I’m not trying to be dramatic, but suddenly a new sandal brand is everywhere. Arizona Love seems to have come from nowhere, but upon further investigation has actually steadily gained a following since April, when the likes of Camille Charrière and Erica Davies wore them.
The brand was started only last year by French designer Leslie Halfon, and much like the Velcro “dad” sandals by Chanel, Teva‘s classic hikers and all the other iterations before and after, these summer shoes are of the practical variety. While they’re a traditional hiking style, the multicoloured fabric wrapped around the straps make them so much more fun.
But it’s not just influencers who love them. I even had friends DM’ing me about the brand, as they were into the leopard-print versions so much that they needed to know more. Now, the sandal is stocked by Matchesfashion.com but consistently sells out. Currently, out of eight styles, there are only two you can buy right now and one version that’s about to drop. The rest are long gone.
There is a smidgen of good news, however, as Etsy is selling similar versions if you’re unable to snag yourself a pair of the originals. They aren’t as accomplished in their production, and who knows who came up with the idea first, but we’re here to keep you informed. Keep scrolling to shop them and see how they’re styled.