I’m not much of a sandal person. First of all, they’re just too flat, secondly, I’m not a big fan of looking at other people’s toes, unless they’re immaculately pedicured. Let’s face it, toes can be pretty disgusting. I don’t own many pairs, and the ones I do are cheap and out of necessity, they cause me blisters and much agony, and are one of the only reasons I hate summer. So you can only imagine my surprise when I fell completely head over heels with Opening Ceremony’s latest collaboration with K. Jacques.
K. Jacques is a French company that has been handmaking their leather sandals for over 80 years, so you could say they know a thing or two about them. Their stuff is pretty basic, with a few forays into ‘Fashion’ (zebra, leopard, studs), but here it’s more about quality than the design, so that’s where Opening Ceremony comes in.
Together they’ve made 5 limited edition designs: 3 for women, 2 for men. The Parys Gladiator in particular caught my eye (see above), specifically the colour combo one. Can’t choose between green patent, blue python, yellow leather, nude or leopard ponyskin? Oh well – WHY NOT HAVE IT ALL! As kitsch as that sounds, it just works. At $290 a pop, they don’t come cheap, but if you think about it, they’re 5 sandals in 1?
Buy K. Jacques pour Opening Ceremony here
Python Gladiator Sandal
Picon Thong Sandal
AnnaPyr Cross Sandal
Men’s Barigoule Strap Sandal
Men’s Adrien Fisherman Sandal
All images via Opening Ceremony