Beyond the Trend: Barely-There Sandals

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Summer calls for a lot of things: rosé, swimsuits, warm-weather beauty products, and skimpy, foot-baring sandals. While the chic shoe style is all the rage as of late, the barely-there sandal has a storied past as one of the oldest recorded examples of footwear in the world, having first been spotted around Oregon some 10,900 years ago. In ancient Egypt, the style was reserved solely for individuals of nobility and were often made of papyrus and leather. With the rise of Christianity, open-style sandals became scandalous, as many church leaders believed they left the woman’s foot too naked. Fast forward to the present-day and the dainty shoe continues to endure, most recently on the Spring/Summer 2019 runways. Ahead of the summer solstice, CR traces the history behind the barely-there sandal.

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