City dwellers rejoice! There are a handful footful of summer shoes-beyond your typical sneakers or sandals-that can withstand both metropolitan lifestyles and hot, sticky days. And you don't have to give up your good style in exchange for a shoe that works as hard as you do! Look to this season's selection of sling-back and cutout loafers, fisherman sandals, and breeze-through flats. We're focused on Golden Goose Sneakers footwear that truly goes the distance no matter your choice of transport: bike rides, subway rides, or long walks. In other words, these are shoes that, well, don't expose your freshly pedicured toes to elements on sidewalks and subway stops.
Then seeing a cultural icon like Rihanna at the Met gala wearing something I'd created was just overwhelming-it still is overwhelming. She adds, As merchants of Venice, we are always trying our best to deliver a bit of our beloved home all over the world.
On my first trip to Madrid, the only queue I stood in led me not to Picasso's Guernica or chocolate-dipped churros, but to Casa Hernanz, a maker of Spanish espadrilles since 1845. At the Casa, everything is crafted by hand and shopgoers can take their pick between varying heel heights and a rainbow of colors. According to the website of the shoemaker which is now helmed by the latest generation of the Hernanz family, Jes锟斤拷s and Antonio, the techniques behind today's batch of shoes go back a very long way; the addition of a practical rubber sole has been the only improvement. Exiting Casa Hernanz, I bore about a half-dozen shoes. Each espadrille, after all, only costs about as much as lunch.