Sam Edelman Flats
Sam Edelman Shoes was started in 2004 and is based in New York City. After more than three successful decades in the industry, launching Sam & Libby in Atlanta Georgia in 1987 and selling it to the Maxwell Shoe Company in 1996, the Edelman’s created the company to make affordable designer fashions for women and girls. Their lines include not only flats but also boots, handbags, jewelry, swimwear, sunglasses and other fashion accessories.
Sam Edelman flats for everyday wear or casual settings offer unique styles and are made with exceptional materials. Petite accents and chic styling create a truly feminine look in a designer item at an affordable price. They ballet flats are very low cut, lightweight, and the thin soles make them comfortable enough for walking long distances.
Sam Edelman flats include ballet styles, loafers and sandals. Each model has unique characteristics and styling. The ballet shoes offer leather, patent leather, fabric or synthetic uppers. Soles are man made, leather or rubber with heels from 1/8 to 1 inch. Elastic around the top creates a secure fit. Soft quilted insoles and leather linings on many models add softness for all day comfort.
Some of the more popular ballet models include:
Calypso: Quilted fabric in numerous colors and animal prints with tiny metal studs, a glossy patent leather toecap, and rope bow add some flair and glamour to the Calypso. The rubber sole and 1/8 inch heel offers flexibility with a little bounce.
Bina: Fabric uppers with faux suede trim in earth tone colors or shiny reptile patterns allow the Bina to complement or offset an outfit. The leather footbed, leather sole and 1/4-inch rubber heel adds cushioning without break in.
Beatrix: Soft leather uppers, a leather lining and quilted, pillowy insole make the Beatrix very comfortable for all day walking or standing. The studded metal and crystal toecap gives it an adventurous look while the bow at the vamp shows the girly side.
Baxton: The toecap defines the Baxton. It is shiny and contrasts to the soft leather upper. The matching counter stripe on the back provides visual appeal. Inside there is a padded cushioning insole and suede lining. The synthetic sole is smooth with a 1/4-inch rubber heel.
Sam Edelman flats also come with penny loafer slip-on styling. Popular loafers include:
Adena: Satin fabric uppers in black or gold tone in an eye-catching studded and spiky casual loafer, the Adena is a little edgy. With a studded wristband or neckband and with a flirty skirt they will surly stand out and be noticed. The lining is soft leather with a padded foot bed and a 1-inch high heel.
Alvin: A haircalf or pony hair upper in leopard, black, stone or patterned blue is sometimes referred to as a slipper or smoking flat. The leather, 1/2-inch heel and quilted interior have a luxurious feel. Miley Cyrus and Nicky Hilton seem to prefer the leopard pattern as they have been spotted in them at various times.
Flora: Part moccasin part loafer the Flora in black or almond patent leather or blue or white suede takes a penny loafer to a completely new level. Embossed leather or metal overlays on the instep create a unique look. A rubber sole with a small driver heel make this a versatile shoe.
Etiene: The Etiene in faux shiny patent leather or leopard print is a smart looking everyday flat loafer. They have a round moccasin stitched toe, pinking on the tongue and a decorative penny slot on the instep. The lining is smooth and there is light cushioning on the insole. The 3/4-inch heel and smooth sole fits well in an office environment.
The ultimate in flats may be sandals. Sam Edelman flats in sandal models offer a number of looks that are elegant and stylish. Favorites include:
Gigi: Dress up or dress down in the Gigi. Brightly colored straps and gold tone buckle set them off and match with many warm weather outfits.
Ginger: Roman gladiator styling is what sets the Ginger apart from other sandals. Zippered up the back and three adjustable ankle straps provide a secure fit. The faux leather uppers, beaded vamp strap detailing and 1/4-inch stacked heel show an elegant look from ancient times.
Greco: This gladiator sandal is unique in its styling and design. The twisted and braided upper flows into twin adjustable ankle straps. There is no back to this model, which gives it an unusual appeal. Leather uppers in a variety of colors match with your favorite outfit.
Gabby: The Gabby offers a simple look in a thong sandal. A quick slip-on it includes a metallic monogrammed piece on the instep. Leather uppers and slightly padded footbed with a 1/2-inch heel provide comfort with casual style.
As you can see there are a number of Sam Edelman flats styles and models that are chic, sensible and comfortable at a reasonable price. The youthful looks and unique ornamentations can be worn in a work environment, with summer dresses shorts or jeans. For all day wear or casual times there is one or more versions to start or add to your collection.