I know most of you are thinking of taking Celine-inspired silhouettes and tartan trousers this summer, but there is something classy about buying a pair of Greek sandals instead. These type of sandals are the new must-have accessory because they have made an astonishing comeback.
During the ancient times, the Greek women began to wear sandals to signify their social class. Men also embraced the same, but the whole idea was meant to signify beauty, refinement, elegance, and extravagance. Today, history is repeating itself and the same sandals are taking different designs but signifying the same older elements in the ancient Greek.
Why Ancient Greek sandals this summer?
They are more polished and have less maintenance compared to heels. These type of sandals have a balance a fine between style and comfort that’s perfect for summer. They are a perfect match for any dress and can take various trousers too. Greek sandals have been known to offer a more stylish look especially during vacation, weekend and even during free hours. These sensible yet stylish sandals are meant for various occasions during the summer.
What makes a Greek sandal so divine?
The Greek tradition and construction will always make the sandals unique and outstanding. Various designers have tried to evolve the structure by making the shapes of these sandals more attractive but keeping the assembly as it was done hundreds of years prior. Most Greek sandals are made by hand-puncturing holes in the soles or chemical-free, vegetable-tanned leather one by one. Most designers also use stitching and studs to maintain the integrity of the shoe.
Greek sandals have become the way to go. After Kendall Jenner and Aimee Song were spotted a few days ago at Coachella Festival wearing Greek sandals, there has been a high demand for these types of shoes. I feel that they represent history apart from giving women that stylish look. For sure, this is the way to go this summer!
Kendall Jenner at Coachella 2016 wore studded lace-up “Tulum” sandals by Aquazzura, $650. Aquazzura cognac suede Tulum flat lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and goldtone dome studs.
“Betty Boop”,$206.48. These Greek sandals are a special pair of hippie chic sandals ideal for a stylish appearence that combins the childish with the elegant and sophisticated.
They are made by genuine leather and decorated with colorful friendship bracelets and bright color pompoms, semiprecious stones and chains.
Rose gold leather lace up Greek sandals, $48.45. These hot lace up sandals that looks great on everyone, are the ideal footwear for the season! The design is inspired by the brave ancient spartan women, combined with the symbol of olive tree.
By wearing this top fashion pair of sandals, you are wearing and a piece of history, at the same time.
ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Antigone Lace-Up Sandals, $270. Ancient Greek Sandals Crosta Blue suede Antigone lace-up flat gladiator sandals.
VALENTINO Rockstud Gladiator Sandals, $1.145. Valentino beige grained leather Rockstud gladiator sandals embellished with turquoise cabochons and the house’s goldtone signature pyramid studs.
Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandal, $225.00. Handmade pure greek leather gladiator sandals decorated with handmade friendships straps (sewn onto the shoe), colorful pom poms, semiprecious stones (corals and turquoise) and tassels.
These sandals represent my latest obsession with the psychedelic outfits of the Beatles (during the Magical Mystery Tour), the Moroccan spice markets and outdoor music festivals.
Made for those who want to pass their summer days without a care in their world, those who try to be underwater for more than 30 seconds, those who enjoy a good sweet watermelon, those who still make castles in the sand, those who remain cheery and lighthearted .
ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Themis Gladitor Sandals, $255. Ancient Greek Sandals black smooth leather Themis flat gladiator sandals.
Danae Gold Lace up Greek Sandals, $96. Original design handmade leather sandals with side tabs inspired from the ancient Greek wave motif. They are super lightweight with anti-slippery rubber sole.
The leather straps are full adjustable in order to fit perfectly in narrow or wide feet.
Available in six colors with silver or 24k gold plated embellishments.
Gold and silver sandals come with tan leather straps, all the others same as the footbed.
Elina Linardaki Hula Hoop Woven Pompom Sandal, $225.00. Handmade soft leather greek sandals decorated with handmade friendship macrames from Thailand, multi-colored pom poms and cotton daisies ( sewn onto the shoes).
Childhood memories, that’s what these sandals are all about…
Those pen-fights during math class, bouncy castles, stone skimping at a calm sea, making soap bubbles at the school bus, and of course, these pointless attempts to twirl a Hula hoop.
A genuine bohemian-chic pair of sandals, cutest than ever!
Zoey Leather Logo Flat Sandal, Sand, $265.00. Tory Burch leather sandal with laser-cut logo.
RAPPER SANDAL LATIGO, $109.99. Talk about the sandal-of-the season! The 70’s inspired Rapper is a leather lace-up sandal to beat all lace-up sandals. Rich suede uppers, natural rawhide leather lacing, distressed wood heel (perfect height) and rubber outsole. It might take you a minute to get into it, but well worth it! Try getting down the street without being asked where you got this ultra-chic sandal.
STUART WEITZMAN ‘Gladiator’ sandals, $467.00. Gladiator sandals are the perfect way to ease into the bold trend. Wear them with a short summer dress and muted accessories for an effortlessly chic summer look.