The transition of seasons can be a lot of fun, style-wise (all those lightweight layering options!). But it can also present fashion dilemmas, especially in the footwear department: too cold for summer sandals, too warm for boots. What's a girl to do? Enter the Earthies Tortola. Built on a supportive, ergonomically-designed flatform with reinforced arch support, a padded heel cup and shock-absorbing footbed that provides both height and comfort, the Tortola's strappy, buckled Grecian-inspired upper (which comes in brown, black or red leather) is both classic and cool—and it's a bit more closed than the average summer sandal, making it an ideal early fall option. I got a pair just before Labor Day and wore them throughout New York Fashion Week, garnering a great many compliments and (a Fashion Week first) no blisters or barking dogs. Huzzah!
graphic design by K Sarna