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Now that “ugly,” comfort-first shoes are the new normal (or, rather, the new normcore), we’ve been reintroduced to brands that haven't been in our wardrobe rotation for some time. While Birkenstocks and Tevas deserve plenty of cred, one of our favorite shops is making damn sure we don’t forget about one of the forerunners of orthopedic chic: Dr. Scholl’s. Yes, Steven Alan X Dr. Scholl’s is making all of our footwear dreams come true this summer.
Steven Alan has just slightly reinterpreted the brand’s classic silhouettes — practical clog sandals with that ever-present chunky buckle — giving us a modern, comfort-minded look at a killer price point (like, under $150.) There are two styles for women (either lacquered soles or chambray straps) and one for men, too (a crisscrossed leather slider situation).
We’re probably not alone hoping that this is the start of a long,
ugly beautiful friendship between the king of modern urban casual and the shoe brand of our collective childhood. All the styles to compliment your summer wardrobe (again) are ahead. (Steven Alan)