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Would You Wear… Sandal Boots?


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Photos: 1. Jason Wu F/W ’13 via Elle, 2. Hanneli Mustaparta via Elle, 3. Anne Hathaway via Pacific Coast News

As the weather (finally!) warms up, us college girls have to rethink our footwear options. It’s too warm to wear boots, yet it’s still a bit too chilly to wear sandals. This past fashion week may have delivered the perfect compromise: the sandal boot. This all-encompassing term, which comprises numerous trends from the past few seasons, is either a flat, wedge, or high-heeled boot with a big peep-toe or plenty of the foot showing.

Sandal boots were everywhere at fashion week including Kenzo, 3.1 Philip Lim, Helmut Lang, and Kenneth Cole. Even though they may not be practical for traipsing through the snow, they would be perfect for summertime. These stompers are statement-makers, so be sure to rock them with confidence!

Here are our favorite under-$100 finds…

Sandal boots under $100
Top Row: Mesh Peep-Toe Booties – Forever 21, Call Me Sandal – Chinese Laundry, Khaki Shoeboots – Topshop
Bottom Row: Mesh Cut-out Heel Booties – Forever 21, Leverage Ankle Boot – Amazon, Sandal Boots – ASOS

We want to know what you think!

Would you wear sandal boots? Have you seen any? If so, where? How would you wear them? Are these going to go out of style quickly? Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts. 

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14 Responses to “Would You Wear… Sandal Boots?”

  1. 1
    April 9th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I must admit I have quite an intense dislike for sandal boots! I just don’t get them, as such. I’m not a fan of peep toes in general, and these are way worse. The middle bottom pair are pretty cool, though with a full toe would be better. Some people can no doubt pull them off, but I for one shall be steering clear!

  2. 2
    April 9th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    loooooooooooooooooooove them. I just wish i had more money so I could buy like a thousand pair ;)

  3. 3
    April 9th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I just don’t get these! If it’s hot enough to bare-legged, there are plenty shoe styles to shoe from, including flat sandals or my personal favorite, peep-toe platmform wedges!
    If these are supposed to be warm, real booties are much cuter!
    I can definitely understand the fashion appeal, as they do look modern but it’s just too edgy for me to find wearable :p

  4. 4
    April 9th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    My toes would get cold… Not a practical option for me.

  5. 5
    April 9th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Ugh, no. I think these look super trashy. I’ve never seen a pair that I would ever put on my feet.

  6. 6
    April 9th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    The Jason Wu ones are super popular in South Korea, and have been since last year. I personally don’t understand it though. I’ve tried them, but it makes my legs feel really hot.

  7. 7
    April 9th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Sorry- I mean the style of the Jason Wu sandal boots* have been popular since last year

  8. 8
    April 9th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Heck no. Does anyone else think that these shoes and booties really cut off the length of the leg?

  9. 9
    April 9th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    They just look season confused to me. It’s like Uggs with shorts. Not feeling this trend.

  10. 10
    April 9th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Looks like a combination of a combat boot, peep-toe pump, and gladiator sandal… They look a bit uncomfortable and chilly to me.

  11. 11
    April 9th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Oh yes I love them!

  12. 12
    April 10th, 2013 at 3:02 am

    I think the concept is kind of cool, but they’re really impractical. I only occasionally wear boots in the summer and these just say “winter” to me. And Ohio winters are…cold.

  13. 13
    April 10th, 2013 at 4:12 am

    never! they look too hot for warm weather and too chilly for cold weather

  14. 14
    April 14th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    these are really ugly and frankly impractical…the only decent looking ones are the Mesh Cut-out Heel Booties – Forever 21 but even those i would only wear with tights underneath

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