If you don’t know Salt Water Sandals, that haunting, shoe-shaped void you’ve been feeling is about to get filled. Salt Water makes beautiful, hardy sandals in almost every colour of the rainbow.
Cult classics in the States, Salt Waters arrived in Australia five years ago and, along with striped Breton tees and cropped denim, have become the summer uniform of mums and their brood.
Every pair of Salt Water Sandals is beautifully crafted from durable, colourful leather that moulds to the wearer’s feet, and that process is sped up when the sandals get wet. Anything that improves by wading in the surf is alright with us. In addition to the Original style with its intertwined straps, the Surfer, T Thong and Sweetheart, Salt Water also makes the Sun-San Shark which is perfect for boys.
Me, I’m partial to the Original style in gold or patent turquoise, but choosing is tricky, so I’d probably get one in every colour just to be safe.
So how do you take a classic design, seemingly perfect in every way and make it better? New colours, patterns and maybe a slightly tweaked shape. To that end, this month shiny, candy red Originals will hit Aussie stockists in sizes from kids to adults, and we’ll also be getting the Classic style for mamas only.
The Salt Water Originals printed leather family will soon expand to include a cherry pattern, due to be released in December. A pair sure would look nice under the Christmas tree. Just putting that out there in case anyone I know (ahem, husband) is reading this.
Ready to get your first pair or to increase your collection? They have an incredibly long list of stockists, which is quite a testament to their popularity!