Your Favorite Sandals Have Gained Some Lockdown Padding

 Your Favorite Sandals Have Gained Some Lockdown Padding

Don’t attempt to quash the squash. The obsession with pleasingly padded equipment now extends to our toes: our sandals are getting a puffy revamp.

Birkenstock x Toogood

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If you happen to’re satisfied no shoe might tempt you to half methods together with your devoted Birkenstock Arizonas, then you definitely haven’t seen the newest iteration of the German model’s basic double strap sandal. The very Birks that noticed you thru 2020’s summer season of picnics have, like so many people, gained a bit of lockdown padding. And it seems good on them. 

Birkenstock x Toogood sandals, £400, accessible at

The Beachcombers, the results of artist and designer Faye Toogood’s partnership with Birkenstock, are a “puffy re-cut” of the cult Arizona that’s finest described as pillows for the toes. Crafted from premium nappa leather-based with a cork-latex and suede footbed, the slides will make leaving your slippers behind a bit of simpler as actual life resumes. The Mudlark fashion, accessible in black or chalk, is much less puffy, however nonetheless sculptural.

Pernille Teisbæk sporting the Perni 03 strappy heels from her collaboration with Gia Couture.

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The collab’s rapturous reception made it clear: padded footwear is massive information for 2021. See additionally Jil Sander’s sporty, strap-heavy sandals. Two recent types had been included within the model’s resort 2021 assortment: a chunky open-toe pair and a thong design, each with a heavy-duty tread sole. “We had been clearly imagining extra daily-life than event dressing, so sure choices had been made via the lens of what would we want or need within the fast future,” Luke and Lucie Meier, the husband-and-wife duo on the helm of the model, advised Vogue of their minimalist presentation.

Jil Sander padded sandals, £530, accessible at

Bottega Veneta’s inventive director Daniel Lee has been on the forefront of the squashy equipment motion since he unveiled his best-selling Pouch and Cloud luggage. Lee’s padded mules are equally common with editors, A-listers and influencers alike. 

Gia Couture x Pernille Teisbæk sandals, £308, accessible at

Hailey Bieber sporting The Attico’s peppy Noah slide in LA.


On condition that the Scandi fashion set had been amongst those that fell the toughest for new-look Bottega, it was no shock to see influencer Pernille Teisbæk becoming a member of forces with Italian label Gia Couture on her personal line of squashy footwear. Along with her tackle vogue wellies, Teisbæk unveiled sandals with well mannered heels and padded straps in numerous colourways. 

The Attico “Noah” slides, £361, accessible at

Again to flats, there’s additionally The Attico’s satin Noah slides, as worn not too long ago by Hailey Bieber. The mannequin has lengthy been a fan of the model’s vibrant Devon heels (now additionally accessible with a barely padded higher), however opted for the extremely cozy flatforms for an outing in sunny LA. 

If you happen to’re anxious about post-lockdown nervousness, a pair of on-trend padded sandals would possibly simply cushion the blow. 

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