Designer Notes | Page Wedge

 

Pre-Fall Sport-Chic.

 

Page is a naked sandal with a sportier, more accessible vibe.

 

We’ve seen a lot of naked sandals this season—mostly on slim heels. With Page I was thinking about how I could balance a slim-strappy upper with a chunkier bottom; how could I make the naked sandal friendlier and more approachable.

LABUCQ DESIGNER NOTES PAGE WEDGE SKETCH

For me, the shape of Page recalls an EVA stacked sneaker sole (think retro sketchers), flaring a bit all around, and kicking up at the front. 

I’ve also had our factory pad the insole, which thus feels more like a sneaker. It might not come across in pictures, but take my word for it: THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE.

LABUCQ DESIGNER NOTES PAGE WEDGE INSPIRATION

So I started thinking about how I could do a slim strappy upper, but balanced out when a chunkier bottom, something easy and low-stress.

 

It's these sport references, mixed with the slim chic barely-there straps, that round it out and make it whole. 

 

LABUCQ DESIGNER NOTES PAGE WEDGE

LABUCQ DESIGNER NOTES PAGE WEDGE

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