Most Versatile Sandals for Busy Women

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I have been searching for the most versatile sandals to wear this summer.  The minute the weather starts to warm up, I look forward to slipping into my sandals and showing off my new spring nail polish on my toes. When I choose sandals, how versatile they are is very important. I have a few cute pairs I only wear to dress up in but the sandals I wear all day need to be much more flexible. I need them to be cute, comfortable and able to be worn with several outfits.

Most versatile sandals

Most Versatile Sandals for Busy Women

When I was sent the Dansko Iris sandal, part of the Sierra Collection, for a feature on my site, I knew that these were sandals I could wear all day comfortably. The Dansko Iris has a dual density footbed with memory foam and soft leather uppers with Scotchgard™ protection. You know how comfortable memory foam mattresses are, right? Can you imagine walking on a footbed made of memory foam all day. Talk about comfortable!

The kids and I will be doing a lot of local traveling this summer to visit some historical and educational spots in the area. I want sandals that are comfortable enough to wear if we are hiking a walking trail but nice enough to wear if we stop somewhere for dinner.  The Dansko Iris is the perfect choice for both of these. Nubuk leather has a very soft, silky feel but can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth if needed.

Most versatile sandals

Most versatile sandals

Because it can be adjusted in several different spots, it is one of the most comfortable pairs of sandals that I’ve ever worn. There is added support and comfort because the footbed is contoured.  I need that extra support when I’ll be on my feet. The outer footbed is slip resistant so I have no worries about wearing it on the dock at the beach or at the maritime museum when we visit. The 1 1/2″ heel makes it the perfect height for me. It’s available in black, blue, chocolate, orchid and sand in sizes 5 1/2 to 12 so it will literally go with any outfit.

Hubbardton Battlefield - Vermont - most versatile sandals

I decided to wear my new sandals to the Hubbardton Battlefield. The Hubbardton Battlefield is the site where the Green Mountain Boys fought the British on July 7, 1777. We visit every year on that date when they have the re-enactment. During other times of the year, it’s still a gorgeous place to visit and check out the scenery. Even after wandering around, my feet were still comfortable!

