Fashionistas often face the trilemma of style, comfort, and eco-consciousness, like choosing between a stiletto, sneaker, or straw shoe. Yet with the rise of brands breaking this mold, is it time to challenge the belief that you can’t have all three?
Famolare is an especially innovative footwear brand trying to help you have it all, as their 40 patents for footwear innovation suggest. And as CEO Victoria Staten explained in a recent interview, their 70s-style shoes also represent “a healthy aid to human movement.” The thing is that our feet weren’t designed to walk on city streets, she proposes. “Our soles serve as a mediator between feet and pavement. As we walk, different parts of our feet absorb shock and move us forward. Our shoes naturalize that movement. The first wave absorbs shock to the heel and ankle, the second wave absorbs shock to the arch, the third wave rolls you forward and the fourth pushes you off. Walking on Famolare waves is better for our bodies, and therefore, better for our mindset.”
If you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk, as they say… So, I put my pair of complimentary Famolare’s Upslide wedge leather sandals, sent to LittlePinkTop by the brand, to the test.
These shoes are a step in the right direction for eco-friendly fashionistas. They also look incredibly stylish and are truly comfortable.
Furthermore, the attention to detail is evident in every stitch, and the soft, supple leather molds comfortably to the foot. Besides, the rubber wedge outsole looks cool and is extremely durable, making them a stylish choice for long walks or a night out on the town.
Victoria Staten also mentioned that “many consider Famolares as prime upcycle candidates due to the high-quality materials and craftsmanship, not to mention timeless heritage design that has inspired women for decades to pass on their shoes as heirlooms to their daughters.”
Now that shoes are top of mind, let’s continue to look at some inheritance-worthy and sustainable sandal options from LittlePinkTop’s affiliate partners.
How about these? Leather sandals in a cognac color are definitely artsy, and these ones appear to be high quality, durable, and comfortable, considering that the heel is just the right height. Cute straps that wind around the ankle add another touch of creativity.
This pair of platform sandals has a structural wooden heel that will definitely create waves of turning heads.
These slip-on style sandals come in a cork design and have a padded insole for maximum comfort. They are made by a shoe brand called Dolce Vita, which exudes a hip and trendy vibe inspired by Southern California. Shoes like these might help you live your best life, as suggested by the brand’s name.
So as you can see, in the dynamic world of fashion, you don’t need to choose between style, comfort, and sustainability anymore. Fashionistas are now discovering that these elements can seamlessly coexist, promising an exciting future for fashion.