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- SHOE TYPE: SANDAL
- SIZES: 5-12 (B) M/ (C) D US
- HALF SIZES: YES
- MATERIAL: TEXTILE AND SYNTHETIC
- OUTER SOLE: SYNTHETIC
- HEEL HEIGHT: 2.25”
- SHAFT TO ARCH: 3”
- WEDGE: 0.5-1.0”
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 7 OUNCES
- WATERPROOF: NO
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 78%
- ALSO: MEMORY FOAM CUSHION, SMOOTH FAUX LEATHER UPPER, ARCH CUSHION ON FOOTBED, FLEXIBLE TRACTION OUTSOLE, HEEL, SLINGBACK STRAP
- COLORS: BLACK, NAVY, WHITE
- BRAND: SKECHERS
- MODEL NO: 38472
- AMAZON RATING: 4.5 OUT OF FIVE STARS
- PRICE GUIDE: $21.36-$76.42
OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Although we are not sure that these would be our first choice of shoe for walking around Mars in, the Skechers Rumblers Women’s Sci Fi Sandals certainly have a slightly other worldly quality to them.
Sometimes described as ‘retro’ we think that these high class wedges will give even the flattest of feet some oomph and make us feel fabulous and maybe even a little bit out of this world.
Despite the pleasing level of height enjoyed by these Sci Fi Sandals, at 2.25 inches for the heel and around a half an inch platform on the sole, we don’t feel like we will be leaving planet earth altogether – or worse still, falling over in these.
Like all the wedge sandals in the Rumblers range, this shoe has a solid base core that is colored black. All the line seem to conform to a 2.25-2.5 inch heel, with a similar 0.5-1 inch wedge on the sole.
They are also all strappy and open toe wedge sandals – with some being sling backs and others being open at the heel. This style is a sling back, with a strap on the back of the heel.
This particular style seem to only come in three colors – all fairly simple – white, black and navy. They are nothing flash, but should blend in well to most wardrobes without any problems.
We think that, like all the Rumblers designs, these should be a pleasure to walk in and have the same memory foam cushioning on the sole that the others do.
This makes walking in them and standing up for long periods of time comfortable and not a chore, like some wedge sandals or heels can be.
We like the Skechers range of leisure and fashion sandals, because we know that they will put the comfort of our feet first and not sacrifice our feet to the idol of fashion by making us pay a too high price for looking good.
This means that not only are these shoes reasonably priced in terms of value, for the comfort and design that you get – but also they won’t rub or chafe your feet.
The memory foam cushioning stops the horrible clattering of your feet against the concrete, which can make for sore and tired feet at the end of a long day. It also means that you should be able to walk a good fair way in these, without any discomfort.
Although the strap across the toe and the heel strap are rigid, the mid strap – the one that runs along the top of your foot – is elasticized and this should fit snugly to your own specifications within time.
These are a nice and easy slip on shoe, which your feet should glide into without any ado and have no fussy hooks or straps to contend with. Therefore, these Sci Fi sandals look hopeful to become any girl’s go to pair of holiday slip-ons.
There is good news here for anyone with wider than average feet.
Heaven knows, we are all too well acquainted with some of the ugly designs and horrible styles that are usually meted out to us women with a broad fitting foot. Happily, this is not the case for these Rumblers Sci Fi Sandals.
We like the unusual design and also the fact that between the extra wide sizing and the memory foam, plus the elasticized front strap, that these should be a Godsend to anyone with a wider foot.
Available from a size five to a twelve, with half sizes included, these additionally come in two widths – normal and wide.
We are sure that you will find a pair to fit your feet.
With the approval rating for the fit being a respectable 78%, the chances of ordering your usual size without a hitch seem high.
For a small minority, these might be a little roomy – but not for the majority of women who tried them. Just in case you think this might be you (if your feet are extra narrow or small) then it could be worth scaling down by a half size. But in general, we think that the sizing is spot on.
As you might expect, something that features a memory foam sole and elasticized straps should just glide onto our feet.
Here, we do not think you will be disappointed and the high comfort level is one of the major reasons that people choose Skechers over other brands.
Let us not forget that at the end of the day, these pair of Skechers Cali Rumblers Sci Fi Wedge Sandals are a) wedges and b) heels.
This means that they are primarily a fashion item and not something created for the purposes of sport in mind.
However this does not mean that you cannot go for a reasonable long walk in them – but over sensible conditions, that’s all.
These are not waterproof and we would not advise getting them wet – the memory foam sole will become waterlogged.
However, they can withstand a good few hours of pounding the tarmac – or the floor of your office workplace, without snapping or buckling.
We also think that your feet should feel refreshed and comfortable whilst in them for any length of time.
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