True crafty concoctions possess a sense of down-home romance. The aesthetic hearkens back to a day when “craft” wasn’t merely cutting a scrap of leather and sewing it on for decoration. With artful details, like beading, macramé, and knitting, these sandals put the art back in arts and crafts. Some are ridiculously priced, especially for a shoe with every intention of appearing homemade. But it’s not like anyone will be arguing that you picked them up at Granny’s yard sale – and you can’t deny the artisanal work in them.
1. Chloé Crochet and Leather Flats: Crochet is now more than a fleeting (and reappearing) trend. It’s an elemental must. Chloé’s patriotic sandals have the right portion of city polish.
On Luisa via Roma for $745.
2. Bryan Blake Suede and Beads Thong Sandals: Like unfussy jewels for you feet, these beads of metal and wood will highlight a bright pedicure and beg for a gauzy skirt.
On Luisa via Roma for $197.
4. Missoni Leather and Crochet-Knit Platform Sandals: Missoni never ceases to find innovative ways to work their knit. These multi-texture flatforms are enough to lure you to the tropics.
On Net-a-Porter for $785.
5. Jimmy Choo Iris Embellished Macramé Leather Sandals: Make an entrance in these, and you’ll announce, “The fiesta has arrived!” Acetate beads and intricate macramé bring a hand-touched approach to fancy footwork.
On Net-a-Porter for $1,495.