In 1992, my family moved to NC from NJ. We went through a bit of a culture shock at first, but eventually, we came to love this beautiful state we have now called 'home' for more than twenty years. The accents are different, I still pronounce some words in a different way, and still get that, 'You're not from around here, are you?' question. Though I wasn't born in the south, I do sort of consider myself from being around these parts at this point. I have adopted a lot of southern 'loves', such as BBQ (pulled pork, by the way- not a cookout, which is what we call a BBQ up north), love for the beach instead of the shore, and a great love for wearing sandals through every season of the year (unless it's so cold that your toes might fall off, and maybe sometimes even then).
Tidewater knows a few things about love for comfy, casual, great-looking sandals. In the south, sandals never go out of style, no matter the season. Tidewater is based in Winston-Salem, NC- not too far from where I live. Tidewater aims to bring forth beautiful, comfortable sandals for everyday living and beyond. I love sandals, but I have to say that I have had some unfortunate incidents when wearing sandals in the past (meaning I have slipped and landed on my rear more times than I can count). I am of the opinion that sandals can sometimes be sort of dangerous, so I look for designs that are not only stylish and comfortable, but safe to wear, as well.
Tidewater brought their lovely ribbon sandals to the market in 2002, and many customers discovered Tidewater while on their vacations. The response to Tidewater's lightweight, comfortable sandals was so wonderful! Today, Tidewater matches whimsical designs with the comfort and style that their customers desire, and their new 2015sandal line is perfect for the whole family!
I was lucky enough to connect with the fine folks at Tidewater, who offered me some of their latest women's sandal styles to enjoy this summer. Check out this fabulous box of goodies I received!
Each pair of Tidewater sandals that I received was individually packaged. This is every girl's dream, no?
I received not one, but five pairs of cute sandal styles from Tidewater! Anyone else feel like singing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' with me?
I was in deep like with all of the adorable women's sandals I received. I didn't know which pair to wear first! I appreciated that I was sent a variety of styles and colors that I could dress up or down, according to my style mood. I tend to dress pretty casually during the summer, because I am ever active with my four-year-old, who loves to play outside, hit the pool, etc.
The Portland Red Poolside Sandal is the perfect choice for days spent lounging by the pool!
We bought a large inflatable pool for our yard, and B loves to be in it every chance he gets. The Portland Red Poolside Sandals from Tidewater are a cute, comfortable style, and they don't mind getting splashed.
I really love the leather look of the Poolside Sandals. They are a classy step up from your average pool flops. I almost hate to admit it, but I have been caught in some pretty unflattering flip flops at the pool before. I am proud to wear the Poolside sandals from Tidewater. Not only are they stylish, they are comfy, and can handle the water that is unavoidable when walking around a pool. The ridges on the inside of the sandal, and the underside keep water from pooling in the sandals, and keep you safe when walking over a wet surface.
Details of the Poolside Portland Red Sandals
Perfect by the pool, on the beach, or just floppin' around town, this red water shoe features an ultra-cushioned foot bed, and a rubber sole. Strut your style and keep your feet dry with our new poolside collection! Q5000
Super cushioned footbed
Ribbed sock materials
Molded rubber outsole
I also received a pair of Pink and Green Turtles Flip Flops...
...and Pineapples Flip Flops, too!
I love Tidewater's flip flops! They have so many cute styles and designs for men, and women. The flip flops are much thicker than your traditional flip flop, which I really like. Tidewater flip flops offer a fully cushioned foot bed with arch support, which is wonderful for people like me, who may have joint issues. These flip flops keep you comfortable, whether you're out on a summertime adventure with the family, out running errands, or hitting the beach! I think it's so much fun to mix and match these flip flops with different outfits. They certainly promote a fun summer attitude. I have one pair of Tidewater flip flops reserved for the beach, and the others are my go-to flip flops to put on at home, or slip into if I need to run out for a while. They look great with boot cut jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses!
Check out the thick foot bed and arch support of the Tidewater Flip Flops! Super comfy and cute!
