Weird sizing, but so cute | an Ancient Greek Sandals review

For the longest time I’ve held out on buying Ancient Greek Sandals.

Truth be told, it’s because I’m brand loyal to K. Jacques.

ancient greek sandals review

… and I didn’t need another pair of leather sandals that look like my favourite French pairs.

Then Ancient Greek Sandals did a collaboration with HVN.

… and if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am a through and through sucker for HVN’s adorable yet sophisticated looks.

So, I bought a pair — here’s the lowdown on Ancient Greek Sandals…

Ancient Greek Sandal SIZING

For comparison, my other shoe sizes run:
-Adidas Stan Smiths, US 8
Chanel Shoes, FR 39
Christian Louboutin, IT/EU 39.5
Golden Goose, IT/EU 39
Hermès, FR 39
Isabel Marant, FR 39-40
-Nikes, US 8.5
Repetto, FR 39.5

My Ancient Greek Clio x HVN sandals are a size IT/EU 40.

Ancient Greek Sandals sizing

Ancient Greek Sandals run small and are only available in full sizes.

In an IT/EU 40 (a size up from my FR 39 K. Jacques sandals), these sandals fit perfectly.

The back strap is adjustable — so even if they feel a little big, your foot is secure.

They don’t pinch or rub any part of your foot the wrong way.



I’m disappointed.

Disappointed that K. Jacques didn’t team up with HVN instead of Ancient Greek Sandals.

Mostly because these sandals are SO adorable… and they’re comfortable.

A string of white leather hearts trim the straps.

… and the box is laden with classic HVN motifs.

Ancient Greek Sandals x HVN

Meanwhile the sandals, like all Ancient Greek Sandals, have a Greek God inspired wing for the closure.

Ancient Greek sandals Clio

Simply put, these Ancient Greek’s Clio sandals are irresistible, especially with Harley Viera-Newton’s charming touch.


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Dust bag: Love when brands have the foresight to offer you a dust bag… it just makes traveling with shoes so much easier/cleaner.
Leather foot bed: This means that over time these sandals will mould to your feet.
Attention to detail: The box, the hearts, the little Greek God winged closure, no detail was left out.


This summer I’ve learned to be open to change.

From renovating our home in Montana and changing & compromising on everything from fixtures to furniture.

… and it also extends to being open to try new-to-you sandal brands.

Your heart is big enough to love more than one brand and Ancient Greek Sandals have found a spot in mine.

Ancient Greek Sandals are available from Net-a-Porter, SSENSE, and Shopbop, amongst many other retailers.

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