When you think of rubber sandals, the first thing that comes to mind would have to be the beach. These are the pairs you don’t mind getting wet or buried under the sand, they're also the kind of slip-ons that fashion girls wouldn't ever dare wear out in the metro. But ladies, we just found the sleekest pair of rubber sandals you’ll ever see.
Introducing the Ipanema with STARCK, a line of footwear made in collaboration with world-renowned French designer Philippe Starck. In case you haven’t heard of him, he’s created an impressive bevy of creations that range from furniture to windmills, and even revolutionary mega-yachts, hotels, and restaurants. Imagine a guy with that talent, lending his aesthetic to the world of fashion. Calling these rubber beauties quite cool, is an understatement.
Together with the Brazilian shoe brand, they've created a full range of flats, flip flops, and sandals in four distinct designs, offered in a myriad of colors. These pairs were developed to be sustainable with the use of 30% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. Minimalism is the main theme of the whole line, as seen from the super sleek straps and thin soles. “When you reach elegance with a few dollars or euros, this is no longer magic; it is a modern miracle,” says Philippe Starck.
There are four designs to choose from divided into four sub-collections depending on the color.
The Arty Collection
The Glamour Collection
The Chic Collection