Maybe I’m late to the game, but I recently discovered the sheer genius of Old Navy’s footwear section. As someone who’s had bad luck with expensive footwear in the past, I just assumed the worst when it came to the retailer’s selection. (Assume nothing, y’all!) But when I came across the Linen-Blend Pointy-Toe Mule Flats a few weeks back, I figured, “Hell, I need to give them a try.” After that happy triumph, I scooped up the Criss-Cross Faux-Leather Sandals, and the rest is history. I’m telling you: the brand’s shoes — at least their sandals and flats, anyway — are worth trying if you value comfort, style, and a reasonable price tag.
So when I walked into a nearby store recently and saw a wall full of Double-Strap Slide Sandals ($12, originally $20, plus 30 percent off with code HURRY), I did a double-take, not only because of all of the pretty colors, but because they look ultra similar to a celeb-loved design of a much higher price point. Knowing how much my feet love Old Navy’s other styles, I knew it would be hard to go wrong with these babies. And when I picked them up to find that they’re super lightweight, you can best bet that I threw them in my shopping cart. See below for how they look IRL.
The verdict? My only complaint about these slides is that they run a bit big on my foot. I’m usually a size 9.5, so I chose size 10 when I definitely could have gone with a size 9. (There’s a rather large gap from the end of my foot to the end of the shoe.) For that reason, I’m probably going to swap them out with a size down, but I’m not mad about it: while I’m at the store, I might also pick up one of the 11(!) other colors if they’re still in stock.
At the time of writing, these sandals have garnered hundreds of five-star reviews, and now — after wearing them almost exclusively the past few days — I understand why. I’m really impressed with how comfortable they are thanks to their thick cushioning that your foot sinks into. That, teamed with how on-trend and easy to slip on they are, is why you’ll find me wearing them just about everywhere this spring and summer.
Finally, it’s worth noting that these sandals are partially made with renewable sugarcane, which is part of the brand’s commitment to help contribute to a greener future — and shoppers are obsessed with the brand’s progress. “A feel-good purchase both for the planet and my wallet,” one reviewer wrote. Another proudly declared: “The plant-based [design] is what sold me.” Kudos, Old Navy: affordable sustainability is something we can all get behind.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Marisa Petrarca