Marni releases limited edition ‘Fussbett’ sandals

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The ‘Fussbett’ sandal gets its Teutonic name from the Anatomic insole beloved by fans of Germany’s Birkenstock brand. The shoe comes in a glitter-glazed gabardine, featuring micro-sequins and patent leather piping, a velcro closure and a rope and rubber sole, with a special mulberry and granite-colored limited edition available online from Monday via Marni for €390. 

The ugly-chic sandal trend has been brewing slowly over the past few seasons. First up, London’s Christopher Kane sent his models out in metallic pool slide-style sandals with chunky soles for Spring-Summer 2012. Then, at Céline Phoebe Philo created plenty of gasps with her Spring-Summer 2013 fur-lined Birkenstocks (the brand has been an inspiration to plenty of designers of late). She followed up the trend a year later with her Spring-Summer 2014 thick-soled sporty sandals with gladiator strapping, a more wearable option, perhaps. 

Prada’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection was also packed with the trend, featuring simple, chunky injection-molded rubber soles and velcro straps. They also come with an added dose of glamor, provided by the colorful giant crystals applied to the straps. Sporty-sandal fever hit New York City too, with Marc Jacobs sending out rubber soles and glittering sports straps for Spring 2014; shoes which are currently hitting stores. 

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