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Personal Shopper: Chic Comfort Sandals for Elena

Elena writes: Hi Outblush! I am looking for a pair of fashionable but super walkable sandals. In a few weeks I will be lugging my stuff from San Francisco to Washington, DC, to start law school and trading in the foggy climate and my car in favor of heat waves and the Metro. That means a whole lotta walking for my footsies!

For the past few years, I've relied on a discontinued pair of black Enzo Angiolinis - with the gladiator style and a nice cushy rubber bed (style 1 is similar, but not exactly the same). But I need a new pair, stat! Req's: tan/brown-ish or neutral-go-with-everything color, preferably no black, cushy bed, a little bit of a lift (up to 1 inch), no thong styles, leather, around $150 (but willing to go up to $200 for quality). I've got a pretty high arch in a size 6 and muscular calves so something with adjustable straps is always great and nothing that climbs higher than the low ankle - the cut-off calf look is just not for me. I really hope you guys can help me because I am at my wits end - everything is either too granny or too American-tourist-in-Europe! Thanks!

Hi Elena, Trajano here reporting back with a bevy of sandals that meet your needs (ps loooove the specificity). I hope I found that balance between comfort, support, and style that you were looking for. I know the Camper sandals (#'s 5 and 6) seem a little on the high side, but Camper sandals are crazy-awesome and walking in them is like strolling across cushy clouds made of happiness. Good lucking picking a shoe that will fit your new hot and busy life as a DC law student!

1 - Softwalk Women's Tahiti Wedge Sandal ($57)

2 - Naturalizer Women's Joslin Strappy Sandal ($62)

3 - Christin Michaels Deshi Flat ($69)

4 - Born Sora Sandal ($90)

5 - Camper Women's 21422 Wedge Sandal ($91)

6 - Camper Women's Laura Wedge Sandal ($101)

7 - ECCO Casual Bouillon Sandal ($120)

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