Without a doubt, Jack Rogers are a great summertime sandal. They are versatile and grow increasingly comfortable with each wear so they eventually fit your foot like a glove. I remember buying my first pair of Jack Rogers in high school to wear with my first Lilly dress, a dress I purchased from Capitol (that tells you how long ago it was, when Capitol carried Lilly Pulitzer).
I haven't bought any new Jack Rogers in a few years, though, because although I like how they look, I prefer something a little flatter for everyday wear. When I am running around town during the day, I would rather wear a shoe that is totally flat than something with a stacked heel.
I have never been someone to dig through racks of clothes at Marshalls (and I am jealous of people who find fab clothes there), but the Marshalls near my house does have good shoes. The other day, I saw what appeared to be Jack Rogers and took a closer look.
They are a brand called Mila Paoli and are made in Italy of real leather. They are flatter than Jack Rogers and have a rubber sole so they are incredibly comfortable. And they were $35.
I bought them in cork with gold stitching and in snakeskin-embossed leather. I wore them all week at the beach, and seriously they are so much better than I ever expected. I did a little research, and apparently Mila Paoli is one of the Marshalls house brands. Still, to be made in Italy of real leather, cute, and extremely comfortable (and $35), I'll take them. Even if they were just as expensive as Jack Rogers, I would choose them over Jack because they are more comfortable. These will definitely be my go-to shoe for spring and summer.
What is your go-to shoe for spring?