Hare you heard of Sseko designs? The sandals are made in Uganda by women to earn money for their University tuition.
I read bout them last fall on Design Mom and fell immediately in love.
Part of the reason has to do with Marilyn Monroe.
If I ever find a pair of white sandals like the pair from Seven year Itch, my credit card will be in my hand before I have time to blink.
Anyway, (that was a tangent) besides those, Barefoot and I always admired the acrylic pair with interchangeable ribbons pictured below.
I’ve never heard much about these shoes, but in addition to the photos from this Harold Lloyd shoot, I found photographic evidence of her wearing them with white, black, and green ribbons.
I stayed up late last night to paint my toenails so I could take a proper photo of my new sandals first thing this morning.
I mostly planned on wearing them with skirts for the full effect of the laces, but I like them tucked under skinny jeans too.
Another thing you should know, this style of ankle laces have a tendency to slip and be a general nuisance. (I have 3 other pairs that lace similarly. I know. It’s a sickness) But these stay put really well.
So, to sum up. Ssekos are great, everybody should buy a pair! (I know it sounds like it, but no. I was not compensated for this post. I am way too small potatoes for that kind of thing)