Round two on the flip-flop front from the Missoni and Havaianas. Their latest collaborative design for 2012 mixed Italian flair with the comfort and ease of the Brazilian flip-flopmaker. Available June 25, their latest sandal place nice with the environment by using leftover rubber from the manufacturing process at Havaianas to construct this collection. The idea is to avoid waste while providing a beautiful and comfortable sandal for the summer
Japanese label Beams Plus offers a more grown-up take on sandals with this substantial Horween leather offering. Less a head-to-the-beach piece than something for the city, these sandals offer more coverage than most with plenty of fashion-forward appeal. The sandal features premium Horween leather in black or burgundy with a solid crepe sole, and is available for purchase here.
in an interesting collaboration, Tretorn has teamed up with the Newport Folk Festival – happening July 28-29 in Newport, RI – on a set of limited edition sandals and boots. The flip-flops are available now for purchase online while the galosh boot will be available as a NFF on-site exclusive.
Another interesting release is coming from Stussy this week. The California brand teamed up with outdoor sport sandals manufacturer from San Diego Chubasco on the ‘Aztec’ Sandal for Summer 2012. Reminding us of the Nike Woven styles, the sandal comes in two colorways and will release on May 24th, 2012.
Japanese outfit SASQUATCHfabrix. has produced a great sandal for when the mercury rises in the form of this ‘Japonism’ model. The sandal features a wicker base, with contrasting black piping forming the upper straps as well as the ‘outsole’. It’s an interesting design, part ancient Japanese heritage, part chunky modernist fashion piece. Not for everyone, its definitely a unique piece for the summer sartorialist. The ‘Japonism’ sandal from SASQUATCHfabrix. will retail for $2,670 HKD (around $343 USD).
Missoni, the famed Italian textile company, is almost never accused of subtlety, but these collaborative flip-flop’s from Havaianas are even bolder than most of the companies prints. Made from recycled materials, these classic Havaianas feature some pretty crazy patterns printed on them. Even though most people won’t get to see more than an outline we think this is a great collaboration that produced some pretty cool looking pieces. The sandals also come with a carry bag made from recycled goods. Expect these to drop soon.
Tatami, the Japanese branch of German brand Birkenstock (who knew?!), has teamed up with Standard California on a great series of Mexican Blanket themed Pilica sandals. The sandal comes in overall three colorways, giving the classic model a refreshing summer look. The sandals are now available from Intention Line.
With a minimalist aesthetic and effortless appeal, these black leather sandals from b store encapsulate the label’s celebrated footwear roots. Treading the line between smart and casual, this expertly crafted pair will take you from day to night with ease on a sun-drenched city break.
Oh boy, the espadrille thing is showing itself in a plethora of styles this summer. These latest from WTAPS take a contemporary beach sandal and fit it with the arts and crafts look of the espadrille sole.
Avery simple canvas cross strap design, makes the upper. We have more than a few concerns with the synthetic lining of the straps. One would think a non natural material might get a bit sweaty in the heat. But a utility loop means you can strap them to your pack until you are safely at your relaxation destination. We’re not huge on flip flops around here, but we’ll give these guys a solid 7/10. Available in grey or navy, through Firmament in Berlin.
Apolis Activism recently worked with a Co-op team of four artisans in Tel Aviv to create their very first sandal. The beautiful leather sandals are built to last with brass rivets and heavy stitching at the toes to maintain durability. Crafted from naturally varnished, vegetable tanned leather, these sandals will break-in beautifully over time. Available now at the Apolis website.