Monday, April 6, 2009

J.Crew: Jenna's Picks - Neon Patent Capri Sandals

The next Jenna's pick up for discussion are the Neon Patent Capri Sandals (item #14181), which originally retailed for $49.50, with select colors on sale for $39.50. J.Crew describes the item as such:

Our famous leather capri, now in bold neon. Patent-leather upper. Leather footbed and sole. Made in Italy. Half sizes order up.
The sandal is available right now in neon orange, neon yellow, and neon punch.

I don't own any of J.Crew's Capri sandals, mostly because of the price, but I do love the Capri sandals. I have been checking my local outlet to see if they have any Capris or Capri lookalikes for a decent price, but I haven't found any yet.

Even if I did buy a pair of J.Crew's Capri sandals, I think I would pass on the neon colors. I know that neon is a hot trend for this spring and summer, but I prefer to spend $50 on sandals in a more neutral color so that I can pair them with almost anything. I'm sure there are those of you out there who could rock neon with anything, but I couldn't. And to be honest, I'm just not really a big fan of neon.

What do you think? Do you own J.Crew's Capri sandals? Would you buy them in neon? What do you think of the neon trend in general?


GingerSnap April 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

I am a decent fan of the capri sandals (although not such a fan of the bright neon colors). I have them in silver, black, gold, and brown. I have also purchased several embellished versions of the capri sandal. They are good quality shoes, but the straps tend to wear out before the sole of the shoe does. Overall, I think they are nice, but I would try and catch them on sale. A for the neon shoes, they are a pass for me...I saw them in real life and they are like highlighter hurt to look at them!

ashley April 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

They're cute but I agree with you that if I'm going to pay $$$ for sandal I'd want a good neutral color!

JTS April 6, 2009 at 3:45 PM  

GingerSnap - How do the capris fit? Are they comfortable - and do they have enough support in the footbed? And you are right - they are like highlighter colors!

Ashley - I agree. If I want colors, I hit up Old Navy :)

Dina April 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

I have a pair of these from two years ago, in brown letter. They might be the most uncomfortable shoes...ever? But You can tell just from looking at them! They're flat and hard and have no cushion and hurt hurt hurt. (At the time I was working at the gap and we were allowed to wear sandals only if leather, so I bought these and that was the first and last time I wore these to work)

Dina April 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

I meant leather.

JTS May 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

@Dina - I have seen these in-store, and I agree that they don't even LOOK comfortable! I can't imagine wearing them all day on the sales floor! :(