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The Thea Crisscross Sandal
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The Thea Crisscross Sandal
The Thea Crisscross Sandal
The Thea Crisscross Sandal
Product Details
Our favorite slip-on sandal, now in a fresh crisscross design. A bit more warm-weather friendly and still just as versatile, this is one you'll want to wear again and again. As a nod to traditional shoemaking techniques, our designers left the nailheads visible on the soles. When you select your size, "H" equals a half size.  
  • Leather upper and lining.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Import.
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The Thea Crisscross Sandal

The Thea Crisscross Sandal is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Sandals! These are my favorite sandals! They were true to size (6.5). I have another pair of Madewell sandals (similar) that I ordered in a 7 and those will occasionally rub blisters on my feet like other reviewers have mentioned. BUT I think the 6.5 fits just perfect so that they are not sliding around on my feet & leave NO blisters! As a precaution, the first day - I put a band-aid on my heel/ankle to save myself any potential pain while breaking in the sandals.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Sandals Received these recently after ordering and absolutely love them. They are soft enough and flexible enough to be very comfortable while out and about walking, not at all stiff. I've worn these a few times so far and while I often need a breaking in period for most shoes, I've had no problems with these sandals at all. I got these in the burgundy color and it's lovely. They look great and I'm usually a 9.5 which is what I ordered and the fit is just perfect. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful leather, minimal break-in period! These are beautiful, well-made sandals! I'm normally a 7.5 or 8, and for this shoe, 7.5 was perfect. The 8 was too loose, slipping off my heel. I've worn them to work, where I walk moderate amounts, but I also wore them for an all-day shopping trip with tons of walking and they were quite comfortable! Every now and then, my right heel might feel some rubbing a little bit, but it's usually after long periods of walking. It's getting better each time I wear them. I'm also pleasantly surprised by how much I like the subtle detail of the nailhead trim - the gold metal color is a nice touch!
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the pain. but try not to get them wet! These definitely have a painful break-in period of about a week and a half (and that's wearing them all day, every day). But Madewell shoes aren't famous for foot-friendly construction, and I expect blisters from most new sandals. After that, they're comfy and super cute. Unfortunately, as soon as I broke them in, I was caught in a huge rainstorm and had to stuff these with paper towels. It was all fine except the point at which the leather straps in front cross, where a wrinkled dark stain formed (barely visible, thankfully). So if you get them wet, put a paper towel between those layers, too! (This is probably a situation no one except me will encounter.) Overall, totally worth it, especially on sale. The dark cabernet color matches just about everything in my (very neutral) closet.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT - but do need broken in I won't lie - the breaking in period for these shoes was horrible. It lasted about a week, and my ankles were blistered. I had to wear so many bandaids! BUT - after that they became the most perfect and comfortable sandals. I can wear them for long walks with no issue. The quality is fabulous. If they get dirt or mud on them, a damp cloth cleans them easily and they still look perfect. I'm kind of obsessed. They match everything and just look cute and effortless. I got the dried rose color, which is a perfect nude!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable style The Thea Crisscross sandal was so cute, I bought them in two colors! I tend to have wide feet and sandals sometimes are too tight, but the shoes fit perfectly and they are very comfortable. The leather stretches a bit, so if you buy them a half size larger, they have the danger of being too loose. (I did that for one of the pairs) Still, I am super happy about the sandals and am complimented quite frequently. Two other friends purchased the same sandals as a result, and a third and fourth friend could not purchase them because they were no longer available. I hope the same or similar style becomes available again!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sandal I love these shoes--they are super cute and comfy and look great with any outfit. I have them in the red wine color and I'm super happy with them. I'm a size 7.5, they fit super well with just a little room to breathe and it took no time at all to break them in.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beautiful Sandal I wasn't sure if I was going to keep this pair of sandals because I also purchased a similar pair at Target. But when they arrived - there was no comparison!! The quality, the fit, the comfort were above and beyond the cheap pair from Target (that are being returned). I think the price was a little steep but I'm going to keep them anyway because I feel they are a classic style that I will wear for years!!
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes Love these shoes- they are comfortable and stylish. I have the brown color- they read a bit more casual than the picture, perhaps, but wonderful with jeans, shorts, and dresses.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfy! I chose the rose color which is neutral enough to go with everything. After hesitating on these, I tried them on was amazed how comfortable they are! The sole is lightweight and flexible and the leather is soft enough to not feel stiff at the heel or toes. I was not a fan and now I am a cheerleader!
Date published: 2016-06-09
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