The Bandal: Good idea or bad idea?
You brunch on the weekends.
This story was published on May 1, 2009.
You read about Brangelina at the gym.
You make fun of bromances.
So of course, your shoe for spring is the bandal.
Blame it on global warming, the economic recession, or just a love of multi-tasking, but this season a sandal-boot hybrid has been spotted everywhere, from the Givenchy runway to the Coachella desert. Some have open-toes, others have cut-outs, a few even have ankle wraps, but they all fall somewhere between being a boot and being a sandal.
At first, we thought it was a very bad idea. And while weird cuts, unflattering shapes, and cringe-inducing bandal designs still abound, we’ve come to realize that there is a way to make bandals work.
So if you’re looking for a shoe that can take you from early spring through late fall (or brunch to linner) without a quick change, we think we’ve found your match. As for snuggies? Well, you’re on your own with that one.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS