MMM: I Heart Embellished Nandals

This Summer I am going to be all over a nandal. For the unacquainted, a nandal is a sandal that’s big on comfort and not dissimilar to something your nan would wear. AKA probably shoes you would have cried over had your mum bought them for you as a teenager.

Not me, oh no. This year I am ALL OVER THEM. The uglier and more comfortable the better. I have friends who are rejoicing in their Birkenstocks at the very thought of being able to walk all day in comfort and be so on-trend it hurts.

They are basically the sandal no man will ever understand or even like, but that’s fine with me. So while I decide between approximately 15 pairs I have seen and *need* – may I introduce you to the embellished nandal, a gorgeous, gem-encrusted beauty that bridges the gap for those of you slightly terrified of this trend between cool and not-in-a-million-years.

These absolute beauties were spotted at the New Look SS14 press preview show and I fell in love with them then. They’re out next month. Marni, anyone?


(PS This pair is Marni and available right now):

Gem sandals, £257, Marni at Matches Fashion
Gem sandals, £257, Marni at Matches Fashion

But if they’re a little expensive (ahem), here are a few other high street variations.

embellished nandals
embellished nandals


  1. Office (‘Havana’ sandal out this month, £50)
  2. Zara
  3. Schuh (£45, out this month)
  4. New Look (£34.99, out in May)
  5. H&M (£34.99, out in May)
  6. Dune

Get involved, your feet will be so happy…

  • Comments ( 1 )

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    Alison Perry

    Nandal – brilliant! I am so glad they are back – such comfort. The embellishment reminds me of shoes in 2003 which brings nostalgia flooding back.

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