Ancient Greek sandals are all the rage on the fashion scene when it comes to summer footwear.
These trendy sandals once had a more practical use than completing an outfit — in ancient times sandals were a utilitarian type of shoe that would protect people’s feet while walking.
Things have changed as the iconic shoes have become a sign of status and a fashion element that has become popular all around the world.
Greek sandals are always in style
Even though sandals have become very common in modern times, they became immensely popular during the 60s.
In 1968, Vogue printed a several-pages-long article, presenting Paco Rabanne’s sandal collection entitled “Laced All the Way.”
Since then, sandals have not yet gone out of fashion, while they are reinvented every summer with different colors, designs and materials.
The trendy ancient Greek-style leather sandals come in various styles and many of them are genuine Greek products, handmade in the country, using natural leather, stones and accessories from Greece.
Greek designers embrace their roots
You don’t need to actually travel to Greece to encounter your perfect sandal, though. You can shop online at reliable sites that ship worldwide so that you can bring a little piece of Greece with you anywhere you are.
By buying from Greek sellers online, you not only get an authentic pair of high-quality sandals, but you can also support Greek businesses.
You will feel like a Greek goddess wearing shoes created by designers in Greece who focus on and incorporate the country’s cultural elements in the decoration of the modern version of the ancient sandals.
While expensive designer labels have jumped on the Greek sandal trend, there are many small designers that offer a more authentic look for a more affordable price.
Efi, a Greek sandal designer who sells her incredible creations online, is dedicated to producing high-quality shoes that embody Greece and don’t break the bank.
“The designs of our sandals are inspired from the beauty of ancient Greece and also astronomical Greek drawings, natural elements such as shells, beads, stones, lava, Greek leathers and materials,” the talented Greek sandal designer, told Greek Reporter.
“The company’s philosophy is based on a combination of low prices and high quality,” she added.