I am looking for some flat/comfy sandals for summer and am thinking either black, silver (or both). I only have one pair of nude flat sandals but the back strap keeps falling off when I walk. I really like these Sam Edelman Berkeley studded gladiator sandals, but really can't decide between silver and black. They didn't have the silver in my size so I took home the black, but may order the silver as well (or instead). Initially I was thinking I liked the silver better, but the SA said she didn't like how it looked and preferred the black. She thought the silver was too shiny/gaudy compared to the black. I am not sure if I agree though. I do have Sam Edelman Ollies which are very similar black studded closed toed pump and I really like how they look, so the black would be a fun casual option. Which do you like better (don't mind the pants, I know they go better with the black)? I wouldn't mind duplicating both colors if you like them both. I think these will go well with my style. She convinced me to get the silver Sam Edelman Ginger sandals because they were on sale and she liked them better than the Berkeley, but I think I may return--for some reason I'm just not crazy about the pile of BB's on my feet.

I'd also like some slippers, but can't decide if I want to jump on the Birkenstock bandwagon (either Arizonas or Gizehs--and not sure if the lighter metallic silver or darker titanium is better). I tried them on but I have a long 2nd toe and my toes seem to touch the raised edge of the footbed, so I am not sure how comfortable it will be to wear them. Also not sure how well they will integrate into my style. I did find a Birk alternative that seemed to be comfy (Munro Aries), but they didn't have my size so I'd have to order it. There's also a comfy flip flop option (Olukai), but is it too casual to wear outside of the beach/pool?

Thanks for your advice! So many options--I am so confused about what I should get!

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