When you’re not bare-footin’ you’re probably wearing sandals. Leather, suede, rubber, canvas–happiness is a new pair.
The shops in and around Eastham are full of options. Here are a few of our favorites:
Canterbury Leather in Orleans stocks top sandal brands, including Clarks, Merrell, Olikai and Teva. There’s also a huge selection of hiking boots, walking shoes, winter styles and boat shoes by Ugg, Dansko, Keen, Naot, Birkenstock, Mephisto, Ecco and others. While you’re there be sure to take a look at their gorgeous leather bags and belts as well as the silver and stone jewelry. They also maintain a seasonal shop in Chatham.
Nauset Surf Shop in Orleans has a huge selection of colorful and sporty sandals by Reef, Teva, Rainbow, Crocs, Olakai and Sanuk for both kids and adults. We also love their sweatshirts and t-shirts. Check out our article, Get Your Beach Bum On.
Westies Shoe Outlet in Orleans is a large and well-stocked store that carries Aerosoles, Fit-Flop, Rockport and many other brands. If you catch an end-of-season sale, prices are amazing. Service is slow to non-existent, but if you can overlook that annoyance, this place is worth investigating.
Karol Richardson in Wellfleet has fashionable shoes and sandals for women who like a casually elegant look. Quality is tops and service is excellent. Take time to check out the clothing collections too. They are carefully edited and swoon-worthy.
(Photograph: Elizabeth Maroney)