Ipanema sandals are based in Brazil, and the sandal is named after one of the most famous beaches worldwide. Ipanema sandals are made with a durable Flexpand 100% recyclable plastic and use at least 30% recycled materials, while 99% of all factory waste is recycled or reused.
Like other people with high sensitivity, I dislike certain sounds. Noisy shoes are one of them. Hearing people drag their feet along the ground or make too much noise drives me mad.
And, since I have a bad filter (or nonexistent filter), I have a look of WTF on my face, and I'm staring at them.
Years ago, I could never figure out why other people were not reacting like I was to stuff like that. “Can't you HEAR that?” “Why are you not losing your mind!?”
Conversely, if I am wearing flip-flops, I annoy the hell out of myself as well. It's a really sad state of affairs when you are annoying yourself. So, I wanted to find something I could wear on the sand that wasn't flip-flops for beach holidays, and I accidentally came across these Ipanema sandals.
I had tried other plastic beach shoes but could not find any I loved. They either didn't fit right, felt odd, or annoyed me in some way I couldn't quite place.
- Extremely soft & Inexpensive
- Lightweight and easy to pack
- Can initially create some soreness between your toes
Do Ipanema sandals work for people with high sensitivity?
Being highly sensitive, I’m assuming your skin is also sensitive – mine is. If I get a bug bite or bruise, the mark is there for weeks. My skin is very soft, so wearing anything without socks can sometimes be challenging.
The Ipanema Shimmer sandals are soft, exceptionally soft. They feel great and have a lovely minimalist, slim profile.
They are silent when you walk in them, with no noise on the ground and no noise of anything hitting your foot. It’s just quiet, how lovely! These were made for me.
They have a section on top that connects to the band around your ankle; this is the shimmer part. I wouldn’t say I like anything that shimmers, sparkles, or is loud, and when I bought these, I thought I would probably return because of that shimmer bit.
I was pleasantly surprised; it’s muted; I wouldn’t call it shimmering. It adds character to what would otherwise be a plain sandal.
With high sensitivity, my only issue with this sandal is that initially, it hurts the area between my toes. Regardless of what shoes I wear, this would happen because I wear socks and shoes most of the time. Whatever the shoe I wear first without socks, it's going to hurt. I'm good to go once I get used to it, and I have no other complaints about this sandal.
Since they are so slim, they pack easily, come in many colors, and are inexpensive. I bought the blue and pink ones. The blue looks terrific; I was not fond of the pink one as much; they look a bit washed out for some reason. That could be because I'm so pale, so these might look great on you if you have a darker skin tone.
I have brought these on four beach holidays and still love them. They are in excellent condition, and the shimmer section looks the same as when I bought them.
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