Sam Edelman 'Gigi' Sandal
got what i wanted
I just needed a simple black sandal for the summer and this was it! the fit runs a little small, but they look great and are comfy. You have to make sure they are around your ankle tight because if its just a little lose the whole sandal will by floppy on your foot (which I thought was a little strange for the sizing).
Great All Around Sandal
Love my Sam Edelmans! The Gigis have lasted me through about three summers now and still look great. They go with jeans, shorts, and dresses so are quite versatile, though casual. They pack easy (super flat) and are quite affordable. Not recommended to wear in the water. Also, since they don't offer arch support (not a problem with my flat feet) my feet get a little sore when walking for long periods of time in them (like, 5+ hours).
I'm a 5.5 in shoes and the 6s fit fine. I also have wide feet and my feet and toes do not fall off the sides of the sandals.
I think the Kardashians wear the Gigis, and Oprah has been pictured wearing it on her magazine cover. Just an FYI. Try on for yourself.
I totally get why these are so popular. I have overlooked them for years because they are fairly plain and seems like everyone has a pair. But, once I received my order, I could see that the quality is a step up from all other sandals in this price range. Very well made and extremely comfortable. They required no breaking in. I really like the black leather other the patent leather I saw on other websites. I ordered my true size and they fit - but if you are between sizes, I would definitely size up.
I'm very happy with these sandals. They are very comfortable. I was able to walk in them all day the first day I wore them. Highly recommend!