Ladies, if you find these sandals familiar, you’ve got a good eye (or probably have a similar one in your shoe wardrobe). Named Izmir, these sandals are technically the men’s version of the popular Oran, but features a much wider and broader H leather strap. While the Izmir sandal comes in an array of single tone versions like Gold, Marine and Noir, these bi-coloured pairs have truly stolen our hearts. Cool colour mixes like Noir/Bleu Electrique (a bright, buzzy colour combo), Natural/Noir (an all black with a dash of brown) and Natural/Gold (the perfect pair, really) gives the otherwise simple single-tone sandal a much needed kick (no pun intended).
Perfect for the man who’s looking for something casual yet oozes luxury but not exactly a slide (for those you can always have a look here), that’s where the Izmir comes in. Built with a raised footbed and made entirely of fine leather (no, no rubber here), it also explains the price point of SGD920 a pair.
In other words, the ladies can waltz around in their Oran ‘slides’, and now the men can too, with bi-coloured Izmir sandals. Just please don’t attempt to go completely matchy-matchy, but if you really have to, just make sure both of you are wearing them in different colours. Please.