Dries Van Noten’s Puffy sandals are available in store now
Mark: Dries Van Noten
Season: Spring/Summer 2022
Release date: Available now
To buy: Online on the Highsnobiety store
Editor’s notes: Most of us still use our puffer jackets regularly, but as fashion seasons dictate, it’s time to start shopping for sandals.
Spring/Summer collections are starting to hit the shelves and so far we’ve seen a pair of BLOHM slides that resemble MF DOOM’s famous mask and a HOKA design that conveys the brand’s expertise in footwear. one piece open race. toe shoes. However, in my opinion, Dries has taken the lead in the race to create the hottest sandal of 2022.
The silhouette is characterized by two thick straps that comfortably hold your feet in place, connected by Velcro. However, it’s up close that you get the best look at these sandals, made from breathable perforated mesh, the texture of the material is what sets it apart.
Beneath these straps, a sawtooth rubber outsole gives the shoe a slightly rugged hiking sandal edge. And the icing on the cake is the combination of brown and navy blue on this shoe.
The sandals pick up on the puffy theme of the Belgian designer’s previous season shoes. At the time, it was moccasins and mules in quilted leather that caught our attention and that we assimilated to “sleeping bags for the feet”.
Taken from the brand’s SS22 collection, which Van Noten told us was based on “Clothes to go out and have fun. Just enjoy things”, these won’t keep you warm like these padded models. , but still have that cozy look. The puffy material is meant to keep you comfortable, whether paired with socks or left alone to let your feet breathe like in the collection’s lookbook.
While these are admittedly more futuristic slides, it’s also worth noting that Rombaut and Balmain have been creating their own selection of puffy sandals lately. It’s a little early to tell, but it might not be the first time we’ve talked about puffy sandals this season.
Check out Dries Van Noten’s double-strap sandals on the Highsnobiety store and, if you’re looking for more traditional shoes from the designer, scroll down for the rest of the SS22 shoe selection below.