Stylish & comfortable flat sandals for women - une femme d'un certain âge

Pick of the week: dressy-ish flat sandals

These braided strap sandals hit the Footwear Trifecta: comfortable, stylish, and versatile.

Susan B. wears Dolce Vita Indy flat braided leather sandals.

And they’re priced well under $100! These flat slide sandals are easy to walk in (no “thwap!”) and available in a bunch of colors and finishes. I think they zhush up a casual outfit, and would work with dressy-casual attire. (Like a maxi dress, maybe? 😉)

Above, I’m wearing with stripe linen pants. I’m usually a size 7 in sandals, but 7.5 was the right size in these. (I like them so much I ordered a second pair in ivory!)

If you want something a little dressier, here’s the same style with a low heel, also under $100.

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  1. Susan M
    June 3, 2022 / 6:12 am

    The sandals look fab. I am an unashamed Monarchist, so, yes, I have been glued to the tellie, watching Trooping of The Colour and the Remembrance Service at St Paul’s, with the Palace concert next. I think the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfits have been the stand out so far – apart from the Queen of course.

  2. Joann Czarny
    June 3, 2022 / 7:47 am

    Beautiful sandals! Do you find they stay comfortable on your feet, or does your foot slip when you walk?

    • Susan Blakey
      June 3, 2022 / 8:20 am

      Thanks! I find they’re very secure on my feet and don’t slip when I walk. I have a medium-width foot.

  3. Judy
    June 3, 2022 / 9:11 am

    Love the multi-colors! Do you think they would work on a very narrow foot?

    • Susan Blakey
      June 3, 2022 / 9:14 am

      Hi Judy, everyone’s feet and fit preferences are so individual, so it’s a hard question for me to answer. My feet are medium-width and the straps fit snugly.

  4. Geri Gaskill
    June 3, 2022 / 9:43 am

    LOVE the puffy straps that are popular now and the square toe plus the double strap will keep them on your feet! The Queen’s Jubilee is phenomenal plus what a boon for the economy in UK after COVID!

  5. No Fear of Fashion
    June 3, 2022 / 10:08 am

    Shoes in summer are a nightmare for me as I get blisters from any kind of shoe unless it is fabric.
    The search goes on.

  6. Lee Rosenthall
    June 3, 2022 / 11:13 am

    Love these! Also love your natural nails. Is there any polish on them or are they truly bare? I’ve never been much for nail polish but I do wonder if people are laughing at me behind my back when I wear sandals without it. 😀

    • Susan Blakey
      June 3, 2022 / 11:18 am

      Hi Lee, thanks! I stopped wearing polish except occasionally, as I find my nails look much healthier when I don’t wear it regularly.

      • Lee Rosenthall
        June 3, 2022 / 11:22 am

        Good for you, Susan! I think you have impeccable taste and style and this has convinced me not to paint my toenails tonight before I go out with a girlfriend. I feel like whatever polish I wear it ends up staining my nails horribly. If our nails are healthy at this age, I say show them off!

  7. Pat
    June 3, 2022 / 7:35 pm

    I love, love the puffy braided sandal look AND the puffy bag look. I got a low block heel version in Nude from Steve Madden and just bought a black pair from Clarks. The braided straps are so soft and comfy. These are favorites! I love the multi-colored ones you found. I am following the Jubilee events. Queen Elizabeth is an amazing woman!

  8. Char
    June 4, 2022 / 8:25 am

    Cute shoes. Have you tried a neutral sheer polish on your toes? It gives a
    nicer look than just unpolished IMO .Some of the new neutrals are a great
    clean look and look more “polished” than undone bare nails. You have
    such outstanding shoes they stand out.

  9. Florida Lyn
    June 6, 2022 / 8:06 am

    After I stopped painting my toenails, I stopped wearing my sandals. Your bare nail photo has given me the gentle push I needed to start wearing them again. Thanks.

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