Cruise Fashions & Beauty

Deck yourself out for your next cruise! What clothes should you bring, and what should stay at home. Offer up packing tips, and savvy shopping info, too
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#1
Watford City, North Dakota
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Joined Dec 2015
Does anyone have some suggestions for cute but comfortable sandals? I'm looking for something that could be worn with both casual or dress outfits.
#6
Maryland's Eastern Shore
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Joined Mar 2007
These are my absolute favorite. https://www.shoes.com/softspots-tela/144006/334379

They aren't for walking long distance or for walking on uneven surfaces. But, they are great. I wear them with pants, capris, dresses and skirts.

My first pair were the tan color and this year I ordered the navy. Oh, so comfy. And, for me with hard to fit feet, that is saying a lot.
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#7
Fredericksburg, va. USA
88,276 Posts
Joined May 2001
Sandals take up little space. Bring a pair for casual, and something dressier for nights, if you want. They compress well.
#8
North Carolina
6,072 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
I wear my silver Birkenstock gizeh sandals with a huge variety of outfits.....
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#9
7,886 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
I have both plantar fasciitis and fallen arches, and LOVE my Vionic sandals. They have great arch support and cushioning, and they have lots of cute styles, both flat and heels/wedges. I currently have 3 pair, and have seen a few more on the website that I'd like to get.
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#10
North Carolina
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Joined Apr 2005
I have recurring bouts of PF (not active right now, fingers crossed) and have had mixed luck with Vionics. Not all the styles fit me well (about half that I've tried?) and of those I have bought, about half haven't held up well (materials). So, unless I can get them at a really good discount, I've stopped buying them. I have NO problem paying for a well made comfort shoe that isn't going to hurt my foot (and I take care of my shoes - I have a cobbler and everything ;-) and I'll wear them for years - but if they're not going to hold up, they're not worth the money.
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#11
Colorado Springs, CO (originally Boston MA)
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Joined Feb 2012
I like Chacos, Ecco, Merrill & Teva


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#12
Colorado
134 Posts
Joined Nov 2012
Skechers makes cute and super comfortable sandals. I got these in red, they go with everything and they are kinda squishy (in a good way).
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LZ...op_mb_pd_title

If you're looking for something more economical I also have some cute sandals from Target that turned out to be somesom the most comfortable shoes I own. Not something I would wear all day everyday since they are on the thin side, but they are easy to pack and take no space at all. I got a pair in silver and one in gold that I have worn with shorts as well as dresses.
#13
Jacksonville, FL USA
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Joined Jan 2003
I wear a lot of Vionics too and I have a new favorite as well called TAOS. Just got a new pair on Saturday

These are my Taos


and I have this one
#14
Jacksonville, FL USA
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Joined Jan 2003
Originally posted by waterbug123
I have both plantar fasciitis and fallen arches, and LOVE my Vionic sandals. They have great arch support and cushioning, and they have lots of cute styles, both flat and heels/wedges. I currently have 3 pair, and have seen a few more on the website that I'd like to get.
Hi Meg, I probably have at least a dozen pair of Vionic sandals...…...some with back straps, some slides, all different colors. I love them.
#16
North Carolina
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Joined Apr 2005
I have Taos sandals and Ecco sandals I got 5 yrs ago and I wear a LOT and they're in great shape. Definitely worth the expense to me as my cost per wear is low. The pairs I own hold up way better than any of the vionics I've bought, too ;-)

I don't tend to travel with either - I prefer my super thick soled dansko elenas - they'll handle any terrain.
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#17
Minnesota
391 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
I have a pair of Taos similar to the ones that Lois posted and they have held up well for me. I've had them for a few years, and I've worn them to Disney so they are good for walking and look cute with skirts too.
#18
Ontario, CA (The one WITH the Palm Trees!)
24,314 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Mom wears a pair of black Merrell Slides made out of neoprene(?) For formal nights she wears them with a pair of black socks. Under black pants, can’t tell what she’s wearing unless you look hard. No one’s going to tell ‘a woman of a certain age’ what she should wear on her feet.


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#19
Long Island, NY
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Joined Apr 2000
I swear by Naot. They have a cork footbed that forms to your foot. Plus they’re very light in weight. You can walk all day in them with no fatigue.


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#20
1,282 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Vionic has a TSV coming up on QVC - cute flip flop in several colors, under $50. Sorry, I got the email and ordered last night, but I should have thought to save the item number and post it here! I ordered the platinum, but they also had black, navy, a little bit lighter blue, white, dark pink, rust - think that's all.
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