To see if these are shoes that can make it till the best man’s speech, I volunteered to walk 50,000 steps in strappy sandals. I started with my best-looking shoes— a pair of rope-strappy heels and I made it approximately 110 steps to the gates of my complex, and had to change into the emergency trainers in my bag. These have self-tying straps around the ankle, meaning that your ankle can swing inside the shoe— ones for Uber-dinner-bed.
A pair of shoes that I did make it past the gate, to the tube and a full 9,000 steps later was the Topshop Strippy sandals. I have now worn these to five work dinners and they have successfully made it through my 15 minute walk to the tube without a Compeed. The very slim straps mean they only lightly touch the foot, not putting too much pressure on any points, and the fixed straps around the ankle and across the middle of the foot mean they feel surprisingly supported for how slight they are. The best thing however is the open toes, as for many of us this is the main blister zone.