Early love for sandals with wood sole and heel
When I saw these Musse&Cloud wood sole sandals at Coolway I immediately fell in love with them. Thus, I just had to ask whether I could write a review about them.
My sister and I loved this kind of wood sole sandals already when we were kids. We adored this type of sandals on the It girl of our village. Of course, we didn’t get a pair. I still hear our mom saying “You are not old enough!” “They are heavy.” Especially, the last point made me mad as we had to wear wood clogs in the house as house shoes and they weren’t heavy at all. So why should wooden sandals not be light too?
Wood sandal details
This pair of wood soled Musse & Cloud sandals from is very light. On the top of the beautiful reddish real wood sole, they have an about 0.16 inch (4 mm) memory foam insole (see photo above). This foam is like vacation for our 40+ feet. 😉
The plateau is about 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) and the heel is 3.75 inch (9.5 cm). This means the actual lift of the foot within the Leiza sandal is 2.25 inch (5.7 cm), i.e. the typical height of a dress shoe. However, these Musse & Cloud sandals permit us petites to gain some height without the pain of a 3.75 inch heel. I wore these sandals for 14 hours straight and they felt so comfy. ❤
The world is so much nicer at about 5 ft 8 than at about 5 ft 4. Tweet this. You are already 5 ft 8? I bet the world is even better at 6 ft. 😉
I wear a size US 7.5 and these Leiza Musse & Cloud sandals are a size 38 and fit perfectly. Thus, go half a size of your US size up when you are between sizes and then transfer your size to the European size. Just cut off the 3.
I like how Marilyn Monroe wore her wooden sandals, i.e. the toes just end at the tip of the sandal. If you prefer that there is still some space between the end of the toe space and your toe, you may have to go up a size.
Can 40+ women wear them?
Of course, we can. They are great for fashion over 40. We just have to pay attention to not style it like the It girl styled those kind of sandals when this style was hip the first time around. Stay with 21st century items, and stir away from anything 70s and you will be fine.
Style inspiration for Musse & Cloud sandals
In this outfit example, I wanted to go for a posh Casual Friday look. The paisley pattern of the dress picks up the light brown of the Leiza sandals. To tie the outfit together I went for a belt that picks up the dark brown of the sandals. The belt is at the natural waist and not on the hips like in the 70s. This means I went with today’s high waist trend. The belt also has an elegant classic vibe, i.e. it is timeless. It picks up the color of the brass hardware of the Leiza Musse & Cloud sandals.
Pro tip: An accessory’s color should always be repeated three times in an outfit.
Thus, I added the smoky quartz contemporary necklace and wooden watch.
You see, there is no reason to pass this awesome style this time around. Now we are old enough or should I better say – young enough – for them. If you loved this trend last time around, go for them this time (too). Fashion can be stylish at any age. And these Musse & Cloud Leiza wood sandals from Coolway are exactly that – fashionably stylish and in addition so comfy. Tweet about this.
These Leiza Musse & Cloud sandals from Coolway are $66.97. The sandals are well made and the wood looks lovely. They are also available in entire brown, but I like the color mix. It is so interesting and different.
As my long-readers know, I always evaluate all my wardrobe items with respect to their cost-per-wear. I expect to wear them at least for two summers. These Musse & Cloud Leiza sandals are very versatile to style. They work well in a casual work environment like mine. Even if you can only wear them to work on Casual Friday and the weekend, you may wear them 2, may be 3 times per week over the summer. Under these assumptions you get to wear these sandals 28-42 times per summer. Thus, the price-per-wear after one summer is about $2, after two summers about $1 or less. This price-per-wear is less than a latte already after one summer. And the latte just adds calories while the additional height makes you look slimmer. So what? For my money: Skip the latte, get the shoes. 😉
Leiza Musse & Cloud sandals
Usual is boring – coolway – here you have your unusual shoes
Coolway provided this Musse & Cloud promo code #highlatitudestyle to receive 25% off at Sole id. It is valid for the next 2 weeks.
Do you like these sandals? Do you have a sandal style that you loved since your childhood? What is it? Have you already found your summer go-to sandals? Let me know, I am curious. If not take a look at their site. They have so many great options! Coolway were so cool to give me another awesome Musse & Cloud pair of statement sandals. Watch out for styling tips and more on that pair later this week.
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Photos: G. Kramm
Disclosure: These Leiza Musse & Cloud sandals are a sample from Coolway. The post is not endorsed by Coolway. It represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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