His and her and mama - sandal picks

June 23, 2014

Finally!  Warm weather is starting to become a regular thing and no easier way to transition to the warmer temps than to slip on some sandals - here are Motherburg’s top picks for boys, girls, and of course mama!


                                                                 For her - by Erica 

  • A sandal that has become a staple in my daughter’s summer style is the original Saltwater - and when it comes in fun colors like lime or shiny purple, how can you resist?
  • These stylish, yet functional thong style by Kenneth Cole Reaction are on my daughter’s wish list - I like the wrap around the heel, so even though it is a slip on, it will stay in place.  I am loving the mint color - they will brighten up any outfit!
  • For the more adventurous girl, here is a comfy style by Keen that also comes in fun colors.


For him, Donna's picks

For him- by Donna

  • My son is a runner and I have to put him in sandals that basically will stay put as he runs. He will also be climbing rocks, the park gym and jump on the water. These water sandals from Jcrew are prefect for they will support him in all his summer adventures.
  • A flip flop is definitely a must if you are like us Brooklyn moms who will be going to our local pool a flip flop is great on the hot cement. Or if like my sister who’s boys live blocks from the beach, flip flops will help keep the hot sand away from burning beach feet. Target has a great selection of flip-flops for under $4.
  • If your boy still needs support in his flip-flop Old Navy has a great selection of flops with back straps, this will help teach your toddler in walking with flips and cause less falling as sandal walking can be an art form in itself.


For mama - by both! We each have a different style, so we thought we would highlight the more fashion forward picks by Donna, and a bit more traditional by Erica.

Erica’s picks

  • My summer staple is the Havaianas slim style.  For the past 3 seasons, I find the grey to be a softer go-with-everything color vs. the black that I previously bought for most of my adult life!  
  • My dressy option is a wedge - I am short, so I love to get some extra height with the comfort of the wedge.  I am loving these kate spade platform wedge sandals - I like the neutral color, helping to elongate my short legs.
  • Finally, my husband picked these out for me, and I am loving them!  I had done various thong style sandals in the past and they always felt like I was walking on a piece of paper.  But these Sam Edelman Flat Thong Sandals - Gigi are super comfortable and have a great cushion to them.  I got them in the bright tangelo color and while I was worried about the orange color, they seem to go with everything!

Donna’s picks

  • Not in a million years did I see Birkenstocks becoming the huge fashion trend they are this summer. People have always been shock that I wear Birkenstocks, they tend to have a more granola vibe and people do not place me in this category. But in reality I am a California girl who grew up with a southern Cali beach lifestyle. Birkenstocks are so comfortable and when I became a mother I was happy that my teenage staple fit well with helping my feet stay comfortable especially in the summer. I wear this style as soon as the temp hit 70 degrees.
  • Another style from my Californian lifestyle is hurraches. I am a sucker for a colorful one and obsess IX’s stylish take on this Latin staple. I wear these on my casual fridays at work and when I need to give my birkenstocks a rest.
  • No.6 sandal clogs are hands down my work sandal the entire summer. They have the height I need so I feel dressed up and work with everything I wear. From the moment I put them on they stay on as I make my mad dash to camp drop off to a full day of work and then back to camp for pick up. I even keep them on if it rains for they have a rubber sole so there is none of that loud clunky wood sound some clogs make.



Photo: View From The Topp 

Post by Erica & Donna