Polish Sandals

Polski Sandały

Something similar found

I am now wearing a similar pair of sandals, which I found on etsy. Got to etsy.com and search for "brown leather sandals Jerusalem". They won't be the first thing that comes up when you search, they're currently eighth on the list.

They are quite expensive, £26 plus delivery from Israel. But the uppers are very well made, I have been wearing them for a year no with no problems at all. After a year, the soles are starting to show signs of wear; but I still think they are good value for money, and I recommend them.

April 2016


Found! No longer available

Many of the substitutes I have used, from the sources listed below, had the leather held together with rivets that soon failed. Fortunately a nut and bolt from a Meccano set was just the right size to replace the rivets.

At last I have found a source of Polish sandals: Pullingers, in Brighton, telephone 01273 725476, address 9 Bond St, Brighton (midway between the station and the east pier). Pullingers is still there, but no longer sells Polish sandals. August 2013.

They are exactly like the Polish sandals I have always worn, but are not labelled "made in Poland". Instead, the label reads "Gordini". This is helpful, a Google search for "Gordini sandals" finds other suppliers.

They could also once also be obtained from the Shoes International web site. If you don't see them there, try searching for "Marlow's" and then for Gordini.

"Ian" has reported on two other shops selling these sandals: "Christopher Shoes" in Portsmouth, and nearby in Cosham. These shops are connected with ChristopherShoes, which sells Polish sandals under the brand name "Gordini". I am told (April 2014) that these shops no longer sell Polish sandals.

Polish sandals are now offered by the German web site http://www.ostprodukte-versand.de/. I have tried to buy them there, but the process involves registering a user account, and when I went through the registration process I never receiced the confirmation email which would allow me to buy from them.

For about thirty years, I have been wearing the same brand of sandals. They are marked "Made in Poland". They used to be very easy to buy, in many shops in England. Od  przeszlo trzydziestu lat nosze ten sam model sandalow. Nosza one znaczek ?Made In Poland?. Kiedys byy latwo dostepne w wielu sklepach w Anglii.
About seventeen years ago, I met Sally, who is now my wife. She also wears the same kind of sandal, in a smaller size of course. Okolo siedemnastu lat temu poznalem Sally, moja obecna zone. Ona takze nosi ten model sandalow, ale w mniejszym rozmiarze.
We are now unable to find these sandals in shops in England. All the shops that used to sell them have closed, or no longer sell them. So, Sally and I are hoping to find some way of obtaining them from Poland. Niestety nie mozemy obecnie zakupic tych sandalow w angielskich sklepach. Wszystkie sklepy sprzedajace te buty zostaly zamkniete, albo juz ich nie prowadza w sprzedazy. Moja zona i ja mamy nadzieje, ze uda nam sie je w jakis sposob sprowadzic z Polski.
Here is a picture of my last remaining pair of Polish sandals. As you can see, they will soon need replacing. Oto zdjecie mojej ostatniej pary Polskich sandalow. Jak widzisz, niedlugo bede musial je wymienic.
I have tried using Google to search for a supplier of these Polish sandals, without success. Therefore, Sally and I will be very grateful to anyone who can help us find them. If you know of a supplier, please email me at nick@maproom.co.uk. Bez rezultatu poszukiwalem w Google producenta tych sandalow. Dlatego Sally i ja bedziemy bardzo wdzieczni kazdemu kto pomoze nam go odszukac. Jesli znasz producenta, lub sprzedawce, prosze napisz do mnie na adres nick@maproom.co.uk.

Translated from English into Polish by adrian perdjon.