WE might be late for the party, but we expect sandals to be the shoe of choice for 2022.
We noticed this at the few dinners we attended at the end of the year, where both men and women wore flat sandals made with minimal fuss. The open-toed shoe has become an easy way to demarcate the world inside and out: we wear comfortable slippers at home, but we don’t see the point of wearing moccasins for running. short and infrequent groceries, to sign deliveries in the lobby, or to accommodate the very small number of guests for a short dinner. It’s dressing your feet – without actually doing it. Some resorts across the country have also started to open, and no other shoe fits.
We start with staple Arizona, which has seen a resurgence thanks to a Gen Z penchant for ’90s nostalgia. The sandal, which has crossed waves from geek to chic over the years, has been spotted in the feet of the Jenner sisters, as well as on a host of other models.
The Oran sandal from the brand that brought you the world’s most coveted handbags (both Kelly and Birkin) is a relatively easy way to access the Hermès experience. At just over $ 600 (P 29,927.87 at our last check), the sandal features a flat leather sole, with a strap running through it in the shape of a Hermès H. It is made into a uniform for the ‘rich set to show that they are on leave.
The Italian brand’s high-heeled Lido, released in 2019, has a more relaxed little sister. The Bottega Veneta Lido, crafted in supple lambskin, has a rubber-injected leather sole and is made with the brand’s signature Intrecciato woven pattern. This has been seen on celebrities such as Rihanna and the Jenner-Kardashian sisters.
Christian Dior is gradually becoming an icon of luxurious ease: for example, the very casual Dior Book Tote, covered with the brand’s oblique pattern. The bag can have a matching shoe for that (expensive) lazy day look: the Dior Dway Slide, with the brand name on the cotton embroidered strap. The leather insole is in matte leather, while the rubber sole is engraved with a star, the founder’s lucky symbol. The shoe has been seen on local celebrities such as Heart Evangelista. – JLG