Ipanema – Gisele Bundchen Ocean Sandal in Blush
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I’ve got another fashion review for you today, just in time for the lovely Summer weather. It’s the Gisele Bundchen Ocean Sandal in Blush from one of Brazil’s hottest flip flop brands, Ipanema.
I’m not usually one to wear flip flops as I sometimes find that the toe post rubs between my toes, so I chose the Ocean Sandal as it has foot and ankle straps also so there’s not as much pressure between the toes.
Designed by Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, the Ocean Sandal in Blush is a flat flip flop with a pretty mosaic bar of black, beige and rose gold coloured plastic ‘gems’ that runs down the front of the sandal. It has a golden beige coloured plastic ankle strap that fastens with a gold buckle and a strap that runs over the top of the foot, and has a pinky beige coloured flexible soft sole.
I do find that the mosaic bar is very rigid and presses on the top of my foot when I walk, but the sole is very flexible and comfy. I’ve been wearing the Ocean Sandals in the garden and they have been rubbing a little bit between the toe post but I think my feet will toughen up the more that I wear them.
I have been fastening the ankle strap on the loosest setting and it’s still fairly tight, so I would like to see the strap made a little longer in future. I’ve been wearing a size 4, so perhaps it may have been beneficial if I’d have gone a size larger and chosen a size 5 instead.
I like the design of these flip flops from Ipanema, they look quite classy but are easy to care for as they are plastic and can be cleaned using a sponge and soapy water.
I think they’re the sort of sandals that I will just wear around the garden in the Summer, or perhaps by the pool on holiday, I can’t see myself walking far in them as I think the ankle straps and toe post would rub my feet a bit.
If you fancy treating yourself to these sandals you’ll need to move quickly as the Blush shade is already selling out fast! But the Ocean Sandal is also available in 5 other shades, including Bronze and Coral.
UPDATE 26th August 2017 – unfortunately the Gisele Bundchen Ocean Sandal in Blush is currently only available in children’s sizes, priced at £14 per pair, but there are several other designer sandals and flip flops available in the Gisele Bundchen range. Alternatively if you like the Ocean Sandal you might like the similar Glamour Sandal in Gold/Leopard pictured below, priced at £35 per pair.
For anyone wondering, in the images above my toes are painted with Mavala Rouge Rubis Nail Color.
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