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FlyingMonkey

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I should say too that those fisherman sandals are pretty standard. You can get them from almost any good sandal maker. No need for special brands - if that's the style you want, which it seems other people here don't!
 

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I don't see anything wrong with the fisherman sandal silhouette. Personally, I have a pair from De Bonne Facture which give casual, South of France vibes instead of Dad in the Garden. I think the main difference is the sole. The DBF iteration has a loafer-esque leather sole, the Paraboot is more like Orthopedic Sketchers.
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The back strap is also much nicer, and more like a sandal, than the other ones.
 

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What does "pass[ing] pretty hard" look like for you?

I find that sometimes a whispered "oh my god" or "oh no" escapes from my body when I come across something particularly onerous.
I literally wince and pick it up out of a morbid curiosity. It's a natural reaction of something I don't like.

I will admit the DBF one is better, the sole does make a big difference.
 

gdl203

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Every style of every garment or shoe can have good versions and bad versions. It’s common sense for those like us who have looked at fashion stuff for such a long time.

this sandal style itself is more often than not quite bad, but the Botte Gardianne ones that DBF collabs on are actually nice. They’re better balanced and a mich nicer shape overall.
 

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I like fisherman sandals, but don't like the Paraboots. I think it's partly because the leather makes them look like 20-year-old sandals that have been sitting in the sun and your uncle refuses to throw them away kinda thing. Perhaps they would look better if the leather was a normal dark brown color.
 

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Another kind of sandal for hot weather, not as rustic as the Paraboot or Birkenstock, on sale now.




 

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