Honestly, I feel like breaking into Legally Blonde’s The Musical “Omigod You Guys” because Oh My God you guys these sandals!! Finding Off The Beaten Track March on in Black was the best moment of that day. For weeks I have been playing tag with Zappos using their free shipping and returns looking for the perfect pair of sandals. Believe it or not I truly do not own a good pair of sandals.
While I do own a pair of Birkenstock’s, which I love. However, when it comes to owning a pair of sandals that have a good heel strap I have not really hit a home run there. I have a few trips coming up that require sandals and I wanted a strap to hold my foot in. With a narrow foot and heel this become a much harder search than I thought possible.
Off The Beaten Track – March On in Black
This beautiful sandal is made out of genuine leather and manmade lining and sole. In ways they remind me of my Birkenstocks sole with it’s cork like sole and arch support. The moment I put them on I was like “Yes, these are what I’ve been looking for!” Maybe a little dramatic, but that’s life.
Wearability Out Of The Box
I truly hate breaking in shoes. Typically, shoes that need to be broken in do not feel right when you first put them on. So then you are taking a chance to see if once broken in they’ll be perfect or not. The Off the Beaten Track March On Sandals for me were good to go right out of the box. I wore them running around town doing errands and even outside playing frisbee. Any break-in should be minimal for these shoes, but I would wear them around before traipsing across Europe.
Treads For Wet Surfaces
Whether you are heading off to walk across wet cobblestones in Italy or wet pavement in your hometown, having good traction is key. These have really good traction for a sandal, and I am confident they will be solid in Europe too should it rain or I go walking across a waterfall!
Arch support is number one for me whenever I’m buying a shoe. I have learned that buying good quality shoes may cost more, but your feet will thank you later in life. Investing in good quality shoes may cost more, but the arch support will help keep your feet from gaining feet problems early in life (other situation could bring it though). The arch support in these sandals fit my arch like it was molded for it and makes me feel confident that I can walk for miles in them.
For my narrow feet I’m typically between an 8.5-9 in any shoe, but these fit true to my 8.5 size. Since it does come in half sizes I would recommend going with your normal size.
These are 100% travel worthy! Comfortable and cute were exactly what I was looking for. While I will not wear these to the airport as I would rather not deal with the buckles going through security, they are perfect everywhere else.
This review was completely my own and I was not compensated for the shoes or review. I absolutely love these sandals and wanted to share them with you!