Ugly shoes are not anything new. Hell, they’re almost a sartorial prerequisite these days (grandpa sneakers and Crocs, everybody?). But designers are trying tough to convey two hippie-affiliated footwear brands into the fashion fold.
Valentino just collaborated with Birkenstock to create what’s positive to be the sandal of the summer. Even although the emblem-printed and pink warm takes on the brand’s iconic Arizona silhouette were shown during the Valentino Men’s Fall 2019 display, each ladies and men can rock the soon-to-be modern-day slides.
Rick Owens also unveiled his second series with Birkenstock for the duration of his Spring 2019 equipped-to-put on display. Despite the attention-catching headwear and difficult clothes, the 2-tone sandals nevertheless managed to stand out. And Owens even designed some corresponding UGG-like boots for the event.
You can thank Phoebe Philo for kick-starting Birkenstock’s foray into fashion. Back in 2012, the clothier offered Arizona-esque sandals for Celine’s Spring 2013 display. The sleek black sandals with bushy footbeds had been so stunning, they in reality “stimulated” Birkenstock to release its personal version. (A brand liberating a tackle its own knockoff, how meta.)
But it’s no longer simply Birkenstocks. Tevas have been noticed on models’ ft at numerous Spring 2019 shows (see first image). Sandy Liang and Collina Strada both opted for the brand’s trademark black Hurricane XLT2 sandals paired with white and tie-dye socks, respectively.
Tome spiced up the Original Universal sandals by means of including tassels. Area decorated the ever-famous Hurricanes with crystals and Anna Sui positioned her personal funky spin on Teva’s platform styles with a yet-to-be-launched collection. Pity, given that they could absolutely be the legit shoes of Coachella.
Ready to unharness your inner hippie? Shop the most stylish of those so-known as fundamental sandals (plus some appearance-alikes) beneath.