Thursday, June 28, 2007


(We arrived home safely last night, though more delays with our airline made for another long day. It was good to be with loved ones in Colorado--I'll share more about our trip tomorrrow.)

Anyway, after wearing the same pair last week for everything but a wedding, I wanted to share about my absolute favorite sandals: Chacos. I had heard several people say how much they liked them, and a few years ago when embarking on a trip to Europe, I decided to purchase a pair (in black). They were more of an initial investment than I would normally make, but they have been totally worth it in my estimation. I will say that they needed some time to be "broken in," but after that it's been smooth sailing. I wear them almost daily in the summer and strongly recommend them. Now if only I could find an equally comfy pair of shoes to wear in the winter--any ideas?


Leah in Iowa said...

I checked out the shoe website and found a pair I would buy. Yes, I would consider them a significant investment as well! Wow!! If we go through Sioux Falls tomorrow, I may check them out at Scheel's.

Glad you're back from your trip, and that you made it safe and sound. I hope to check in off and on while we're gone ~ I'm anxious to hear about your time, and see photos of the wee one!

I talked to "Arlyn" yesterday about horse stuff. He had seen an aunt of mine this weekend in Sioux Falls at church, and she told him to give me a hug from her. So he gave it to me over the phone I guess. I divulged our "secret friendship" and how we "met", and he said the world sure was getting smaller. He said they stopped by your place on their way back, but no one was home. Imagine my joy when *I* got to tell *him* that you were in Colorado! HA! I don't think he really understands this blog business. =)

Amy Jane said...

Wow. Those look *really* cool. How did you convince yourself to make that big of an investment?

I find it intimidating to even think of spending that much on a shoe!

Did you get them on-line, or fit them at a local store?

How long did it take to brake them in? It looks like it'd be really uncomfortable in the arch until they were done with that.

Anonymous said...

It's all about Dansko's in the winter my friend. I love their Mary Jane style :) They too are an investment but I have vowed to purchase one pair of "good shoes" each year because they last forever and forever...chacos are actually next on my list :) REI here I come!! Lisa

Susan said...

I'm all about Dansko also. I bought a pair of Mary Janes in 2002 for a winter Europe trip and I still have those shoes! They look great, comfortable and get a lot of compliments on them.

Liz said...

Danskos for the winter. And Chacos for the summer! For sure! I'm from Colorado, and they are perfect, and well worth every penny. I have a "Chaco" tan on my feet already this summer! I have enjoyed reading your blog.

carrie said...

Well, Dansko is getting a lot of votes! I've heard of them before, but I guess I should try some on. Thanks for the tip!

Amy Jane, I had never spent that much on a shoe, so believe me, I thought a lot about it--both before and after the purchase. I did try them on at a store--I think on-line would be too risky. I've had them for a few years now, but I'd say it took a couple weeks. I was initially disappointed because I didn't think they were very comfortable, but I'm glad I stuck with them. (Not that that would be the case with any shoe, of course!)

Liz, I have a Chaco tan, too! Thanks for checking out my blog.

Anonymous said...

As an FYI...all Dansko's are handmade so you will want to try on multiple pairs of the same size and you can even take a shoe from different pairs to create YOUR pair that fits best. Once you start trying them on you will see what I mean and will know when a Dansko fits or not. You have to break them in too but once you do you won't even know you have them on :) And be prepared, they are more than Chacos but very very worth it!

Here are my favorite pair and I even have them on today :) LB

Ewokgirl said...

I'll be the voice of dissention. I'm a Birkenstock girl. I think I'm currently up to 7 pairs in my closet. They're expensive, but they're worth every penny. I wear them for years until they're pretty much dead, and even then, you can send them in for reconditioning. I mostly just have Arizona sandals and the Boston mules, but I've been drooling over the dressier Edens.

Ebay is a great resource for buying Birks for less. There are many sellers with brand-new Birks for less than retail.