Five Clergerie Shoes that Will Rule this Summer
It’s a common thought that the shoes are one of the pieces of clothing – in the broadest sense of the term – that affects decisively the whole summer fashion. It may sound odd, or even bizarre, but – at least for what concerns the women’s fashion, while the men’s products are easier to identify – the building of a personal, customized, unique and inimitable style in the hottest season starts from the bottom, that is to say from the often neglected footwear. There can be several reasons for this, but they can be summarized with the need to combine elegance and comfort, which can be quite a challenge in summer.
The challenge is, obviously, for the designers and the fashion houses as well, called to satisfy this dual need, which is, on balance, really hard to accommodate in a single solution. This is probably one of the reasons why, every summer, two or three companies are designated as “jungle guides”, into the chaos of proposals and offers plunged on the markets by both luxury and more ordinary brands. It is the case, for a couple of years now, of Clergerie, Keen The North Face and a few others, unanimously elected as the “lighthouses” of this specific domain.
For example, it’s generally believed that, if we take a look at the Clergerie catalogue, we can easily pick up the right pair of summer shoes, according to our taste and style. Or at least, we can draw inspiration from them, and come out with clearer ideas. Do we want to do a test? Let’s examine the following five Clergerie proposals (among many others), and let’s see if there’s something that fits our values and taste.
- Antona sandals. The Clergerie footwear collections come out traditionally with each item identified by a male or female first name. These sandals in two materials – raffia for the exterior, lamb leather for the interior, including the sole – may appear way too expensive, but the truth is that no other shoe is able to embody the essence of summer in such a precise manner.
- Isabela sandals. Made with precious fabric and goat leather, these sandals are colorful and fancy at the same time. But most of all, they are extremely comfortable. The tissue structure is like a caress that surrounds the foot, while the plain soil ensures stability and minimizes the fatigue, even after a long walk on the sand.
- Nicola derbies. Specifically designed for a night out, these shoes come out with a thick sole and a high – but not extremely tall – heel. The vantage point is that the heel itself is remarkably thick, so the stability is fully ensured, even on the dance floor.
- Andrew mules. When a shoe is made with a single material (in this case lamb leather), it’s all in the quality of the raw material itself and the design. And these mules don’t betray the expectations: fancy like a party shoe, comfy like a pair of home slippers, they are the perfect match between aesthetics and functionality.
- Wenda sandals. These shoes are really expensive (but you can find them on sale), thanks to the preciousness of the raw material (calf leather). A preciousness that is reflected on the extremely refined design, able to turn a “simple” pair of walking shoes in something usable day and night indistinctively.