boyfriend jeans: H&M - belt: c/o Lavand - top: c/o Selected - cross body bag: Mango - sunglasses: c/o Polette - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti - sandals: c/o Teva - necklace: c/o Lobogato
If there's one thing I've said time and time again on this blog, it's that I absolutely love sandals. Freeing my toes from the prison that is closed toe shoes is the one thing I look most forward to when spring starts blossoming. I feel like I've become a bit of a comfortable sandal expert after years of trying different brands and styles. The number one most comfortable pair of sandals for my feet is this Salina style by Birkenstock because they keep my feet peachy even after a full day of walking thanks to the shock absorbing sole and the arch support. These Tevas are a great runner up, though.
Just like Birkenstock, Teva is a classic brand favoured by seasoned sandal-wearers because of their comfort and durability. Just like Birkenstock, Teva has a bad name for valuing comfort over style. Just like with Birkenstocks, I've never understood this stigma. I mean, comfort is THE most important thing when it comes to shoes. Style is nice, but comfort is the baseline to me, and too many shoes completely forget about that baseline. So when a brand does remember that shoes are supposed to support you throughout your day, I'd much rather applaud that effort than mock it.
That being said, it is really nice when a brand makes a conscious effort to up their style game without neglecting the qualities that gave them a dedicated following in the first place, and Teva has definitely been doing interesting things recently. Case in point: these Teva original universals in metallic leather. The rose gold is stunning, as is the cracked snakeskin finish, and the basic utilitarian shape of the foam sole and the adjustable velcro straps is one of those cases of "why fix it if it ain't broken". I'm also pretty sure that a lot of you will fall in love with their Teva x Nastygal collab flatforms.
So, uhm, lesson of today: never disrespect the classics, man. They are classics for a reason.