Bracelet Sandals: the new gladiators?

Hey, anyone remember Slinky?

These bracelet sandals (“Brandals”?) By Sigerson Morrison are basically what it would look like if you tried to wear Slinky on your legs. Don’t try that at home kids: at least the sandals come with a zip up the back of the leg, to save you spending hours of your life trying to get into them. There is, however, a downside to the “brandal”. In fact, there are three:

1. TAN LINES. Do we even have to say it? And not just tan lines, either: if you’ve ever removed a pair of socks, say, and found the imprint of the elastic in them on your skin, you can probably imagine what your legs would look like when you removed THESE.

2. Is this going to be the gladiator sandal of 2010? Are we going to start seeing these everywhere, on everyone? And how do you feel about that, if so?

3. Now that we take a closer look, we think they look less like a Slinky, and more like the model just put a bunch of hair elastics on her legs. Hmm.

What do you think of these, readers? If you love them, they’re $695 at Neiman Marcus.

12 Comments

  • February 16, 2010

    Brie

    I LOVE those! I would wear them in an instant if I had the cash to buy them!
    .-= Brie´s last blog ..Valentine’s Day Sandals. =-.

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  • February 16, 2010

    peachfish

    This are going to look one of two ways on almost everyone:

    1. The person’s legs will be too thin and all the bracelts will droop, which will look sad and baggy. Kind of like the model’s ankles in the picture.

    2. The person’s legs will be too thick, and their flesh will sort of be squeezed out between each piece of leather, which will look painful and weird.

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  • February 16, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    First thought: same as Brie. Then Peachfish brought me back to reality! đŸ™‚

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  • February 16, 2010

    Kelly

    I shouldn’t like…but I do.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Dentro de um metrĂ´ =-.

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  • February 16, 2010

    momo

    Ick. It’s no use, I’m immune to anything gladiator-y. Used to hate them, but my resistance has been worn down by constant exposure over the years. I expect the same will happen with jumpsuits. *Shudder*

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  • February 17, 2010

    Ash

    I think the tan lines would be funny. One day she’s wearing those and the next she tries pumps. I mean it’d be funny to me to watch someone else in that position.

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  • February 17, 2010

    lynzee

    hair elastics

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  • February 17, 2010

    Sandy

    Based on the price given at drugstore.com for a 14-count pack of hair elastics, I could buy 3254 of them for $695. I estimate that there’s about 55 elastic-like protrusions per shoe that’s a total of 110 elastics necessary to make one pair of these sandals. Assuming I already had a few pairs of cheapo flip flops laying around the house, I therefore could make 29 pairs of my own bandy shoes – for the same amount of money that Neiman’s charges for one pair.

    Not that I’d actually make my own – these aren’t exactly my thing. If I had $695 to spend on one pair of shoes, you’d better believe I’d buy a great pair of leather boots.

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  • February 17, 2010

    naomi

    these totally look like the shoe version of the jelly bracelets i glommed on both arms in junior high in 1986

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  • February 18, 2010

    Jasmine

    I quite like gladiators as they actually looked nice so I bought my own pair and I’ve never looked back, I don’t know about these shoes though because someone might find a way of making them look nice.
    My verdict is undecided.

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  • February 25, 2010

    jane

    I love gladiators shoes,that’s the type jesus wore in the olding days and not the thing made with strings. it can easily injure some one. i hate it very much.i ant buy it.

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  • March 2, 2010

    Jez

    I could possibly go for these if 1) they are in fact elastic enough to fit a variety of leg shapes appropriately and 2) if the bands were thicker, so they looked less like string or hair ties.

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