The minimalist strappy sandal isn’t new (last year it seemed The Row’s Bare sandal was the unofficial uniform of fashion week), but it is still very much on the street style agenda. And, unsurprisingly, it’s Bottega Veneta’s square-toe sandal that’s a step ahead.
Here’s what you need to know about the (continuing) revival of the Nineties classic that’s gaining cult status thanks to Copenhagen Fashion Week’s creative set.
What’s all the fuss about?
The word ‘cult’ is batted around all too often in fashion circles. In reality, only a few brands will achieve cult status. Not many manage to amass an obsessively dedicated following. Fewer still make the kind of wider societal impact that happens organically when wearers ascribe (or want to look like they ascribe) to a certain way of life through their choice of clothing. Bottega Veneta’s square-toe sandal, however, has gone cult. But then, if you’ve opened Instagram in the last three days, you knew that already, right?
Okay, who’s wearing these square-toe sandals?
Dutch model Vera van Erp, Danish stylist Stephanie Gundelach and Copenhagen-based creative consultant Pernille Teisbaek are keeping them on regular rotation.
How do they style it?
Essentially, with everything. The square-toe sandal elevates straight-leg black jeans and an end-of-summer knit, or fast-tracks the suit you already own into the new season. It also adds edge to jersey layers (case in point: van Erp’s oxblood ensemble).