But the quest for quintessential summer sandals, for me, is over.
Three months ago, a Pualani pair was sent from the Aloha State to our doorstep in Sydney, Australia. It's my first Scott Hawaii sandals, and prior its delivery, I had not come across the brand. I unboxed and unwrapped and stared at them with slight skepticism. Sure, the plumeria detail makes it a charmer, but the bicast leather straps and insole don't seem like they can stand abuse.
And I'm a manhandler of things.
During our recent U.S.A. trip, I decided to give 'em a go for they were starting to collect dust under our bed in the Philippines. And I worried that the pair will start flaking.
They proved me wrong and swept me off my feet (thank goodness not literally).
I felt clumsy walking on them at first since I rarely wear heeled thongs, but got used to the pair quickly. They're lightweight, at the same time sturdy. I only wish they come in more happy hue combos that represent the colorful Polynesian culture.
During World War II, materials became scarce, and businesses catering to the U.S. military service were given priority access to such materials. And so Scott Hawaii began focusing on casual footwear.
And it definitely speaks of Hawaii. Can't wait to get another pair.
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