new sandals

Tuesday, April 08, 2003, at 09:05AM

By Eric Richardson

Today I finally replaced the sandals I bought in December of 2001. Now, if you aren't in a position to see my feet very often, that might not seem like a big deal, but if you are you know that I wear sandals 362 days a year on average. That established, getting a pair of sandals to last 14 or 15 months is pretty impressive. My old sandals were basically these, but with a closed toe, but now on my feet are a pair of ECCO Fisherman Sandals, which Sierra Trading Post had for an insane price. A day after I was looking at these sandals for $125 in a Birkenstock store on the Santa Monica Promenade, my mom found that Sierra had them for $39 (they've since gone to $49). Needless to say, I couldn't pass up a deal like that. First impressions: They're definitely comfortable. I notice a bounce that my other sandals didn't have. I'm not sure how well they vent the insole, though... We'll have to wait and see on that.