Enter the Sanita Vana. I ordered the Vana in time for my first sandal wearing day and they did not disappoint! It is a rubber soled shoe with a leather wrapped wedge heel. The heel is nothing too dramatic, just enough to make it stand out a bit. I love the simplicity of the lines of the straps, both of which are Velcro and completely adjustable. I choose the 'honey' color which is a golden leather with orange undertones. It is a much ricer color in person than the online photos suggest. Don’t miss that little bit of hardware on the straps as it adds a little extra style to the sandal.
As for comfort, the foot bed is a leather lined and cushioned. The leather is soft but sturdy, and they are surprisingly lightweight. It took a few tries to get the straps adjusted correctly but once I did, I was really satisfied with the fit. My foot feels secure in these sandals and from what I can tell, they fit true to size. I usually wear a 8 1/2 or 9 and the 39 fit perfectly. After a few hours of wearing them the first day, I noticed some rubbing over the first metatarsal, right under the hardware of the toe strap. By the second wearing, I didn't notice it so much.
I have to say that the Vana got a number of compliments each time I wore them…people noticed the sporty nature of the design but that they also looked covertly comfortable. One gal commented that she has fashion shoes and then her comfy shoes, but these looked like the perfect hybrid. I agree! As I mentioned, they fit right in with my spring go to outfits: boyfriend of skinny jeans and a 3/4 length sleeve tee or tank. I can also imagine pairing them with an athletic sundress. Whatever the outfit, I'm looking forward to more adventures in my Sanita Vanas!