Details of Tidewater Flip Flops
Tidewater Flip Flops are the perfect combination of comfort and fun. This sandal is designed with navy anchor straps and features Tidewater's classic foot bed with arch support, a lightweight sole, and a brushed finish. B25700
Super cushioned black footbed
I really don't like to play favorites with my footwear, but I have to say that I love these Ingleside Shells Sandals from Tidewater!
Received the Ingelside Shells Sandals right before our family headed to the beach, and I was blown away by how classy and elegant they looked. In my family, if you're a beach lover (which I am- I would move to the beach this minute if I had a reason to), you shout it loudly, and proudly. I was so psyched to be able to wear the Ingleside Shell Sandals on our way down to the beach with a cute top and travel skirt, and then to wear them out and about when we had a rainy day and wanted some Fro Yo! The Ingleside Shells Sandals are a beautiful brown, with a gorgeous golden thong, with deep green and blue embroidery, showcasing beautiful shells- so appropriate for the beach!
Wear the Ingleside Shells Sandals with whatever you like- they're so gorgeous, they'll be the stars of your outfit!
Details of the Ingeside Shells Sandals...
Tidewater's new premium Beach Club sandals are the perfect combination of comfort and class. This gold shell embellished sandal, features an ultra-cushioned foot bed, arch support, and a brushed finish. P2700
Super cushioned black footbed
I know I said I didn't want to play favorites here, but if I had to choose just one style out of the five that were sent to me, I would choose these pretties... the Vilas Gold Sandals.
These sandals bring with them comfort and beauty. I wasn't sure if I would like the Vilas Gold Sandals at first glance, but once I slipped into these beauties, there wasn't a doubt in my mind that they would become my new favorite sandals. I love their unique design. The thin, double t-strap is so fun, and the white and gold strap across the top of the foot is just so preppy and fun! It has a seersucker look and feel, and makes my feet feel like they are wrapped in a pretty bow! I loved wearing these when we were out for a day of shopping at the beach, and definitely noticed a few heads turning to get a second glance at the Vilas Gold Sandals.
When home from our beach trip, I noticed the Vilas Gold Sandals from Tidewater in a window display at a local downtown boutique, and I proudly thought, 'Oh, how cool- I have those!'. These sandals are gorgeous, and they look so cute with shorts, with a sun dress, or a maxi skirt!
Details of the Vilas Gold Sandals...
For a look which is laid-back, beachy and fun, Tidewater's Premium Cabana collection features a cushioned footbed, contoured edges, premium arch support, and a durable outsole. This sandal is the the perfect everyday go-to sandal. V6500
Super cushioned footbed
Premium arch support
If I haven't shown you enough styles from Tidewater to whet your appetite for cute summer sandals, maybe you'll enjoy some of these, as well...
Corson Navy (Yes, please! I love these!)
Portland Teal (Such a hot summer color!)
Sparkling Happy Hour (What's not to love, here?)
Newport Cream (Hello, beach wedding!)
Nautical Class (Let's set sail, shall we?)
If I had lots of bucks, I would get every single style of Tidewater Sandals, and that's no joke- that's how much I love these sandals! Each style is so cute, I want them all, so I can wear a different design every day. I'd say my collection is off to a fantastic start, and yours can be, too- check below for a fabulous Tidewater giveaway!
Want them? Get them!
Tidewater Sandals are must-haves for the summer season. They are comfy, cute, and practical, offering you countless styles and designs to choose from. Why not collect them all? Head on over to Tidewater to browse their current line of 2015 sandals, and don't forget- they have styles for men, and for a limited time, have kids styles, as well!
Want them? Win them!
One lucky MBP reader will win a Tidewater Prize Pack, including a pair of Tidewater Sandals of Choice, and a Tidewater T-Shirt! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older- one entrant per household, please. Just use the giveaway form below to enter for your chance to win! Please note that this blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please check our Policies page for complete contest rules.
Special thanks to Tidewater for allowing me to style and share these beautiful sandals, and for offering this fabulous summer giveaway for our readers!
Good luck & stay stylish,