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- SHOE TYPE: SANDAL
- SIZES: 5.5-11 (B) M/ (C) D US
- HALF SIZES: YES
- MATERIAL: TEXTILE
- OUTER SOLE: SYNTHETIC
- HEEL HEIGHT: 2.25”
- WEDGE: 0.75”
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 2 POUNDS
- WATERPROOF: NO
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 67%
- ALSO: MEMORY FOAM INSERT, CRISS CROSSING SHAPES, STRAPPY TOE RING THONG DESIGN, SOFT FABRIC STRAP LINING, ARCH CUSHION PAD, FLEXIBLE TRACTION SOLE
- COLORS: BLACK, GREY JERSEY, BLACK GEM, BLACK JERSEY, BLACK SPARKLE, SILVER SPARKLE
- BRAND: SKECHERS
- MODEL NO: 38465
- AMAZON RATING: 4.2 OUT OF FIVE STARS
- PRICE GUIDE: $20.97 – $75.59
When is a flip flop not a flip flop? When they are disguised as an elegant pair of wedge sandals!
Essentially, what we have here is a flawless pair of wedge sandals by quality footwear manufacturer Skechers.
But the good news is that you should be just as easily able to shuffle into a pair of these Cali Women’s Rumblers, as you are to throw on a pair of flip flops or your favorite pair of sneakers.
The advantage is these are infinitely more classy than any old pair of sneakers and still offer the same degree of comfort.
Sometimes, sandals can be, well uncomfortable. And wedge sandals with thin strappy thongs don’t always immediately scream ‘comfortable’.
But prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
These Cali Rumblers Young At Heart Sandals are designed for comfort.
With a memory foam insert, they should hug your feet from dawn til dusk, making everyday walking a pleasure.
THE DESIGN VIEW
We think that the oddly named Cali Rumblers Young At Heart Sandals will make a great addition to any wardrobe, especially one designed to be worn in the office.
These could make a great workplace or office shoe, for those who are on their feet, but not necessarily trekking over hot coals everyday or tackling the North Face of the Eiger regularly.
We doubt this strappy, open toed and backless design is really intended for use in such workplaces as the kitchen or anywhere something could fall on your feet. But for everyday work and wear, they are comfortable and practical.
Unlike some wedge sandals, these will not send you teetering over the edge and you should not be at great risk of that horror of all horrors – falling off your platforms.
The material is a smooth faux nubuck leather look synthetic. This, together with the memory foam insert, should feel nice and padded against your foot.
The strappy sandals have a criss cross finish and front toe ring thong. There is also decorative accent stitching to complete the look of the thin straps.
In terms of color, well, if you like black then you are in luck!
We would be lying if we said that these sandals came in all the shades of the rainbow. It is more they come in a spectrum of shades ranging from gray to black and then incorporating um, more black.
Currently, the color options go like this; Black – this is an all black shoe, which does exactly as it says on the tin; Grey Jersey – this is a gray sandal base, with a pebble dashed lighter gray strap, this style has a knitted pattern effect on it; Black Gem – this is a black shoe, studded with fake gems along the straps; Black Jersey – similar to the Grey Jersey, this is a black shoe base with a soft, black, fabric effect knitted strap look; Black Sparkle – once again, this is an all black design with an added sparkle!
Finally, if they all seem a little too subdued for your tastes then there is the Silver Sparkle – a black shoe base with a silver strap. These are the most dressy and fashionable of the color selections on offer, we feel.
The heel on these wedges measures approximately 2.5 inches and the platform is somewhere in between 0.5- 0.75 inches.
This is enough to give a decent height and wear with a skirt or dress, in lieu of “conventional” heels, but not enough to give you vertigo or go ass over tit into the nearest wastepaper bin, the second you stand on anything other than terra firma.
We feel that these simple, yet effective, pair of wedges occupy that hard to find spot in a woman’s wardrobe of being wearable, without incurring discomfort and allow for some elegance, without having a major trade off in terms of restricted movement.
The good news about these Cali Women’s Rumblers Young At Heart Sandals is that they do come in half sizes and also more than one width.
These are available in both a B (M) and C (D) fitting.
We think that you will be able to find something to fit you.
However we would be neglectful in our duties if we didn’t also pass on the one or two niggles about the sizing in this range.
Although for the vast majority (67%) these fit perfectly the first time around, for a small, but significant, minority, they ran a little small.
It is possible that if your foot is wide or you are a little close to the next size up, that these may run about half a size small. Fortunately, you can get something to fit you with some perseverance.
Coming from renowned manufacturer Skechers, we would have thought that the whole point of these Cali Womens Rumblers Young At Heart Sandals was the comfort.
We know that Skechers look after our feet beautifully and combine style and sass with good old fashioned comfort wear.
And, in these wedges, we are not disappointed.
With the memory foam insert, your feet should feel pampered and padded all the way!
SHOULD I BUY THIS SANDAL?
Happily, we can report that there are no major problems with this sandal. It is simply a question of finding the size for you – this may entail sizing up.
We would also advise that these are not really designed to get wet and this is something to bear in mind when caring for them.