Clarks Haley Stork Review

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Clarks have been making great quality footwear for over a hundred years and they are still going strong today. The Haley Stork sandals are just one more pair in their long line of fantastic products. As long as you get the correct size and perfect fit they tend to be extremely comfortable and even offer little bumps on the footbed to give your tootsies a little message with each step that you take. Coming in a couple of color options you are bound to find a pair that will look great with your personal style, most people even choose to purchase more than pair so they can have a variety. The moderate price tag and decent durability makes these slippers a great investment and welcomed addition to your summer wardrobe.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Messaging beads
  • Great comfort
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Decent arch support
  • Multiple color options
Cons
  • Colors don't match pictures
  • Inconsistent sizing
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these loafers is made out of a synthetic rubber material that is designed to give you exceptional durability so you will not have to worry about your soles wearing down on your too quickly. They have a one-inch molded heel on them so they are going to give you just a little bit of added height, but not too much that they become unstable and uncomfortable, which some people can appreciate. Keep in mind that the heel measurement in an approximation and will vary depending on the size you choose.

The tread pattern on the bottom of the sole combined with the sticky rubber are going to work together to help ensure that you have a decent amount of traction while you are on the go. Whether you are walking around on dry surfaces or you hit a wet spot you should have not problem staying on your feet while wearing these. No need to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you unexpectedly causing you to fall and potentially hurt yourself or someone else.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of these Clarks is made with a Soleassage footbed that is designed to help give you amazing comfort all day long. The footbed will cradle and massage your feet with every step that you take making sure that your feet will thank you at the end of a long day on your feet. There are little bumps inside the shoes, on the midsole, that give you the massaging feel, people have mentioned that the feeling is great and not at all overwhelming. Customers have also mentioned that the footbed is both secure and supportive which they love.

Reviewers have pointed out that they do not have the same plush and squishy footbed that you might find in most other Clarks shoes so that is something that you might want to keep in mind. That being said, this does not mean that they are worse than the others, in fact, the lack of a lot of soft cushioning works very well for these sandals.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of these sandals are made out of soft and durable Nubuck leather, although some of the color options might have a different upper material. You are not going to have to worry about the uppers tearing apart or ripping when you are out and about in these. Some reviewers have mentioned that they feel like they are soft and super comfortable to wear all day long, even without socks without fear of chafing and blisters. They are not going to bind your feet or pinch your skin while you are walking which is always much appreciated.

The uppers also allow for a decent amount of breathability so you can make sure that your feet are staying cool and dry, especially if you are out and about in warmer climates. Since they are sandals they do have spots where your feet are exposed to the air outside, but where the straps sit on your feet also allow of air to get in. Since they are well ventilated your feet are bound to stay relatively cool, but because the air can get into them they will also help make sure your sweat from your feet can escape and keep you dry as well as promoting a healthier environment for your feet.

They feature elastic inserts on top of the instep as well as the back of the heel to help give you a more comfortable and secure fit while you are wearing them. They allow you to have an easier time getting them on and off without sacrificing support.
Weight

Weight

When it comes to your footwear of choice you are going to want to make sure that you find something that is as light as possible. Of course, there are times where this is not possible, such as workout boots, but that is not the case with your summer walking shoes. You do not want them to feel like weights on your feet, holding you back and slowing you down. Thankfully, you will not have that problem with these slip-ons. Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of information on the exact weight of them, but consumers agree that they are super light and feel great on their feet while they are on the go.
Support

Support

You are going to want a decent amount of support in whatever you wear on your feet. However, the amount that you need is going to vary heavily depending on what you will be doing while wearing them. For example, a pair of running shoes are going to need far more support than a pair of casual flip flops, but a lot less than would be required in a pair of heavy duty work boots. Since these are a pair of everyday casual sandals they are not going to require a whole lot, but they are going to give you some. If you are planning on heading out for a hike in the woods or a run on the beach then you might want to find a different option, but for walking and everyday wear, these are going to be perfect.

