As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the rules when I wear sandals and other open toe shoes:
I promise to always wear sandals that fit. That my toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will heels spill over the backs. And that the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.
I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free.
I will not cheat and just touch up the big toe.
I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
I will shave the hairs off big toe.
I will not wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.
If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl's if my feet need him.
I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.
Got it? Now run out and buy yourself a pair of Yellow Box flip-flops. I have a wide foot and they are by far the most comfortable (and cutest) brand I have found.
Second Place goes to Volatile's "Wahine" style. They usually come in animal prints, but I'm not sure they are still in production. I have seen them in a few boutiques, so just keep an eye out. I walked all around San Antonio in a pair of these and my feet did not hurt at all. They have a perfect height heel and are super comfy.
And Third Place goes to Reef. I love the "Butter" style. They go with everything, come in all kinds of colors, and have a heel that is the perfect height.