- SHOE TYPE: SANDALS
- MANUFACTURER: CLARKS
- SIZES: 5-12 VARIOUS WIDTHS
- HALF SIZES: YES
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 2.9 POUNDS
- HEEL: 1.5 INCHES
- PLATFORM: 0.5 INCHES
- MATERIAL: LEATHER
- SOLE: EVA SOLE/ TEXTILE LINING
- OUTER SOLE: SYNTHETIC
- ALSO: RIPTAPE FASTENING, CUSHION SOFT TECHNOLOGY
- COLORS: RED LEATHER, BLACK LEATHER, NAVY LEATHER, TAN LEATHER, PEWTER METALLIC LEATHER, WHITE LEATHER, SAND LEATHER
- MODEL NO: LEISA LAKELYN
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 79%
- OUR RATING: 4.5 OUT OF FIVE STARS
- PRICE GUIDE: $39.97-$95.00
OUR FIRST THOUGHTS
Summer may be drawing to a close, but you may not have given up all hopes of ever seeing the sun again.
And if you live in warmer climes, then it might be reasonable to keep wearing sandals for a few weeks yet.
Even if not, well, there could still be a holiday to look forward to on the horizon.
In that case, you may still be on the lookout for a decent pair of sandals and what better than these Clarks?
Of course, you expect quality from Clarks and then you expect comfort.
On a first glance of these Clark’s Women’s Leisa Lakelyn Flat Sandal would definitely seem to offer this.
With an Ortholite footbed and an EVA sole, these Leisa Lakelyn’s promise to be extra comfy. Cushion Soft technology and a soft textile lining, means they should not be hard on your feet and you ought to be able to wear these against your skin.
The Cushion Soft technology features a mixture of different foam densities, wrapped into a soft leather lining.
The fastening is at the back, behind the ankle and has a hook and loop catch. This is the only point that can be adjusted on the sandals.
The upper is leather and has a geometric shape cut into the strap along the forefoot.
There is a half inch platform and approximately one and half inch heel.
Everything about these sandals says ‘comfort’. The inner sole seems springy and well padded, the EVA sole helps maintain the support to the foot, as well as feeling light under foot.
The leather straps look supportive and as if they should be a snug, close, but comfortable fit.
As for colors, these come in a number of simple shades; Red Leather, Black Leather, Navy Leather, Tan Leather, Pewter Metallic Leather, White Leather and Sand Leather.
Clarks offer the final word in comfort and quality, when it comes to any type of shoe and sandals are no exception.
This is the go to manufacturer for owners of fallen arches, bunions and a myriad of other podiatry conditions. They are the makers that people turn to for a specialist fit – whether that be narrow or extra wide.
Clarks are known as a ‘no nonsense’ manufacturer that shape shoes to fit and support even the most delicate of feet.
Around since 1825, Cyrus and James Clark founded the almost two centuries of shoemaking, with a slipper made from sheepskin cut offs.
An English company, they are based in Street, Somerset, where they originated from.
Since then, they have produced at least 22000 styles and designs for everyone – men, women, girls, boys and babies.
Over the years, there have been many iconic designs which have been prominent in fashion and popular culture, but the most famous product is probably still the Desert Boot – launched in 1950 and still enduringly fashionable to this day.
The Leisa Lakelyn is a flat sandal with a modest heel of approximately 1.5 inches and a firm but springy platform measuring 0.5 inches.
This is enough to lift your foot up comfortably from the ground and give you a spring in your step.
The EVA midsole helps to ensure comfort and softness, as well to make the overall construction light and the Clarks Cushion Soft technology keeps things nice and soft.
To fasten, simply use the hook and loop system with rip tape on the back of the ankle.
With 74% of customers giving these the thumbs up and a five star review, we are pretty confident that these are going to love your feet and your feet are going to love them back!
Clarks are well known for being the shoe manufacturer which takes sizing and fitting seriously.
Unlike most shoe retailers, they cater for both the wider and the narrower foot. This is good news for anyone whose foot strays outside of the “ordinary” perimeters.
And it is double good news for women with wide feet, who traditionally find themselves like one of Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters, trying to squeeze their foot into something too narrow.
So these Leisa Lakelyn Flat Sandals come in a variety of widths – from narrow to wide and of course, in a half size.
This means that you should have no problems in finding a pair to fit you and fit you well.
With an approval rating of nearly 80%, we think that these shoes will fit as expected for your usual size.
This pair of flat sandals from Clarks certainly look like a solid construction, which will not flake apart at the first sign of use or wear.
But this does not mean that they are clod hoppers which weigh a ton on your tootsies either. The EVA midsole helps keeps things light and springy and the foot bed is smoothly soft.
These are made of leather and although we can’t find anything out about the specific water resistance of them, it would seem likely they can withstand the odd splash without getting wet.
However, because they are open toed sandals, obviously, you don’t want to get them soaking wet.
Clearly, these are not water shoes or deck shoes or intended for immersion at any point. They are simply a sturdy pair of sandals which should be able to stand up to everyday conditions.
SHOULD I BUY THESE SANDALS?
Clarks are a market leader and their products rarely disappoint. Fortunately, these sandals are no exception either.
They are a first class pair of shoes which should last the test of time, if cared for properly.
We are confident they will provide the high standards you expect from Clarks.