There were some mixed reactions in the comments section to some Dr. Martens sandals I ordered and then cancelled when I realized they were in fact men's sandals. Some people agreed with me that they were girly, and also that they were pretty. Other people agreed that they were girly, but thought they were kind of ugly. Other people thought they looked like men's sandals. Other people were unpleasantly reminded of girly ex-boyfriends. Here's a photo of the sandals to refresh your memory:
I went back and forth. Would the Dr. Martens people think I was crazy if I ordered the sandals a second time after making that pitiful plea that they cancel my order? Did I even want the sandals anymore after LoriD's comment about the sandals being "Girly in an 'I'm going on a hike to eat granola with a baby on my back' kind of way"? LoriD, you wound me with the sword of truth. As soon as you said it, I realized it was true.
So now I am considering a different pair. I usually avoid backless sandals, because I don't like to have to clench my toes to keep sandals on, nor do I like the way they sproing up to slap the soles of my feet with every step. But my cousin has this pair and she assures me that there is no toe-clenching or sole-slapping with these. It seems to me that slip-on sandals would be perfect for right now, when I no longer bend at the waist.
Of course I would treasure your input. Are these better than the girly-man ones? Or are they just as hike-and-granola (*wince*)?
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