As temperatures rise, it’s the perfect moment to welcome sandals back into our daily wear. Last year in August, I introduced the Nisolo’s Go-To Flatform Sandal into my footwear repertoire.
I was in search of a flat sandal featuring an ankle strap and a sole elevated at least an inch off the ground. As I’ve shared in multiple Everlane sandal reviews, I’m not a fan of thinly-soled sandals that sit too close to the city’s grime. My ideal pick would be robust, comfy, and not excessively sporty or old-fashioned.
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The Nisolo’s Go-To Flatform Sandal drew my attention. Although it embodies a sporty structure, its design leans towards a sleek and minimalist aesthetic. Available in versatile hues like almond, bone, and a complete black, I opted for the tri-color variant.
Key Details: This sandal ticks my 1″ elevation preference and boasts water-resistant leather sourced from a Leather Working Group-certified tannery. Additional comforts include memory foam insoles and a customizable back strap. The grooved outsole is a notable touch, ensuring a better grip compared to flat-bottomed counterparts.
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Where It’s Made: Handmade in Mexico. Nisolo is a an ethical company (and a certified B-Corp at that) that pays living wages. Read about their sustainability practices here.
Fit: Nisolo’s suggestion is to go up by half a size and I agree. I am a wide-ish 6.5 and went with a 7. It helps that the back strap around the ankle is adjustable via hook and loop closure. (Hook and loop is what it’s called when it’s not name brand Velcro.) The front strap, which is not adjustable, is not too narrow for me. (Which makes me think that if you have narrow feet, these might be too wide in the front?)
Comfort: No break-in time needed! They were comfortable right out of the box. These sandals are nicely lightweight due to the midsole being EVA. The footbed is slightly cushiony, not too squishy-feeling. I was worried that these would be achy on me since they don’t really have arch support and the sole is rigid. (You can’t really bend these.) But I haven’t found the lack of arch support to be a problem. Generally, I find them comfortable and am able to wear them for many hours while on my feet. Though, all things being equal, I’d prefer some arch support. So for me and my foot issues (sesamoiditis) I wouldn’t wear them two days in a row.
Styling: I find them easy to style. They pretty much go with everything — at least in my neutrals-heavy wardrobe. They look cute with pants and shorts as well as dresses and skirts.