At one time, they were just part of the uniform of Roman gladiators. Or Franciscan Friars. But today, rope sandals are the favorite shoes of a whole different type of people: stylists and influencers, of course!
Ultra-trendy for a few summers, rope sandal have become a summer essential, to the point of ending up on the Instagram feeds of all fashionable influencers. There are very pretty models at JW Anderson, but also at Dior since Maria Grazia Chiuri, the artistic director of the famous French house, imposed boho-chic rope sandals for the summer collections. Finally at Chanel, the rope sandal and the cork sole are also a must.
These rugged, natural sandals find new life in the 21st century, in different forms – one fresher than the other.
The affordable version of rope sandals
The trend has invaded the world of low cost in a very short time. For the average person, there are now models of inexpensive rope sandal offered by Arket, Asos and Nomadic. The latter brand has become very popular, as its rope sandal are simple, versatile and made from real rope.
What to wear rope sandals with?
Simple: the rope sandal go perfectly with another must-have of the season: the white dress. But a simple t-shirt and denim shorts are also enough for a fighter look… in full fashion!