Comfy walking sandals needed
August 28, 2012 1:02 PM Subscribe
I guess it's been a long time since I've looked for walking sandals, but still I'm shocked that my old standby is no longer available. What should I wear now that Doc Martens no longer makes shoes I want to wear?
posted by DingoMutt to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Really I'm just looking for very sturdy, very comfy walking sandals - something I used to rely on Dr. Martens for with no hassle. Over the past few years I've been buying Birkenstocks in stores just because of their immediacy, but I'd always assumed Dr. Martens would still be there online when I was ready to want them again - but looking at their website and Zappos now, it looks like I was sadly mistaken.
So now I turn to you, anybody else who used to view Doc Martens as the ultimate in walking sandals: what are you wearing these days? I hate shopping for shoes, so I guess my criteria here would be: easily available online, long-wearing, comfy, and not too stinky. The interim Birks I've been buying have been getting noticeably stinky so I would love a pair of shoes that weren't quite so quick to smell - and even though I've liked the Birkenstocks, they really never have met the comfort criteria that the Dr. Martens sandals provided ...
Anyway, I'm just hoping that someone other than me is missing the Dr. Martens of 10+ years ago and can suggest something in their stead. I guess my main criteria would be comfortable straps, low-to-no heels, durable make, and affordability ... any suggestions?