Marc by Marc Jacobs Gommone Platform Sandal — A Ribbon In The Sky For These Ribbon-Adorned Shoes
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to reinterpret the traditional espadrille silhouette and create a summery sandal that’s fun, youthful, and slightly dressier than the typical raffia- or rope-adorned styles. The new Marc by Marc Jacobs Gommone Platform Sandal features a chunky leather platform heel embellished with braided rope in contrasting colors arranged in a horizontal stripe pattern — a surprising twist given that most espadrilles feature wedge heels. The uppers, meanwhile, are constructed of ribbons of varying widths stitched together to create a striped fuchsia, navy blue, turquoise, and orange pattern. The canvas heel, meanwhile, features two eyelets through which one can insert the braided orange, blue, and fuchsia laces, which tie around the ankles.
The braided laces are a huge selling point for me since the criss-cross pattern remind me of the friendship bracelets we used to make for our BFFs in grade school. And that hefty heel takes the style from resort-ready to street-friendly, making these ideal for both vacation getaways and daily escapades within the big city.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Gommone Platform, $370. Visit Endless.com