What Are Pillow Sandals and What Makes Them Hot in Summer 2021

Products • 30/05/21

Pillow Sandals are THE Designer Shoe for Summer 2021

It is difficult to find a middle ground between two fashion choice extremes of our age: the loungewear and full-blown party gear. As we already know, both are affecting current clothing trends. But how does it translate footwear? Well, let’s talk about pillow sandals – THE designer shoe for the upcoming warm season.

The naked toe weather is not quite here yet (but expect the heatwave to strike soon) and this particular designer shoe style is already fire hot. According to Lyst’s consumer shopping data, in May searches for “pillow” and “puffy” sandals went up by 129%.

So, what exactly is pillow sandals and what makes them so sought after? This is a mixture of flip-flop and slide-style sandals with padded straps that, you guessed it, resemble a pillow. Not only this designer shoe is instantly associated with comfort due to padding, but it is also very versatile and associated with elegance due to being adopted by brands like Miu Miu and Staud.

Staud’s version of the shoe has a thong-style toe and is made out of leather. It is available in three classic colours: white, black and camel. Miu Miu, on the other hand, went down a more creating route. The brand came up with a variety of strap styles, colours ranging from multi-colour to monochrome. The most remarking quality of Miu Miu pillow sandals is that it’s available in a flatform. Other designer brands have released this shoe style too. Bottega Veneta, Rejina Pyo and Proenza, to list a few.

Having spent a year living in sweatsuits and house slippers, we might be excited to wear stiletto heels to the office, but this does not mean we won’t seek to go back to comfort wear very soon. In fact, many of us forgot what it’s like to wear heels and will need to transition into it slowly. Sandals that look and feel like pillows yet deliver the elegance needed outdoors certainly do the trick.

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