Summer in Seattle: The Sandals You'll Want to Wear Every Day

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!--paging_filter--pBorn on the isle of Minorca off the coast of Spain, avarca-style sandals—with the distinctive rubber tire tread soles, greased leather uppers and heel straps, and a suede lining—are a popular choice of footwear in the Mediterranean as much for their simple construction as for their durable style. Riudavets (a href="http://www.riudavetsusa.com" target="_blank"riudavetsusa.com/a) has been hand-making these flat sandals in a wide range of colors, ranging from neutral to metallic and every hue in between since the 1920s, and the shoes still garner notice from fashion’s heavy hitters, including recent shout-outs in emNew York/em magazine and emThe New York Times/em. We love them for their nonchalant charm and laidback versatility. $120, locally available exclusively at Clementine em(West Seattle, 4447 California Ave. SW; 206.935.9400; a href="http://www.clementines.com" target="_blank"clementines.com/a) and Totokaelo (Capitol Hill, 1523 10th Ave.; 206.623.3582; a href="http://www.totokaelo.com" target="_blank"totokaelo.com/a). /em/p

 

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