FASHION, Holster, Shopping HOLSTER JELLY SANDALS @ NOTTOOBIG 18 January 2013

I was surprised when I saw the Australian Holster jelly sandals stocked at the nottoobig store (Forum The Shopping Mall). It’s adult shoes! Turns out the shop is morphing into more of a family store than a kids store, so I’m eagerly anticipating more adult-friendly stuff coming in soon.

But eeeeeeeekkkkkkkk these Holster sandals are pretty!!!! 

See?

My Holster jelly sandals

 

The *sparkle* catches your eye once you step into the shop. My head tends to do all sorts of weird things when I spot sparkly stuff. Like I can’t even think straight anymore. So thank goodness these shoes are both for kids AND for adults. Spares me the embarrassment of trying to squeeze myself into kids shoes 😉

You know what – I never used to be impressed with jellies. The thought of plasticky shoes in a humid environment like Singapore’s just sounds like a recipe for blisters, IMHO. My feet blister/rub/hurt very easily so I’m quite picky about my shoes, and that’s the main reason why I’ve stayed away from the whole jellies craze.

These Holsters are antimicrobial which means they’re odour resistant, and they’re suitable for vegans. And EEEEEKKKK THEY ARE COMFY! Quite weird how comfy they are, actually. To give you an idea, immediately after putting them on in the store (and slapping my ballet flats into the box to bring back instead), I ran for 20 minutes. Pushing Carter in his stroller. In Singapore’s heat and humidity. At mid-day. Can you even imagine how brutal that is? But I wore my brand new Holsters, and didn’t get one single blister or bit of hurt skin or discomfort. They were soft and flexible, and didn’t chafe on any part of my foot. I’m pretty impressed.

Since then, I’m basically living in both my pairs. I just love how they’re sparkly and cute, so they can be dressed down (when I wear them with shorts and am schlepping around running errands), or dressed up (when I pair with a cute dress for a dinner date).

Did I mention they’re insanely comfy???

nottoobig carries a really impressive selection of Holster sandals. Pretty much every colour of the rainbow, as well as lovely neutrals (pewter, blush and black). I took ages trying to figure out which combination of styles and colours to choose from…. but ended up with these two:

 

SEDUCE in bronze-pewter

 

I like the little bow on the front, makes the sandals seem that bit more girly

 

Here’s the funny thing about the pair of Holsters below. I have NEVER worn shoes that have that thing that goes next to your big toe. OK, I’ve flip flops that are obviously like that, but I only wear them to the pool. I can’t wear this style normally because I cannot stand something in between my toes. Not just that, it’s pretty much a guarantee it’ll make my skin sore or I’ll get a blister right there – ouch.

But these are actually the pair I was wearing when I did my crazy run (that I mentioned above) outdoors. So imagine my disbelief when I didn’t have sore toes afterwards. They are so comfy, and I love the sparkle, yet the dark pewter tones it down a bit so I can use it for daily casual wear too.

MASQUERADE in pewter

 

Very soft, flexible and comfy

 

A pic via my iPhone

 

nottoobig currently also have a pop-up store at Great World City (I believe only til 20th Jan, which is this weekend), which also stocks kids summer clothing (so cute I could scream). But….. they have a sale on Holsters there! Really really good discounts.

Super cheap Holsters after the discount

 

I am now soooooo tempted to get the SWAROVSKI MASQUERADE wedges, which are super sparkly and give a little bit of oomph (ie. height), which is much needed by me 😉 Or should I wait for the next season to get stocked in? Decisions decisions..

SWAROVSKI MASQUERADE wedges – so chic!

 

11 Comments

  • Su-Lin posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I was imagining how it would be when you said

    ‘ ….immediately after putting them on in the store (and slapping my ballet flats into the box to bring back instead), I ran for 20 minutes. Pushing Carter in his stroller. In Singapore’s heat and humidity..’

    Haha! I am picky about footwear too! My feet blister really easily and badly so I will be checking these..

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    • Beverly! posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      What’s wrong with our feet?? I know people do get sore feet, but I’m pretty sure I have more issues.. dunno why.

      The worst is when you pay $$$ for nice shoes and they end up biting. Ugh!

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  • The Nonya posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    How do they compare to the blue Crocs ballet flats that you have? Equally comfy or are the Holsters more comfy?

    I’ve my eye on them for quite a while since my friend lived in hers when she was pregnant!

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    • Beverly! posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      I would say the Crocs are super comfy for ballet flats, and Holsters super comfy for sandals. The only thing I find a bit annoying about the Crocs is that they’re more expensive, but totally plain with no crystals!

      But if you’re after a very understated pair of ballet flats, then Crocs are for you. I probably like the Holsters more as I find sandals are prettier (I feel ballet flats ‘shorten’ me a bit)

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  • vanessa posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    i just got the masquerade wedges!
    i remember you mentioning it previously, and when i saw them at great world city last weekend, i gave them a go, and got hooked!
    they’re indeed-y comfy.
    love that i can wear them to work on a casual friday. 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Oooooooooo tell tell, how are they? I wasn’t sure if the wedge would ‘push’ my foot forward onto the toe-separator bit and it’d be less comfy, so I got the flat version instead!

      But, I LOVE how the wedges are a little dressier so I still want them……………..

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  • Iris posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I tried the brand Melissa jelly sandals at Tangs, but did not like the plastic feeling and also worried of the humid weather. Will definitely check out Holster, thanks for your post! 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      I know what you mean, Iris. Melissa shoes tend to have a more plastic/sticky feeling, especially after a couple of hours of wearing them.

      The Holsters are this sort of smoother and drier material – very hard to describe but if you try them on and compare, you’ll see what I mean!

      That said, I also like Melissas too because they have a wider range of styles.

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  • Annie posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I love my Holster ‘supermodel’ sandals and wondered about them in humidity…Thank you for helping answer my question! I find after wearing mine for a few hours the bottom of my heel tends to hurt/ache though. Does this happen to you??

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  • Thembelihle posted on March 11, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Hi ineed this shoes size 7 they grey with dot dot on top of the foot they wrote Masquerade in powter ilike this shoes

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