It is not yet Spring in NYC, but I am already creating my spring slash summer sandal wish list as I DESPERATELY wait for Spring and Summer to arrive. Here they are (and obviously I have a type of sandal that I like to wear….):
One of my favorite purchases from my recent trip to Paris was a pair of Boho Chic sandals. Peruvian ribbon, Italian leather, French company….makes sense, right? I am so happy I discovered Nupie . They are colorful (at Bon Marche, the sandals were offered in three different color ways and I wanted all three), comfortable, practical, and unique. I love how the ribbon is distinctively Peruvian (and made in Peru) and that the soles are high quality leather Italian so they feel like well made classic sandals. I can’t wait to wear them all summer long.
Last summer, I splurged on Chanel Tevas — and I wore them all day every day. They made me so happy because they were the perfect mixture of how I see myself: half city girl, half hippy chick. That said, I never wanted to hike in them because although they are technically tevas, they still are Chanel and are not hiking worthy. So last month when a friend introduced me to Arizona Love tevas, I fell in love AGAIN and knew I had to buy two pairs immediately. Arizona Love tevas are a true combination of uniqueness and practicality. A little bit of flair and a whole lot of comfort. LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
Ladies, take a look at my new sandals. I get happy just LOOKING at them. They are bright, fun, flamboyant, colorful, special, unique, and simply happy.
High summer is here, so grab your sandals and get ready to dance the night away! The flat traditional Spanish sandal is my footwear of choice these days. They are as comfortable as Birkenstocks, yet more sophisticated and subtle. Easy to slip on and off, cozy for your feet to walk around in, and stylish to wear with any outfit.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, summer is ALMOST over, but we still have another full month of guaranteed sunny and hot weather. So it is never too late to buy some sandals. Truth be told, these sandals are worth buying any season because they will last forever; not just for this summer but for many to come.
Jutta Neumann has been creating hand made leather goods in New York since the mid 80s, and opened her own studio and storefront in the East Village in 1994. She makes sandals, handbags, belts, and jewelry. All of them are beautifully crafted and unique, but her sandals in particular are amazing. Not only are they good looking shoes, but they are so uber comfortable that you feel like you are wearing orthodics. They are the perfect substitute for birkenstocks (you know you love them) and flip flops (best shoes ever with no support whatsoever, though).
Neumann’s work is featured regularly in Vogue, Elle, Marie-Claire, Mademoiselle, Self, W and other national and international publications. Her shoes are the great combination of comfort and style. She sells the sandals (along with everything else) at her store on 355 East 4th Street in NYC, as well as online and even at gimmeshoes.com.
All of her styles are classic, good looking, and functional. But I am most in love with her Tony Sandal, which comes in 9 different colors.