It’s always a struggle for me finding a pair of comfortable sandals with a bit of height for spring. It surprisingly took me only three tries to get it right this year.
The Zia platform sandals have adorned the feet of many famous women but I’ve always felt they were a bit expensive for my purpose (I ruin at least one pair of sandals a year from running around in them in all kinds of terrain). I had ordered two pairs to try, not expecting to love them as much as I did.
The Zia sandals are a Diane von Furstenburg classic and have been released every season in an assortment of colors. I ordered the slate (more of a seafoam) and fawn (tan) for their versatility as spring and summer shoes. I also loved the marigold as well as the Royal Blue.
At 5 inches tall with an inch platform, the shoes are hardly what many would call practical. However, they feel rather comfortable despite their height and if you are used to wearing 3- or 4-in pumps without platforms you should have no problem strutting around in these.
I have always been told that DvF shoes run narrow but these shoes feel true to size. I ordered size 7 (in pumps I am between 6.5/7) and find that while I can probably size down to 6.5, the size 7 is a decent fit.
The elastic at the heel keep the shoes tightly on the feet but not so tightly that they chafe the heel. The leather is soft and nonrestrictive.
I ended up keeping the slate but returned the fawn because I really shouldn’t hoard “fun” shoes in duplicates.
What are your favorite sandals for Spring?