i'm sure you've seen them around Zara. they're casual sandals with uppers made of canvas (or cotton fabric) and flexible soles made of rope (or rubber molded to look like rope). if you're like me, you're also probably wondering why nobody has ever gotten them yet. or at least, you've never seen anyone wearing them here.
photo: the Sartorialist
European men have been wearing them during the summer. it actually became quite a trend. personally, i like how they're shabby and chic at the same time. undoubtedly casual, but not at all rugged. unfortunately, it's a bit too late for me to be wearing them now (unless, of course, i go to the beach or anywhere sunny) since we're currently "enjoying" the rainy season.
espadrilles at the Gucci S/S 06 runway show.
wait. familiar ba?
oh. by the way, i can't help but post this photo.
yup. that's John F. Kennedy wearing his own pair.
it actually makes me want to go on a cruise. don't you think they're perfect for the Mediterranean islands? i can just imagine myself walking around the shores of Rondinara beach, south-east of Corsica (France), in 'em sandals.
but yeah. baby steps. perhaps sa swimming pool muna ako for now.