If the lockdown and working from home has taught me anything, it’s that home footwear has taken a big leap up in the steez priority list. In a time where it’s been near on impossible to flex any new purchases in the real world, what better way to get your fix than to snap some necks in the comfort of your own home?
When it comes to Japanese sartorial matters, there aren’t many things that don’t turn my head. And when a brand like FDMTL is serving up their contemporary renditions of age-old Japanese crafts, then you can sign me up there and then. The FDMTL Sashiko Zori Sandals are their take on a traditional type of Japanese footwear designed to be easily slipped on and off when entering or leaving buildings, Zōri.
FDMTL has stayed true to the heritage of the silhouette by teaming up with long-time Zōri kings Karube who have been hand-crafting the sandals for over 100 years. These feature hand-woven bamboo straw insoles, original indigo sashiko details to the Hanao straps, both of which sit on top of a sturdy EVA polymer sole. Finished off with a brand tab on the side and often paired with tabi socks, these are the ultimate in steezy slides.
Available from Okayama Denim for $120