My friend Sarah was insistent. “I promise, you’ll like what you see,” she said. But I refused. I just couldn’t bring myself to even look at the shoes. I’m not that kind of person. But she told me that if I just looked, then she would buy me lunch. So I did.
That’s when I saw them. Mixed among the flip flop wedges and those ridiculous looking clogs, were a simple, non plastic pair of wedge sandals. I liked them. And they were Crocs. So I clicked on the info and thus began my love affair with the Crocs Hanalei wedge sandal.
The Hanalei is a simple wedge with a single strap open toe and an ankle strap, both made of a woven fabric in one of several colors. The base is your standard Crocs plastic foam, but the fabric upper makes it look a little less like a pair of life sized Barbie shoes. I read a couple of reviews, and found that they were supposed to be really comfortable, which is always my main goal, so I decided to purchase a pair. Since I was looking at them on the actual Crocs website, I decided to shop around for a less expensive site. I found the same pair at Endless.com for about $20 less than on Crocs.com so I bought a pair of the Natural/Stone color.
They arrived the next day (yay free shipping!) I was in heaven. They were so cute on, and I knew the second I stepped into them that they would be my favorite pair of shoes. Two months later, they still are. They are so comfortable that I can walk around all day and not have sore feet, even though they are heels! Plus, they are super cute, and since I live in a place that has pretty mild winters, I’m sure I’ll get to use these year round.
About three weeks after I got them, I decided to purchase the Jade/Natural ones I saw, because I have a green shirt and khaki skirt that I’m sure would look perfect with them. But when I went back to the website, to my horror they were gone! I was so sad. Luckily just yesterday I was looking for some rain boots online, and I found my wonderful Hanaleis available once again on Endless.com, and they’re on sale!! I’ve already purchased my Jade/Natural ones and look forward to them arriving tomorrow! I’m even going to wear my planned outfit with them the next day.
I strongly recommend these shoes for anyone. Even the Croc haters (trust me, I was with you). They are super cute and really comfortable. Plus, they have several different styles, and they’re on sale right now on Endless.com. You can pick up a pair of crocs Hanalei Sandals for $47 on Endless.com. FYI, they are no longer on the Crocs website, but I’m thinking about writing them to ask for new colors for the next summer season!