Summer Sandals- Narrow and Wide Widths

Editor's note: Below you'll find another blog post from Poplin contributor and plus size fashion guru, Jordan Richardson. It's more common than you would think to struggle to find the right width of shoe. Lucky for us, Jordan is on the case!

 New Look Ghilly Black Wedge Sandals. ASOS. $32.60

Hello Dear Reader,

I come to you today with just a quick little post about SHOES! As we approach the summer months, school letting out and vacations being planned; we find ourselves in need of the ubiquitous sandal. Like finding an amazing boot for fall and winter a perfect summer sandal is an elusive but worthwhile endeavor. Just like clothing, finding a great fit can be a challenge especially for those of us with narrow or wide width feet. So while I myself was on the search for a great summer sandal, I thought I would share my finds!

Date Night Heel

 Naturalizer 'Nebula' Leather Sandal. Also comes in black and monochrome. Nordstrom. $98.95

 New Look Wide Fit Pint White Cork Heeled Sandals. ASOS. $45.29

This adorable and cushioned heel is ideal for summer date or cocktail event. In a neutral useful color and coming in 4 different widths from Narrow to Extra Wide Widths this shoes hits all the marks! These white cork heels are a great budget version with a bit more heel stability due to the on-rend chunky heel. Also a great option for summer parties. 


Brunch with the Ladies

 'Padova' Double Strap Wedge Sandal. Nordstrom. Also comes in black, tan and white. $69.95

With a low heel and coming in a variety of colors this little wedge is perfect for meeting the ladies for a summer Sunday brunch, or touring the newest mall shops. Hey, it's even a subdued but attractive summer work shoe.


Running Errands

 Mirror Rose Gold Birko-Flor Gizeh. Birkenstock. $94.95

  Mirror Green Birko-Flor Florida. $99.95

Now I have been a fan of Birkenstock's for a long time. So when they came into Vogue and started going crazy with colors, I fell even further in love! The metallic options are my favorite currently, and the great thing about Birkenstock's in that they come in narrow, regular and wide widths and have arch support to boot! Some of the newer versions have soft foot-beds, personally for comfort I recommend finding ones with this new foot-bed, helps the break in process go faster I have found. To try them on I recommend heading the Nordstrom where they have a great selection. If you are willing to dig you can find awesome deals at Nordstrom Rack!


Hot Sandy Vacation

 Bass Margie. Also in black, white, and tan. $45.00 Narrow

 Sole Diva Leather Strappy Sandal EEE Fit. Simply Be.  Also comes in Black. $49.95 Wide Width

Comfort and ease for walking tourist attractions, while also being open enough to easily shake sand out, these two are great little additions to a summer wardrobe. Pull them on with a flippy summer dress, or with some great printed shorts and you are good to go!


Summer Wedding

 Humorous Wide fit Heeled Sandal. ASOS. $63.43

For all of the summer weddings you may be attending, let me introduce a metallic as a neutral. These great little block heels will go with just about any outfit, not sink into grass and look good with pants or skirts or dresses. Really they are just an all around winner.

  Poplin Contributor and Plus Size Guru Jordan Richardson. Photo by Emily Dymond Photography.

So I hope these give all ya'll with wide and narrow widths a jumping off point. Cute shoes are possible they just need a bit more digging to find at times.

Happy Shopping



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