Posted April 4, 2019 •
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WE KNOW YOU’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT “FOOTBEDS” FOR THIS SEASON – SO WHAT ARE WE REALLY TALKING ABOUT?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Footbeds are the part of a shoe that sits directly beneath the foot. Birkenstock was the first to showcase this feature back in the 1960s – and now, with some cute adaptations, that look is fully in style. Which is lucky for us, because these sandals have all-day comfort.
You’ll probably need only one pair this season, but before you make your purchase you’ll want to figure out the color strategy that works best for you and your fashion sense. Here are the key highlights to help you make your decision:
THE CLASSIC LOOK
If you prefer to go with a traditional color combo, the White Mountain Gracie is your best bet. The Gracie has the hallmarks of classic footbed styling, available in ultra-versatile black or brown leather straps. Take full advantage of the timeless look and wear them anywhere, with pretty much anything.
Want to have some fun? Viking takes the classic footbed shape and jazzes it up with exciting colors and patterns. Tropical and mermaid prints have great casual summer vibes – everyone will want to know where you found them. As a bonus, Viking provides a spacious toe box to give your feet just a bit more wiggle room.
|Viking Tofino 2 Tropical Palm
|Viking Tofino 2 Mermaid
Insider tip: Viking sandals come in European sizes. Need a quick reference? Scroll to the bottom of this article for a size conversion guide.
Jellypop is known for taking simple styles and making them super cute. The Wales features slightly less foot coverage, making it not quite as heavy as a traditional footbed. But the metallic finish is the magic here. Understated silver shimmer is the soft touch of Jellypop at work – keeping the heart of the footbed trend but shifting it to something truly feminine.
OH, ONE MORE THING!
There’s one more key element when picking your 2019 footbed sandals. Braided straps. It’s a modern approach to Birkenstock’s original claim to fame – but maybe it’s just the “twist” your closet is looking for.