The elastic straps on the instep and heel are going to help keep your feet locked in place so you will not have to worry about your feet sliding around inside of them or even falling off your foot while you are walking. The footbed even cradles your foot to help give you some support, especially in the arches where a lot of people need it the most.
Style

Style

These shoes have a nice look and style to them that many customers can appreciate. They have a sporty look with a slip-on design, some even go as far as to call them cute. They look great with many different outfits and a variety of occasions. Whether you are heading to a family barbeque or shopping with friends you will fit right in with these Clarks. They are great for tourists who as they are comfortable enough for walking, although some reviewers mentioned that they might not be the best if for super long distances.

The sandals come in a couple of different color options so you can try to find something that will best suit your style and personality. Unfortunately, some people have commented that the colors do not always look as nice as they do in the pictures and they were not happy with the discrepancy in the colors. They are kind of two tones because the elastic straps that can be seen in the shoes are slightly darker than the rest of them. When ordering, you can choose between mushroom Nubuck, navy, white and gray, black, or pewter.
Fit

Fit

When purchasing this product you are going to want to try to make sure that they are going to fit you snugly and securely so that you will get the support that you need and not walk right out of them. At the same time, you do not want them to fit you too snugly that they cut into your skin and cause unnecessary rubbing. The three elastic bands in these shoes help to give you a little better and customizable feeling so you can get the perfect fit.

Customers are saying that these do not fit the same way that other Clarks do so you might want to pay attention to that when placing your order. They are a little more narrow but they are available in wide sizes so that does not seem to be too much of a problem. There are, however, many reviewers who just did not like the way that they fit their feet and it caused them great discomfort while wearing them. It might be wise to take a peek at a size chart before making your purchase to make sure you get the correct fit the first time.
Durability

Durability

When purchasing your summer shoes you want to make sure that you are getting something that is going to last so you do not have to fork over the money to replace them after just one season. The great thing about the Clarks Haley Stork sandals is that they are made with great quality materials and have a good construction so they should not wear down too quickly. There is an exception to this, however, if you are doing a lot of pavement walking and you tend to drag your feet a little then the sole might wear down before the rest of the shoe.

This product has a moderate price tag but for the most part they will not suffer from premature wear and tear so customers believe that they get their monies worth out of them. Most even opting to purchase more than one pair so they can have them in multiple colors.
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is crucial! You want to make sure that what you wear on your feet are going to be comfy and not cause you any kind of pain. Customers are divided when it comes to how comfortable these shoes are but most of that seems to stem from the way they fit. As mentioned above there are some who do not like the way the feel and stated that they do not fit properly at all. That being said, if you get the proper size then you will experience exceptional comfort. The beads on the midsole will massage your feet with every step you take and they provide a decent amount of underfoot cushioning, although not as plush as some of the brands other shoes on the market. Overall, the comfort level comes down to how well the shoes fit on your feet and what activities you are doing while wearing them.
Versatility

Versatility

The Clarks Haley Stork slip-ons are extremely versatile and can be worn for a plethora of activities and fit right in for many occasions. There are some mixed reviews about whether or not these are good for long walks, such as tourist trips around a city or experiencing theme parks. However, one thing customers can agree on is that they are perfect for shorter walks or if you are going to be spending a lot of time standing for work. It is not recommended that you take these out for a hike in the woods, however, as they will not offer you the proper protection or support that you might need for such a task. If you are running errands, going on a lunch date, heading to the beach, or simply going for short walks these slippers will be a great choice.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are shopping around for a decent pair of summer walking shoes then you might want to consider the Clarks Haley Stork sandals. They are overall pretty decent and most customers absolutely adore them. Coming in a couple of different color options they fit right in with many different outfits and look great almost anywhere. Keep in mind that some people have mentioned the sizes are wonky and do not always feel the greatest or fit the best while they are walking. However, if you get the proper size and the perfect fit then reviewers stated that they were one of the most comfortable pair of shoes that they own. These will make a great addition to your shoe closet and summer wardrobe.