I love shoes. But these days I only wear shoes and sandals that are comfortable, so I can walk happily. I do have plenty of stilettos, but mostly I look at them in the closet. Whether you’re into sandals, or sneakers, you’ll also walk this way (happily) in sandals by LAMO Footwear and Sneakers by KURU. Also, check out the very brief history of sandals and sneakers!
LAMO Footwear’s Super Sandals:
Earlier this year advicesisters.com did a story on the Sabrina Moccasin by LAMO Footwear. But now it’s getting warmer, and that means sandals weather. If you’re seeking new sandals and you want them to look fun but comfortable, consider LAMO. I just tested out some really cute LAMO sandals from Baja Collection in Charcoal and black with a white outsole ($55). You can get these in lavender with white as well.
The elastic is stretchy but holds your foot securely. The sole is padded so you don’t beat your feet up on City sidewalks or never ground. The packaging is “green.” I like that LAMO uses low-impact inks and eco-friendly paper stocks and the carton is obviously recyclable, made with 80% post-consumer materials.
LAMO footwear sandals are padded and comfy, but I keep getting “cute shoes” remarks even from people I don’t know on the street and in stores. LAMO is definitely doing something right because they offer style and comfort at a reasonable price.
This is the online store to go to for all those holiday gift ideas, LAMO has all sorts of sandals, shoes and slippers (some with lambskin lining) for women, men, and kids. I love them! Visit https://lamofootwear.com/
Bonus: a very brief history of the sandal:
The oldest known example of sandal dates from about 10,900 years, found in a cave in Oregon. They were made of sagebrush bark. Sandals have also been found in ancient Egypt. These definitely would not be as comfortable as LAMO sandals!
KURU Footwear’s Cool Comfort Shoe:
KURU has already been on our radar screen from our past review of their shoes and sandals (see the link in my introduction comments, above). But when I received the KURU FLUX limited edition slip-on style sneakers in orange sherbert/calypso blue ($150) I nearly caused a sensation at physical therapy. Everyone wanted to take a closer look at these stunning athletic sneakers. FLUX is available in five color combos including a basic black if you want something subtle.
The first thing the physical therapy trainers made me do is remove the shoes. They looked at them carefully including the sole and said that they were really impressed with how good they were.
But it is up to me to tell you how they feel. Note that I stowed my other athletic shoes since I received my KURU Flux sneakers. I have been wearing them not just to the gym but also “out and about” because they are so comfortable and stylish.
There are actual multi-toned laces, but the slip-on makes it easy to get these on your feet without a struggle. The laces just tighten up the fit if you wish. Also, these are lightweight and breathable thanks to what KURU calls “breathability zones keep to air flowing.” In Summer, it’s nice that you can wear KURU Flux all day long and your feet don’t end up swollen and hot.
For those who like tech details, here they are:
Arch Support – Built-in arch support custom molds to your feet
Materials – Seamless NOVAKNIT upper, reformulated KURUCLOUD midsole, and a full rubber outsole *you’ll feel like it’s bouncy, in a good way)
Weight – 9.3 oz (264 grams) based on a size 8
Width – B+ *this style has a wide toe, I did wear a slightly thicker sock with it.
Effortless – Easy-pull heel webbing loop and adjustable heel collar for easy on and off. *This is a plus for anyone who has trouble bending and lacing their shoes
KURU Footwear offers all sorts of shoes, sandals, and boots for women and men. However, they also have an extensive list of categories to search from foot pain to activity. It’s all about comfort at KURU. Visit https://www.kurufootwear.com/
Bonus: a very brief history of sneakers
It is difficult to get a consensus on when the first sneakers (first called “beach shoes”) were created, but the timeline is somewhere around the 1890’s. In the United States, the U.S. Rubber Company introduced the first rubber-soled shoes in the country in 1892. They were rubber with canvas tops, called Keds. By 1917, these sneakers began to be mass-produced. They were called sneakers because you could sneak up on someone because they were so quiet.