I have been searching for the perfect pair of summer sandals for quite some time. For the past two, three summers, I lived my gold and silver sperry 2-eye boat shoes on relatively cool days, but for those blazing 100+ SoCal summer days, I resorted to cheap clearance urban outfitters' leather sandals with soles so thin I felt like I'm walking barefoot on the burning pavement.
With that said, I am also not one to spend an arm and a leg on casual sandals, I don't consider them an "investment piece", for one, I am extremely hard on my shoes when I walk, second, well, my DSW credit is burning a hole in my pocket.
I picked these up a couple of weeks ago on a spontaneous shopping trip with a gf, they caught my eye, I loved white jagged thick rubbery soles, sans ankle straps (i'm 5'2", ankle straps aren't my friends) AND leather? AND Italian made? check! Slipped them on, my feet were in cushy heaven, took them off, and headed straight for the cashier.
And the best part is, they were half off at my store, best $24.95 I have ever spent on sandals. (I may or may not have picked up the rose gold pair a week later as well..)