Salt Water Sandals




   Me, my mom and little sis all rocking Salt Water's....Me wearing my mom's pair 25 years later.


In my mind, Salt Water Sandals are the epitome of  childhood summers. They bring back memories of popsicles and wading pools, among other things*.

Last month, I was about to buy an adult sized pair for myself but on a whim asked my mom if she still had hers and she did!  I put them on and have been wearing them practically every day since. My favorite part is looking down and for a split second thinking I'm a kid looking at my mom's feet.

Apart from being classic and nostalgic, they are super durable (please note that the pair I'm sporting has lasted since the mid 80's!) you can wear them in the water and they are really comfy. I can, and have, walked miles in them.

Also, you can get them in tons of colors! I'm eying the yellow ones...

Did you have a pair?



* My family can't talk about Salt Water Sandals w/o bringing up that time that my sister tripped in the parking lot after swimming at the Y. She fell on her face and had to be rushed to the emergency room for stitches. Sadly, the sandals were blamed and we stopped wearing them. In defense of the sandals, as a child Stephanie  fell on her face two other times requiring stitches sans the Salt Waters. I don't think it was her footwear. She was just slow to learn the important lifeskill of putting out your hands to catch yourself if you fall, sparing your face. I'm happy to report that she has since learned to catch herself while falling and she has had 2 broken arms to show for it.

11 comments

  1. oh my gosh. i laughed out loud! haha. love it. these are good pics of you too.

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  2. Love this memory jogger, Jen! I saw a pair of Navy blue s.w. sandals at the consignment shop down on Pacific, but wasn't sure they fit you! They were $7. Thanks for making my legs look young, Honey.

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  3. I lived in salt water sandals as a kid and have been thinking about getting a pair too -- maybe navy blue or red? Might look a little funny in the Midwest, but to heck with that :)

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    1. Bring them to the Midwest! Never mind that there isn't any salt water there. Start the trend!

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  4. Oh how fun Jenny thanks for sharing.... You have a gift for writing. You must have learned it from your teacher mom.Smile!!!!

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  5. Oops the last entry was from your mom's teacher friend... Cindy Vaucher

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  6. Poor Steph... I laughed out loud a little too ;)

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    1. Haha! I didn't tell Steph I was posting about her and she said she was laughing a lot when she read it too!

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  7. omg wow i didnt know they r this durable!!

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