There’s a rumor going around that if you wear these debossed 4SDesigns Sabot’s on a hot day, your feet just end up smelling like the inside of a Le Labo. It’s entirely unsubstantiated, and it 1000% started here, but it’s a rumor now and there’s really nothing anyone can do about it*. That’s how rumors work. Anyways, these are basically my platonic ideal for a summer shoe — simple, backless, comfortable, eye-catching. I can’t find a fault.
(This isn’t one of those rumors that requires confirmation through rigorous application of the scientific method, by the way. I’m not interested in verifying this in any capacity. Don’t @ me.)
I’m not sure if I knew it was possible for a shoe to be both minimal and baroque, but these backless beauties are that. Made in Italy, they feature a debossed two-piece leather upper that’s been outfitted with an intricate paisley pattern, a faux-leather footbed and a durable rubber outsole. There are literally three things to note, but they’re louder than functioning LA Lights.
And in regards to functionality, I’m not sure if mule holdouts still exist, but they shouldn’t. If you’re someone who’s worried about mobility in a backless shoe, it’s hard to overstate how inessential backs are. Summer is for leisure, not for hustle — and these do leisure at an expert level.
Available for $585 CAD (~$481 USD) at Lost & Found