Clothes of the Seventies, Water Buffalos

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Description: These were shoes. Sandals to be exact. They came in different size platforms, but all looked the same. They came in different shades of tan and beige. The top of the shoes were a criss cross of leather across the top of your foot and a regular buckle around your ankle like normal sandals. Good ones were made of leather, but we wore whatever we could get our hands on.
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Kim - August 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved water buffalo sandals you would get them wet and they would mould to your foot. They where so comfortable. Mine where flat just like the picture. I had them in the 70's
hippie dippie - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I saw some of these in Mexico last year.
C.J - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
When my sisters and I would get a new pair, we'd fill up the bath tub, grab a popsicle and sit on the edge of the tub and soak in our sandals til out popsicles were gone.
Barb - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Wondering why we called the sandals " water buffaloes"? where did the name come from?
Jan Griffiths - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I wore these sandals all through jr. high and high school. I graduated in 1973. I didn't see them much after that. I miss my water buffalo sandals. They were made out of water buffalo leather (supposedly), hence the name.
DD - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Yup, had these as well. From Glick Shoe Store, Sunbury, PA. I think they were like $6 or so , which was soooo much money. lol.
Harry - April 18, 2020 - Report this comment
You can still buy these today, check ebay for water buffalo sandals. I wear them as much as possible, super comfortable, get lots of positive comments from the ladies!!! Soak them in cold water, wear until dry, perfect custom fit. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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