Slides/sandals with socks were objects of such disdain in my youth: Only worn by tourists from lands that fashion forgot. But now they’re the sheep-shoe of the moment…and why not? They’re the model of languid self-possession with sleepy, knowing eyes. It’s that edgy, loose type of cool..a button casually left undone rather than a mini skirt and teetering heels…Birks are the reigning royalty. The ones with white soles have particular appeal..shame my feet don’t like them, but there’re plenty of other options..
Some with that extra element of something to elevate them from the ordinary..
I like the way they mix with tailored suits – poise, power, grace. And the ability to run..
(The Adidas originals JS Wing slides in black and white – from 2011, but you might find on Ebay..)
It’s what makes fashion so fascinating: That visceral force and ever changing skyline where something can be so rejected one decade makes a complete turn around the next..
But comfort and style needs embracing: I dare someone to sit next to me and tell me it isn’t true….
Laters, Kate x