Each year, around the end of autumn, we all say the same thing: I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. Then, it sneaks up on us, and we soon find ourselves rushing out to stores or browsing the world wide web for that special gift.

It can feel as if the pressure to find that perfect gift is doubly hard when buying for the women in our lives. It may come as a shock, but buying the correct type of shoe is possible and can make her Christmas and her entire year.

Buy An Open Shoe

Buying an enclosed shoe that also fits appropriately can be tricky. The best bet is to go for a pair of sandals. That way, they’re more likely to work well; they can also be used for different events in different temperatures and are a more comfortable option. Good sandals can be used for weddings, special events, dancing, or casual affairs. They cut down on those nasty blisters, too, that shoes bring.

Avoid Buying Leather

Once upon a time, leather straps and soles were the best options for sandals because they were the most comfortable to wear for long periods of time. That’s not necessarily the case anymore, as more and more companies have begun using modern technology to make their shoes more ergonomic, lighter, and breathable. They are more environmentally conscious means using less leather. Sandals, in particular, fit that cause.

Expensive Doesn’t Mean Quality

Don’t be fooled by brand names and big price tags. You sometimes get what you pay for. As mentioned above, many companies have invested in new technologies that improve their shoes. The right sandal should get you lots of mileage, but after the inevitable wear and tear, it should be a pair that a cobbler can quickly repair for a portion of the price of a new team. Your local cobbler is still as important today as a hundred years ago.

A Colour That Goes With Everything

The goal is to buy a pair of go-to sandals that can be combined with many wardrobes. Silver sandals will do the job nicely, as they perfectly compliment the formal wear of most events, they reflect the sun with a shimmer, and they let women paint their toes to add that extra dimension to their outfits. Even in winter, silver sandals will offset the dark colours that tend to be worn in cooler temperatures.

A Shoe Of All Seasons

A nice pair of sandals will be worth their weight in gold–or silver! So whether it’s a New Year’s party, a summer line-up of weddings, or just that special date night, sandals offer that versatile, radiant, yet simple look that goes with numerous colours and looks.

Better yet, unlike enclosed shoes, sandals can be easily lifted and placed under the Christmas tree for that special someone.