February 22nd, 2015
It Item

All Wrapped Up, Cont.

K. Jacques

Thanks to a reader’s comment, I decided that I want a gladiator that wraps to just above the ankle, not the knee. Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a K. Jacques kick (I’ll post on the ones I had custom made) and these Bikini Wrap Gladiator Sandals fit the bill. At under $300., that’s a plus, too.


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  • Rondini (also based in St Tropez) as well has got nice ones.

    ZivileFebruary 22nd, 2015  6:23 AM

  • Long-time reader, first time commenting. I’ve been seeing stunning gladiator-inspired designer shoes that there is no lower-priced counterpart for, but the price of the sandals in the picture makes me faint. You can get handmade sandals of high-quality leather that look and wear exactly the same as these even for under 50 euro in Greece. To say this model is insanely overpriced is not enough.

    AnnFebruary 22nd, 2015  7:40 AM

  • I can’t wait to hear your review. I have often wondered about this sandal, but I may need a little more support. I ordered a pair of the zenobie style which wraps but it stays more at the ankle and doesn’t wrap up the leg as nicely. It stays place on the foot.

    MaryBFebruary 22nd, 2015  9:27 AM

  • I got a very similar pair by Tomas Maier and I love them. Great with jeans and dresses. Love the almost barefoot look. I think you’ll love those.

    KathyFebruary 22nd, 2015  9:31 AM

  • Are K. Jacques comfortable? I was looking at a pair the other day. The sole seems so stiff and zero padding. They look like they would take forever to break in.

    JoniFebruary 22nd, 2015  9:52 AM

  • Love these sandals.. comfortable and look better the longer you have them, like a great leather bag.
    I am sure you could get a less expensive pair in Greece, but I am not there. They last forever.

    jiffyFebruary 22nd, 2015  10:22 AM

  • No Greece for me in the foreseeable future, sadly—L.A., London, and Positano are on my calendar.

    PrestonFebruary 22nd, 2015  12:43 PM

  • I am headed for Positano, too, as well as other places in Italy. Wud you pease do a packing for Italy post?

    AliFebruary 22nd, 2015  1:05 PM

  • I’m curious what you decide when you get these. I tried them and thought the unfinished leather was a little too casual looking. Like your reader Kathy, I bought the Tomas Maier and LOVE them. They are beautiful and the finished leather is delicate and flattering (in my opinion).

    A Note On StyleFebruary 22nd, 2015  1:15 PM

  • Preston and Ali,

    Handmade leather sandals happen to be popular souvenirs in the Amalfi coast. The overall selection is a bit more “blingy” than K. Jacques and Greek-made sandals, but there are also plenty of minimalist designs. Anyway, there is nothing wrong with spending good money on a high quality item that you love, but I still thought it was worth mentioning that the exact same sandals in terms of craftsmanship and appearance can be found at a much lower price range.

    AnnFebruary 22nd, 2015  2:20 PM

  • I will pop into the Tomas Maier store tomorrow and try them, your point is well taken.

    PrestonFebruary 22nd, 2015  2:32 PM

  • I am a huge fan of K. Jacques and love all their sandals. I had similar ones made in Positano, they lasted one summer. Another pair of handmade sandals from Capri lasted marginally longer. K. Jacques are pricier, but they do last for a really long time. Just my 2 cents

    JulieFebruary 22nd, 2015  7:22 PM

  • I think your decision to go with a shorter version of the lace up trend is a great idea, and the sandal above is fabulous! The little sandals from the Amalfi coast are not meant to be power worn–I would categorize them as novelty shoes. Save them for a summer party, not for every day.

    PaulaFebruary 23rd, 2015  1:25 AM

  • Love K Jacques, always have, always will ! And they’re the perfect alternative for all those super pricey sandals we’ve seen on the latest collections !


    CarolineFebruary 23rd, 2015  10:29 AM

  • Love K.Jacques sandals!!! Styles are timeless and quality is amazing. They last for ever, not like cheaper options available. I have 4 pair of K.Jacques sandals, one of them is from summer 2010 and looks even better now. I can’t wait for the summer to come for wearing them again.

    ElisaFebruary 23rd, 2015  11:22 AM

  • I have the K Jacques bikini wrap and wore them last summer. Pros: The narrow footbed looks sleek and they are well made. Pro or con: the wrap style tends to accentuate the lines of the foot, ankle and lower calf. If you have attractive, slender feet etc. they will accentuate this but if you have chubbier feet etc., you guessed it, they don’t look elegant. Con: compared to other sandals they take time and effort to put on and take off. I may not have broken mine in yet so this may change with time but for now they are not as comfortable as other sandals I’ve worn and the ties eventually loosen as you walk so you need to tighten them regularly. Overall, if they make your feet and ankles look great they may be worth the hassle, depending on what’s important to you.

    Sara G.February 23rd, 2015  1:54 PM

  • I’m wondering where you came out on these…? Loved the ones you special ordered, but want a pair to wear with dresses in Charleston;-) My feet are decidedly not super slender… Thanks!

    Meghan TreziesMay 11th, 2015  9:05 AM

  • I kept these. Haven’t worn them, yet, but I will.

    PrestonMay 11th, 2015  9:11 AM


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