Remember a few years ago when you thought sporting Birkenstocks was a fashion crime? Then the shoe started popping up in gorgeous metallic and floral prints — and we started to reconsider our opinions. We’ll admit it, we’re even thinking about wearing them with socks… It looks like that same brand revitalization is happening to another beloved ’90s sandal. Prepare yourself for the comeback of Teva.
The brand has collaborated once again with cult fashion favorite Opening Ceremony on a line of eight sandals that give the shoe a high-fashion makeover. We’re going to give it a month before you start spotting these on style blogs and #ootds. This is the second time the two brands have worked together. Last year’s sandals consisted of mostly the classic Teva shoe with updated colors and patterns, whereas this year’s collab went in a much more style-minded direction.
The 2015 OP x Teva lineup consists of three styles: the Hurricane XLT Gladiator, which offers a sporty take on the classic summer sandal, the Psyclone Tonal, a waterproof suede shoe with a woven top and then there’s the Flatform Universal, a platform that looks like it’s been plucked straight out of the ’90s. Since the line’s official launch on May 5, the Flatform Universal has already sold out – you’ll probably spy it on eBay in the next few days though. However, you can snag the other two styles for $95-120.
Considering the adventure-filled backbone of Teva’s brand we’re guessing this mix of fashion + practicality is going to make for one seriously popular summer shoe. A beachside hike? A music festival? A trip to the grocery store? Tevas will work for it all.
What’s your take on this fashion collab? Would you wear it? Share with us in the comments below.