If you’ve only worn sandals you bought from a major discounter, you are missing out on the beauty and comfort of handmade leather sandals. I wear my sandals year-round with pride. I get the occasional odd glance, but if you’ve worn handmade sandals yourself I think you’d understand.
I hated wearing mass produced sandals because I developed sores from them and they made my skin itchy anyplace they touched them. I swore never to wear sandals again after one really bad blister. I thought all sandals must be painful, so I just quit wearing them.
My best friend used to kid around with me, mocking my dislike of sandals. She insisted that I should put on a pair of custom leather sandals like hers, because their great quality would make me want to wear them forever. I didn’t believe her, because the memory of my bad experience was too fresh in my mind.
So, imagine my surprise when for my birthday she bought me my own pair of handmade leather sandals. I was speechless — and a bit irritated, if I were to be honest. But she was not to be refused. She insisted that once I put them on, no one was going to be getting them back off of me again. To appease her, I dutifully tried them on.
She laughed when she saw my face, she could see that I was hooked. I never knew that sandals could be as comfortable as these. I don’t think I would be exaggerating if I said that I felt more barefoot with the sandals on, than I did when I was actually barefoot.
If you are one of the lucky ones to have a spring birthday, handmade leather sandals are the best gift to receive. Enjoy them through the spring and summer. You will be tempted to wear them in the winter because you love them so much. Go ahead and pack them away during the winter, because sandals usually are not worn in the winter.
My friend thankfully assisted me yet again. She revealed to me that her sandals were worn all winter without being uncomfortable. At first I felt weird by not packing my sandals away and tried to wear them only on pleasant, springlike days. I soon found myself missing my sandals, though, and trying them out as the days got progressively colder. Now I always have comfortable feet because I always wear my sandals, no matter what season it is.