Product Review: Ease up on the long commute through this amazing footwear

Commuters rejoice! After an impressive 11 years experience on the road from home to work and vice versa, which is uniquely about 2 hours to and fro, I have finally found a way to ease up on the long commute. That is by none other than having my own pair of comfortable footwear: Grendha Capri Sandals!

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For years, I have struggled in my commute not only because of the malfunctioning transportation system sometimes, but mostly because I abhor walking in every piece of shoe I owned in the past. Add that I hate coming to work in flip flops because that’s just plain dirty to look at when paired with snappy office clothing. It’s just not working.

So I tend to choose to commute in heels just to complement the buttoned down dresses and blazers I wear to work. Although there is an array of comfortable heels to choose from, most come in ridiculously expensive price tags in my book. The previous pairs I’ve worn just won’t respond well to my every move as well.

Until I found Grendha Capri Sandals at a local shoe store.

DESIGN

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The Grendha Capri Sandals, with its woven design with ankle strap and metal buckle, isn’t as stunning as other shoes at first sight. I did not choose it because of its beauty. My initial reaction was that its design was the perfect solution to my problems with my previous gel-type shoes.

Also, unless you want to come in wearing slippers or running shoes, you’d choose this product due to its comfortableness above any other reason. I’ve tried other products in its line and although they promise the same comfortableness and water-resistance, the design was too closed that it maintains poor air ventilation, yielding to sweaty and smelly feet for some users. But the intelligent design of this Capri Sandals, which gives enough window for air ventilation is ideal for feet on the go – without the threat of them smelling bad.

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The material used in this product is similar to a combination of the gel type and the sturdy and durable PVC materials used for slippers like havaianas or ipanema. Its ankle strap is also a great solution to very loose sandal sizes or to preventing one’s foot from slipping out when walking. Users wouldn’t have to worry about losing their shoe when they get on a jeepney, where everyone’s struggling to board in an ordinary rush hour.

COMFORT

When I first wore my shoe, it was amazingly comfortable right away. Unlike other shoes where you have this unwritten rule that you have to “break” first before you finally walk comfortably in them, the Grendha Capri Sandals gives every new user a smooth experience. It is not heavy. I didn’t have any problems with the strap and although I chose a looser size, it’s not a problem because the ankle strap helps me keep them on.

MIX AND MATCH ABILITY

The sandals come in a variety of colors such as light blue, teal, maroon, beige, pink and black. I personally prefer the beige and black colors so they can fit well with a corporate get up. Users wouldn’t feel ashamed of coming to work on it because it looks good to the eyes (it’s not an eyesore) for people wearing the corporate look. (Compared with inappropriate, open toed shoes or slippers.

DURABILITY AND CLEANLINESS

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I’ve been wearing my beige pair for about a month now, and although it has accumulated dirt in the sole, its appearance is still clean. Washing it wouldn’t be a problem either as its semi-plastic/durable material is easy to soap, brush and air dry unlike cotton ones.

RECOMMENDATION:

The Grendha Capri Sandals is perfect for young, working women who want to exude a fashionable get up even while on the road/in public transportation. Its design, durability and mix-match ability will truly allow everyone to to ease up on the long commute.

(images from zalora)

NOTE: I am not paid for this article.

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