One of the most beautiful things about mother nature's everchanging seasons is the revolving door of wardrobe staples that we get to show off. Few things are as reminiscent of summers past as kicking your sandals off to bury your toes in the sand. Finding a great warm-weather shoe that you can beat up for this summer and years to come is crucial. From strappy sandals to city sneakers, a variety is always necessary for those beach strolls and urban hikes. We are continuing our summer countdown on this week's Editorial with a sneak peek of the sneakers, slides, and sandals we will be living in this upcoming season. Seasons may come and go, but let's be honest, shoes are forever!
It would be inappropriate to start things off with anything but a classic summer sandal. The perennial signature shoe, we went with a classic yet elevated variation of a European everyday walking sandal: K Jacques Epicure Sandal in Nude. Handmade in St. Tropez, France, these modern-day gladiator style sandals are an elegant depiction and homage to the brands long history of sandal making. These light vegetable tanned nude leather classics are adorned with fuss-free strappy detailing anchored by a supportive ankle wrap buckle. Rendered in a soft, warm-toned nude cowhide leather, these go-to's match with virtually everything and will patina slowly into a darker tan with time and wear. Made in true European sandal style, these sandals come with a stiff layered leather sole that will soften and mold to your feet. Have a bit of patience as you break these in and make them your own - trust us it’s worth the wait! You’ll have these sandals for years and they’ll only get better with time. Fun fact: Since being founded in 1933, K Jacques were favored by and seen gracing the feet of a young Brigitte Bardot who frequented the coastal french city often.
Variety is a crucial part of having a well-rounded and on-trend summer wardrobe. That's why we decided it was vital for us to showcase a seasonally appropriate sneaker. We have expressed our infatuation with Golden Goose time and time again, mainly because its quality and versatility truly is unmatched. We love how refreshing the Superstar in White Suede and Shocking Pink by Golden Goose is for this coming season. Inject a little bit of fun color to your ensemble with this classic low top sneaker. This fully suede iteration features a "shocking" pop of highlighter pink in a shiny vinyl on the heel cup, balanced out with a distressed gold suede star. An entirely handmade Italian sneaker that will leave everyone envious while you get to stay comfortable all summer long.
One common characteristic of the kicks we've decided to showcase this week is each brands singular focus on quality and craftsmanship. We believe and have fun that investing in quality comes with longevity, and shopping thoughtfully is something we both value and encourage. We've been to France for a modern gladiator sandal, to Italy to step up our sneaker game, so let's jump over to Byron Bay in Australia while we're at it. We are always obsessing over everything St. Agni, but this summer, we want to talk about the Desi Knit Loafer in Tan. This Australian based brand is famously known for their beautiful weaving techniques and natural dye methods. The Desi slide demonstrates one of their newest methods achieved by binding fine strands of leather to mimic the appearance of a knitted fabrication. Made on a manually operated loom, the material is then vegetable dyed and assembled by hand. This subtle textured slip-on defines the brand's emphasis on beauty in simplicity without compromising the importance of comfort. Keep in mind these run a bit on the small side and are not made in half sizes but the leather will stretch and soften with time. Size up if between sizes.