Ugly shoes are not anything new. Hell, they’re almost a sartorial prerequisite these days (grandpa sneakers and Crocs, everybody?). But designers are trying challenging 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 warm pink takes on the brand’s iconic Arizona silhouette were shown during the Valentino Men’s Fall 2019 display, each lady and man 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 rugged 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 version. (A brand liberating a tackle its knockoff, how meta.)
But it’s no longer simply Birkenstocks. Tevas have been noticed on models’ ft at numerous Spring 2019 shows (see the first image). Sandy Liang and Collina Strada 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 using including tassels. An area decorated the ever-famous Hurricanes with crystals, and Anna Sui positioned her funky spin on Teva’s platform styles with a yet-to-be-launched collection. It pity, given that they could 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.