt Water Sandals

Intrigued following a Twitter discussion between The Guardian beauty writer Sali Hughes and Times columnist India Knight about Salt Water Sandals, I investigated. And they look deadly altogether.

salt water sandals in navy

One of those old-school US classic brands that's been about for donkeys, they're also a bit of a low-key 'sleb fave, and needless to say Alexa Chung's all over 'em.

salt water sandals in yellow

In a variety of styles and colours, if you've got good legs these strappy flats will look great with a tan, a pair of shorts or a skirt, but actually they were originally designed as swimming shoes and you're not just able, but are encouraged, to wear them into the water.

salt water sandals in red

I wasn't able to source an Irish stockist - if you know of one drop a comment below - but there are a ton online including UK site sunsansandals.co.uk. You can buy adults and kids sizes and they cost from £35/€41.

Like them? Loathe them? Am I mad altogether to think they're kinda cute?

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Kirstie McDermott

Kirstie is Frillseeker's founder and editor-in-chief. This is her second foray into the web-world: she founded Beaut.ie in 2006 before stepping down in 2012 and has held a large number of positions over the past number of years including acting beauty editor at Image magazine and beauty ed at the Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner and Confetti. She's currently the deputy editor at STELLAR magazine.

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Juleser said...

I'm an awful divil for a flat sandal so these are right up my street.
Gracias for finding them, lady.

At 1.43pm on July 5, 2013
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Kirstie McDermott said...

You are very welc! I hope you and the sea enjoy many happy hours together
At 1.50pm on July 5, 2013
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Breeda said...

I've been researching these for a while after seeing them on a couple of American blogs I read - hadn't been able to find a UK supplier so thanks for that!

At 1.56pm on July 5, 2013
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lainey316 said...

Supercute! I was thinking a pair of Clarks Originals but these are nicer. Did you come across any UK stores that are stockists? Am londoning next weekend.

At 3.06pm on July 5, 2013
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Kirstie McDermott said...

I wasn't looking for that - apols!
At 3.13pm on July 5, 2013
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lainey316 said...

No bother - just checking in case it had come up! I can be between sizes so need a try on. Off to Google with me!

At 5.39pm on July 5, 2013
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Lisa said...

I've had my eye on those before - they sell them on the Toast website. I too am a sucker for a flat colourful sandal, though I possibly already have too many pairs....

At 3.24pm on July 5, 2013
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Lisa said...

Hmm, I just talked myself into buying an orange pair. Because, well, everyone needs orange sandals, right? I blame the sun.

At 3.35pm on July 5, 2013
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Kirstie McDermott said...

Quite right!
At 3.51pm on July 5, 2013
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lainey316 said...

Oh, the adorableness of the kiddie ones! So cute! http://www.saltwater-sandals...

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Kirstie McDermott said...

yeah they're adorable. However I have calves that are mullingar beef to the heel so I need a bit of lift. Just bought some Camper wedges in the sale. Very inoffensive, good for day, walking about etc
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Shygirl said...

The yellow ones are adorable. How cute.

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