These Strappy Sandals Are Taking Me From Summer to Fall

My sandal collection is vast, and yet up until this point, I still felt like I was missing something. That something was a pair of trendy lace-up sandals, like the Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals ($95). Minimal in design, these Tkees sandals are exactly what I was looking for: neutral, versatile, and comfy. They’re kind of like the elevated, 2022 version of gladiator sandals, and they fit the trends I keep seeing all over my TikTok FYP.

What I Like About the Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals

The Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals feature a soft leather footbed and suede laces with a thong-style toe lace. You can choose from nine different matte colorways — there’s a bright green called “emerald,” a hot pink called “cerise,” a neon orange called “tangerine,” a deep red called “port,” a pale gray called “fossil,” a light sand called “purdy,” a medium brown called “hazelton,” a black called “bleeker,” and a deep green called “olive.” I chose the olive-green shade because as someone who already has a variety of brown and black sandals, I wanted something a bit more stand-out yet still neutral.

When I first tried them on, I was immediately impressed with how comfortable the Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals are. They feel soft to the touch, but the footbed also has a lot of cushion. The suede laces are easy to tie and don’t slip or slide around once you secure them — a must for this style of shoe.

What’s Worth Noting About the Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals

These sandals feel completely weightless on your feet, which is great if you’re looking for a comfortable, travel-friendly pair of shoes. It’s worth noting, however, that the sole of the shoe is very thin and doesn’t provide very much support.

To keep them on your feet, I found it best to wrap the laces up around the back of my ankle first to create a heel strap, then around my ankle a few times and tied in a small bow in the back.

Who the Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals Are Best For

The Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals are perfect for anyone looking for a simple pair of trendy sandals to add to their warm-weather wardrobe. Because of the paired-down silhouette, they can go with a variety of outfits — dressed up with a skirt or dress, or dressed down with jeans and a top, just as I did here.

Though fall has just begun, the weather is still a little temperamental where I live in New York City — it’s cold in the morning and hot midday — so I’m not quite ready to let go of open-toed shoes just yet (though I’m excited to bust out my boots). The Tkees Lilu Strappy Leather Sandals are helping me seamlessly transition my wardrobe from summer to fall. I can just as easily wear them with a sundress in the heat of July as I can with jeans and a cashmere sweater in September, making them a staple in my closet.

Additional Details

  • They come in nine different colors.
  • They’re available in sizes 5-11.
  • They’re made from cowhide leather and suede.


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