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on May 15, 2015
Okay for all you first time
buyers or anyone who is unsure of how to buy the right size, I am a native of San Clemente which is the home of Rainbow Sandals (lived in So Cal my whole life until a couple years ago *tear, tear*). I have worn Rainbows my entire life and I can tell you that these are the best sandals you can ever purchase and the most comfortable. And they last for a long time.
That being said, for the best and most
comfortable fit when selecting a band new Rainbow sandal you want to choose one that leaves no room at back of the sandal. Basically, a sandal that is almost exactly the same size/shape of your foot give or take a centimeter or 2 on the sides and don't worry about the tightness of the straps so much, if your feet don't quite get in all the way at first - these babies stretch out ALOT. When I first buy a pair, they are very tight and my feet do not quite fit in the straps and my heel might hang off the end just a little until they are worn in. To help wear them in faster, I will wear them to the beach or pool or whenever around water and walk in the water to loosen them up.
Once these babies are worn in, they are the best and most comfortable sandal in the world... If you get properly sized.
Ps. My favorite trick (see bottom right square in photo) to stretch out the straps is to put them on and use one foot to hold down the opposite sandal at the back and lift my heel up and over my toes so that the ball of my foot digs into the sandal. I do this standing or sitting every time I wear them until they are stretched out.
Also, the reason why one of my sandals in the picture is frayed a little is because my dog kind of got to it when she was a pup going threw her crazy "let's chew on everything including the cabinets phase". As you can see, the other is still in excellent condition.
Anyway, hope this helps some people.