You should consider introducing sandals into your shoe rack. This is because they bring a whole new fashion sense while able to be matched with all your outfits. This guarantees a flattering appearance. Save your feet from those sneakers and high heels once in a while.
Sandals have health benefits. Many podiatrists actually recommend wearing of supportive sandals because they let the feet ‘breath’.
Sandals give the feet freedom, and deliver an appealing balance of being almost barefoot but still having shoes on the feet.
Paul Higiro, a fashion boutique attendant, says that there are plenty of great styles and designs of sandals in almost all markets in Kigali.
Petite Uwase, the Manager of Star’s Boutique in Nyamirambo, says that sandals are great for people with thick ankles, because they make the ankle appear slimmer, thus giving the wearer a seductive look.
Maria Kalisa confesses that she is obsessed with high heeled footwear. She however admitted though she loves the footwear because they add extra height to the wearer, they can be a source of pain unlike sandals.
There are great ways to jazz up your sandals by pairing them on a sparkly dress, or hot short pants to satisfy the requirements for the most striking appearance.
“One can find many varieties of sandals flooded in the market ranging from flip flops, thongs to slide sandals to meet the requirements of men, women and kids,” says Jane Kayitesi, at 2009 Fashion Boutique.
Like their world’s mentors in the celebrity world, the likes of Katie Holmes, Halle Berry, Rwanda’s celebrities too, have embraced the trend. Miss Shanel, Aline Gahongayire, Miss Tonzi and Cynthia Akazuba (Miss Kigali) are often spotted in sandals.
Thong sandals are the most comfortable type of sandal that relaxes your tired feet with utmost comfort. However, some people claim that slide sandals are another style statement which does not suit everyone.
People should always make sure they have well-manicured feet. The same rule that applies to having clean, moisturized feet for sandals also applies to men. Even if a pedicure is out of the question, at the very least the wearer should pay attention to foot hygiene.
“Not everyone looks great in sandals, but only those with well shaped feet and nice nails,” warns Janet Kamikazi. However, wearing the wrong sandals invites embarrassment from the onlookers. Avoid sandals with multiple colours, or many straps. But, you can give them a shot.