Comfy is relative here, because you will still need to arch your foot fairly severely in these three to four inch heeled sandals. If heels of this magnitude are not an option, then look away. But if you’re happy sporting this heel height, then get your feet into these strappy sandals as soon as possible. Arched feet aside, I was much impressed with the comfort levels around the foot. The sandals are soft, supple, fairly stable and cushioning. Surprisingly, no strap digging or rubbing as I walked them through their paces in stores.
Here are some detailed impressions. From left to right:
- Sofft “Vanessa”: This cage heeled style is not to be confused with the “Rachelle”, which looks very similar. The Rachelle isn’t nearly as comfortable because the patent leather is hard and it immediately started rubbing against my skin. The ankle strap on the Vanessa is also below the ankle bone, which added to my comfort levels.
- Clarks “Raasas”: I adore the chunky stacked heel and wider straps of this style. It’s my favourite of the three because it’s the most comfortable and stable. Love the steel blue shade you see above, but the burnt orange is just as fab. I really like seeing chunky strappy shoes under shorter hemlines – this sandal fits the bill perfectly.
- Franco Sarto “Tazer”: This sandal is exclusive to Nordstrom and is especially pretty in earthy stone. In my opinion, it’s the most elegant and feminine of the three styles.
These heels are too high for my my fussy feet, but in all other respects the comfort is quite exceptional. Which of the styles above appeals to you?