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  1. Melissa Lawler says
    Many more drives through Custer State Park.
  2. Spashionista (Alicia) says
    I think I was meant to read this post because I have such a hard time finding comfortable sandals for my wide feet that don't look dumpy or matronly. Lucky you to have received a pair to review. Thanks for sharing with us! Alicia
    • Ellen Christian says
      Glad to, Alicia! It's hard to find sandals that are cute and comfortable but these are it!
  3. Linda Kish says
    I plan to go to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park and also to Las Vegas. 
  4. carol clark says
    i want to go to dallas and  austin this summer 
  5. Barbara Montag says
    Not much planned - a couple of visits to the lake so far. thank you
  6. Shelley Zurek says
    Another lovely picture.  PERFECT.  And you KNOW how I feel about Danskos!  Keep up the great work Ellen.  
  7. No plans yet, but a lot of visits to the park
  8. Alexis Smith says
    Those Dansko Iris sandals look great, Ellen! That shade of blue reminds me of blue skies and shimmering oceans. It's just so calming and soothing. I prefer the orchid color though, since pink is my favorite color. ;)
  9. Sharon Rooney says
    I plan on going to the beach and taking the family to the museums in Philadelphia
  10. anne harris says
    hoping to go to the local state park this summer, pool time!!
  11. Nicole Vosburgh says
    I will be heading to Orlando for a girls week getaway at the end of August.
  12. Tracy Pryor says
    We are planning on staying at a cabin WV a couple of times this summer. 
  13. We plan on going camping in the mountains near our home.
  14. I am looking forward to tubing down the river!
  15. Amber Pixie says
    Those are adorable! I do a lot of camping, hiking, gardening, and will be going up north for a casual wedding - these sort of shoes would be perfect. :)
  16. These are so cute! Dansko's are so comfy too. I live in sandal during the spring/winter or no sandals at all
  17. Caroline Wampler says
    We plan to go to the beach and maybe go to an amusement park!
  18. Stephanie V. says
    traveling to NJ to see family and England to visit family and attractions as well! Maybe a LEGOLAND trip too. tvollowitz at aol dot com
  19. I am going to visit my sister in AR where she just moved from NC
  20. Monique Rizzo says
    Some trips to the ocean and redoing our backyard.
  21. Rebecca Pierson says
    hopefully going to new orleans if all goes as planned :)
  22. Tyneisha Fondren says
    I can't wait to gt back to the beach!!!
  23. My mom and I are planning on driving to Colorado to visit my brother this summer.
  24. mickeyfan says
    It's not really summer yet, but we took a vacation last week (Las Vegas). We farm, so can't really plan things the way most people can.
  25. great gift for our daughter
  26. mrsshukra says
    Just staying home this summer!
  27. going to Turkey
  28. I am going to nyc
  29. tina reynolds says
    Planning on visiting the oregon coast
  30. BlackAsphodel says
    I don't plan on traveling. blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com
  31. Ashley Pomykala says
    No traveling for me but I do plan on doing a whole lot of hiking and fishing this summer.
  32. Natalie Brown says
    Hello! I've got a couple of long week-ends planned at a motel on the beach. We live in Florida, so that's always close & super fun! Thank-you!!
  33. Brittney House says
    I have nothing planned. I will probably just sit in my room and look out the window.
  34. alena svetelska says
    Same as every summer camping at mountains where we build cabin,its so peacefull there.We enjoy hiking,fishing and riding fourwheelers and dirt bikes.
  35. Jennifer H. says
    I'm going to the Cayman Islands!
  36. Cynthia C says
    I am planning a road trip to the beach.
  37. Hi, planning a trip to St. Augustine soon! Thanks for sharing!
  38. Ashley Irby says
    We're planning on going to Black WaterFalls, West VA!
  39. I am not doing much this summer. Maybe some museums.
  40. taking my son to see the ninja turtles in florida this summer
  41. We took the kids to Wisconsin Dells over Mother's Day weekend.
  42. tara pittman says
    Have no plans as of yet just kids and the park.
  43. Annual summer trip to Minnesota!
  44. We will probably spend time at the beach and lake. Maybe see some relatives out of state.
  45. Travel and family.
  46. I am taking my grandchildren to the beach. 
  47. I plan on spending a lot of time outside in the sun! :)
  48. mysweetiepiepie says
    My veggie garden is my summer adventure this year, lots & lots going on out there this year. 
  49. I'll be traveling!
  50. Stephanie Hirsch says
    We are getting swim passes to a theme park nearby and going to stay close to home, we are also going to my sisters wedding.
  51. Tonja Saylor says
    Not a lot of plNs for summer - we do plan on swimming though. We may take a trip to a local theme park later.
  52. We're planning to go camping next month.
  53. I plan on doing a lot of hiking this summer.
  54. We have the chaos of VBS coming up and then I am taking on BlogHer with lots of walking!
  55. I have one vacation planned in August. It's a girls getaway in a tourist town along Lake Michigan.
  56. suburbancorrespondent says
    Camping in Acadia National Park!
  57. Natalie S says
    Lots of outdoor and park time for my boys, swimming in our pool, and beach vacation this summer!
  58. Planning on rehoming the 5 kittens that are 2 weeks old now..when they are 6 weeks old. :o) Not much else.
  59. Jennifer Essad says
    love the color of the sandals, I have one pair of the clogs that I love
  60. lorri langmaid says
    We have a garden going and passes to the Zoo
  61. Susan Smith says
    We are going to my nieces wedding in July.
  62. I was hiking the Appalachian Trail for a month in May.
  63. I plan on camping in Rocky Mountain National Park.
  64. We've done a lot of hiking this spring.
  65. Jessica Ruggiero says
    We purchased family pool passes so will be spending a lot of our time at the pool!
  66. Jill Myrick says
    We will be going on vacation to the beach next month, spending several days at the lake and geocaching. jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com
  67. Sherrie C. says
    In about two weeks, my family and I are leaving for a seven day road trip across three states and stopping to take in the sights along the way. callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com
  68. danielle Marie says
    i am planning a weekend trip to vegas. super excited.
  69. Amanda G. says
    We're planning on spending some time hiking through local state parks.
  70. Paula Michele Hafner says
    We've gone to Busch Gardens several times. We went to the Eastern Shore of Va this last week and will go back in a few weeks. We also are planning a trip to Wintergreen, Va and to the Outer Banks. We like to take short trips in the summer.
  71. Lesia Hanks says
    I don't really have a vacation planned, but I live 20 minutes from the beach, so I hope to be there as much as possible on the weekends.  I love Danskos.  After developing Plantar Fasciitis, I was searching for better shoes and I discovered this brand.  I wear them to work year round.  I would love to win a pair of these sandals.
  72. Karen Drake says
    The only summer adventure I have planned is going to the lake with a picnic lunch.
  73. Linda @ Linda's Lunacy says
    We haven't decided what we're going to do this summer yet. With 4 teenagers in the house, I'm sure we'll find some adventure some where!
  74. Peggy Rydzewski says
    the whole rented lake cabins and we are spending a week together..
  75. Tammie Venne says
    We had a trip to the zoo and probably the waterpark soon but nothing too outlandish
  76. Lee Mckoen says
    Just returned fro a road trip with my daughter and grandson ,we went to see mount rushmore AMAZING!
  77. Nicole Millheim says
    Days at the beach, fishing and snorkeling
  78. Emily Morelli says
    We plan to spend a weekend at the lake in July.
  79. Miranda Ward says
    We have plans to visit the mountains
  80. Hesper Fry says
    We plan to travel to northern Wisconsin and visit family.
  81. We just made reservations for a stay on the San Juan Islands.
  82. just gardening, swimming at home. cant afford to go anywhere this year, unfortunately :(
  83. Stephanie Galbraith says
    We will be re-designing our back yard, and spending lots of time at the water park.
  84. Charlene Kuser says
    We are going to Washington DC to see the exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History and then to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  85. susan smoaks says
    we are going to stay home this year
  86. Beverly Metcalf says
    Love those pretty sandals. I'm hoping to go to Maine and spend a few days at the ocean this summer. Thanks for having this contest.
  87. I would love to go swimming and camping.
  88. We're mostly staying close to home, but we are doing a staycation.
  89. going to the beach

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